European Professional Club Rugby | Season balance: the Quins and the Tigers preserve their invincibility

Our retrospective of this tumultuous Champions Cup season offers you to return today to the third day, where the Harlequins and Leicester Tigers won victories at the end of the suspense, while the Wasps surprised the Stadium in Toulousain with their title .

Marcus Smith heroic for the Quins

The Quins picked up a third win in three matches, in Group B, with a Marcus Smith deciding by his 10 points in the last five minutes to dispose of Cardiff Rugby (36-33). Ats un match haletant, Cardiff recorded 14 points through essais d’Owen Lane (2), James Ratti, Dillon Lewis and Corey Domachowski. But the Quins, who had found the way to the goal through Louis Lynagh midfielder Tyrone Green and Luke Northmore, made an exceptional comeback with a first-time try from Danny Care before Marcus Smith could not strike his turn, within the 75th minute, with a try and then signing the penalty of the victory.

Saumaki offers victoire aux Tigers

Leicester also remained invincible in Group B with a decisive try by Hosea Saumaki to clinch a win over Connacht Rugby (29-28). The two teams had marked four tests each: Tiernan O’Halloran (2), Cian Prendergast and Kieran Marmion for the Connacht and Joe Heyes, Kini Murimurivalu (2) and Charlie Clare in favor of Leicester. Jack Carty’s transformations seemed to guide Connacht against victory, from Saumaki and frappé to 79 minutes.

The Wasps triumphed over Toulouse at 14

The Wasps surprised them four -time European champions, with a 30-22 victory in Group B, despite the expulsion of Jacob Umaga in the 33rd minute of the game. Biyi Alo, Brad Shields and Alfie Barbeary did not sign the essais de l’équipe de la Gallagher Premiership, no higher 15 points from Jimmy Gopperth, pour dominance in Rouge et Noir at Coventry Building Society Arena.

Of suspense on all levels

The third day offered a series of passionate matches. The Bristol Bears had at the Stade Français Paris, at Ashton Gate, at the end of a perfectly mastered encounter (28-17). Very important author, Gavin Coombes offered victory to Munster Rugby from pelouse du Castres Olympique (16-13). Finally, thanks to a double from behind Michael Lowry, Ulster Rugby won a landslide victory over the Northampton Saints (24-20).

Results for the 3rd day:

Castres Olympique 13 Munster Rugby 16

Cardiff Rugby 33 Harlequins 36

Wasps 30 Stade Toulousain 22

Racing Ospreys 10 92 25

Connacht Rugby 28 Leicester Tigers 29

Exeter Chiefs 52 Glasgow Warriors 17

Stade Rochelais 39 Bath Rugby 21

Bristol Bears 28 Stade Français Paris 17

Leinster Rugby 89 Montpellier Hérault Rugby 7

Union Bordeaux-Bègles 45 Scarlets 10

Northampton Saints 20 Ulster Rugby 24

ASM Clermont Auvergne 25 Sale Sharks 19

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