European Rugby Challenge Cup: Lyon 42-12 Newcastle Falcons

Lyon full-back Porical scored six conversions from six against Newcastle
Lyon full-back Porical scored six conversions from six against Newcastle
European Rugby Challenge Cup
Lyon (21) 42
Tries: Mavinga, Bonnefond (3), Lambey, Figuerola Cons: Porical (6)
Newcastle (5) 12
Tries: Temm, Vickers Con: Connon

Newcastle dropped to third in their European Rugby Challenge Cup group as they were thrashed by Lyon Olympique at Matmut Stadium.

Lyon wing Paul Bonnefond crossed for a hat-trick, and Jerome Porical converted all six of his side's tries.

Daniel Temm put Newcastle ahead after four minutes but Lyon replied with three tries to lead 21-5 at the break.

Rob Vickers struck after half-time for Falcons, but three tries in the final 12 minutes secured Lyon a bonus point.

Newcastle, who are seventh in the Premiership, host Lyon in the return fixture on 18 December.


Lyon Olympique: Porical, F. Romanet, Bonnefond, T. Regard, Clunies-Ross, Loursac, Couilloud, Mavinga, Paulo, Botha, Lambey, Paulino, Fourie, Cretin, Browning.

Replacements: Potgieter for F. Romanet (61), Barassi for Clunies-Ross (21), Figuerola for Couilloud (71), Mataradze for Mavinga (66), Mapusua for Paulo (66), Kaabeche for Botha (66), C. Njewel for Paulino (52), Tison for Browning (63).

Newcastle: Catterick, Tait, Waldouck, Burdon, Kibirige, Connon, Egerton, Rogers, Sowrey, D. Wilson, Botha, Civetta, G. Young, Temm, Orr.

Replacements: Marshall for Catterick (57), Delany for Connon (57), Vickers for Rogers (41), Nelson for Sowrey (57), Foster for D. Wilson (26).

Not Used:Watson, M. Wilson, Hodgson.

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