Sat 9 Apr 2022 | 11:45

Saracens destroy Brive, Edinburgh crush Pau

Saracens destroy Brive, Edinburgh crush Pau
Sat 9 Apr 2022 | 11:45
Saracens destroy Brive, Edinburgh crush Pau

CHALLENGE CUP FRIDAY WRAP: Saracens claimed a 55-5 victory at CA Brive on Friday, sealing their qualification for the EPCR Challenge Cup Round of 16.


The three-time European champions ran in eight tries at Stade Amédée-Doménech as they earned a third-place finish in Pool C.

Flank Andy Christie was first over the whitewash for Saracens on 10 minutes, but Brive hit back shortly after through centre Setariki Tuicuvu.

The visitors wrestled control, however, scoring further first-half tries through prop Eroni Mawi and lock Nick Isiekwe, before scores from scrumhalf Ivan van Zyl, flanker Ben Earl, wing Rotimi Segun, hooker Jamie George and wing Ben Harris wrapped up their victory after the break.

Saracens will discover their Round of 16 opponents tomorrow as the pool stage concludes, while Brive, who saw fullback Axel Muller sent off late on, exit the competition.

Meanwhile, Edinburgh scored eight tries to beat Pau 54-5 at DAM Health Stadium on Friday, sealing their place in the EPCR Challenge Cup Round of 16 as they finished top of Pool C.

Hooker Stuart McInally kickstarted their rout on three minutes, with the first half seeing flank Connor Boyle cross for a brace in addition to further scores from scrum-half Henry Pyrgos and prop WP Nel.


The tries continued to flow after the break, with wing Ramiro Moyano crossing either side of an effort from lock Pierce Philips.

Replacement fullback Thomas Carol dotted down for a late consolation for Pau, but the TOP 14 side exit the Challenge Cup after finishing bottom of the pool.

Edinburgh await confirmation of their Round of 16 opponents, which will be determined by games taking place tomorrow [Saturday].

Friday’s scores and scorers:

CA Brive 5-55 Saracens

The scorers:


For Brive:
Try: Tuicuvu

For Saracens:
Tries: Christie, Mawi, Isiekwe, Van Zyl, Earl, Segun, George, Harris
Pen: Farrell
Cons: Farrell 6

Edinburgh 54-5 Pau

The scorers:

For Edinburgh:
Tries: McInally, Boyle 2, Pyros, Nel, Moyano 2, Phillips
Cons: Vander Walt 6, Savala

For Pau:
Try: Carol


PV: 15