Challenge Cup: Lyon Olympique 21-13 Newcastle Falcons

Amlin Challenge Cup

Newcastle Falcons were knocked out of the European Challenge Cup after losing at Lyon Olympique.

Mosese Ratuvou went over for Lyon but Redford Pennycook's try and Jimmy Gopperth's conversion made it 7-7.

Gopperth put the visitors six points clear with a penalty either side of the break before the French hosts were awarded a penalty try.

Laurent Tranier then went over before Romain Loursac kicked his third conversion of the match.


Lyon Rugby: Lespinas; Ratuvou, Thomas, Raffault, Fatafehi; Sadourny (capt), Du Bruyn; Tchougong Kamga, Testa, Guillamon, Njewel, Dorier, Nzi, Gambetta, Bontinck.

Replacements: Miro, Roux, Toleafoa, Marchois, Tranier, Januarie, Tomamichel, Loursac.

Newcastle Falcons: J Gopperth (capt); Pasqualin, Eves, Fitzpatrick, Shortland; Hodgson, Pilgrim; Wells, Mayhew, Hall, Hogg, Swinson, Mayhew, Pennycook, Wilson.

Replacements: Graham, Fearn, Murray, Vickers, Welch, McGuigan, Shiells, Chudley.

Referee: Carlo Damasco (Italy).

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