Winless London Welsh gave their fans reason for some cheer after a determined finish to the final game of their European adventure.
The Exiles went into their final European Rugby Challenge Cup pool game against Lyon Olympique with only pride to play for, but looked set for another forgettable afternoon when they trailed 10-0.
A converted try on the hour from Damien Fitzpatrick extended the deficit, but Welsh rallied with scores from James Lewis and Koree Britton in the final 15 minutes, eventually going down 12-17.
Meanwhile London Irish had secured a home quarter-final against Edinburgh 24 hours earlier, with a 34-6 victory over Rovigo.
Ofisa Treviranus helped himself to a hat-trick, with James Short and Topsy Ojo also dotting down to seal a bonus-point win.
And interim boss Glenn Delaney saved his praise for Irish’s Samoan flanker.
He said: “Ofisa has been very, very good for us over the last three or four weeks and he was outstanding again.
“He was rightly named man of the match and he deserved it. He put in a big shift and I couldn’t be more pleased for him.”
There were six different try scorers as Exeter Chiefs demolished Bayonne 45-3 to make sure of their home quarter-final against Newcastle Falcons, who enjoyed a 52-10 win at Bucharest Wolves.
Exeter head coach Rob Baxter said: “A home quarter-final is something we haven't experienced before in any of the European cups, so that will be fantastic for us.
“What we've got to hope now is that we can get a big crowd in here and put in a good performance that will potentially keep the European Challenge Cup alive for us for as long as possible.”
And free-scoring Gloucester Rugby completed Pool Five with a 100 per cent record, following their 31-20 demolition of Brive on Thursday.
A penalty try, plus scores from Matt Kvesic, Dan Robson and Tom Savage ensured they passed the 200-point barrier for their six European encounters.
Gloucester will face Irish province Connacht in the last eight.
London Welsh 12 Lyon 17
Tries: Lewis, Britton
Tries: Regard, Munro, Fitzpatrick
Referee: Vlad Iordachescu
Rovigo 6 London Irish 34
Penalties: Basson 2
Tries: Treviranus 3, Short, Ojo
Conversions: Geraghty 3
Referee: Gary Conway
Bucharest Wolves 10 Newcastle Falcons 52
Tries: Vickers 2, Socino 2, Tait 2, Penalty, Davies
Conversions: Catterick 6
Referee: Neil Hennessey
Exeter Chiefs 45 Bayonne 3
Tries: Nowell, Jess, Ewers, Rimmer, Horstmann, Mumm
Conversions: Steenson 3
Penalties: Slade 3
Penalties: Bustos Moyano
Referee: Andrew McMenemy
Brive 20 Gloucester 31
Tries: Penalty, Acquier
Conversions: Swanepoel, Bezy
Penalties: Swanepoel 2
Tries: Savage, Robson, Penalty, Kvesic
Conversions: Hook 4
Referee: Dudley Phillips
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