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European round-up: Leicester and Saints keep on marching

Leicester Tigers and Northampton Saints both made it two wins from two in Europe this season, while Bath and Exeter were also victorious on a dream Saturday for the Aviva Premiership.

English teams have lost just one game so far in the European Champions Cup, with Tigers and Saints both looking well-placed as they target a spot in the last eight.
 
While Leicester were always favourites to win in Treviso, the 36-3 final score was the sort of comprehensive success they were after, with Telusa Veainu’s double helping them to a bonus-point success.
 
Northampton’s trip to Pro12 champions Glasgow looked an altogether tougher proposition, but Saints appear to be finding some form and produced arguably the result of the day at Scotstoun.
 
A dominant performance from their pack allowed them to emerge 26-15 winners away at the Warriors, as Ahsee Tuala crossed twice after George Pisi’s opener to put them in great shape after the first two rounds of matches.
 
Earlier in the day Bath had got their European campaign underway with a hard-fought win over Leinster, with George Ford nudging them to a 19-16 success.
 
After last week’s clash with Toulon was postponed, Bath needed a strong start at the Rec, and they got it, handing the three times champions a second straight loss to start the tournament.
 
Elsewhere Exeter bounced back well from last week’s disappointing loss to the Ospreys as they picked up all five points in a 34-19 win over Bordeaux-Begles.
 
Olly Woodburn scored two tries on his debut for the club, with Moray Low and Ian Whitten also going over for Rob Baxter’s men.
 
It was more mixed news for English teams in the Challenge Cup, but Sale responded to last week’s loss to the Dragons with a 29-20 win over Pau.
 
Viliami Fihaki’s try three minutes from time finally put the result to bed, offering the Sharks a bonus point at the same time.
 
Elsewhere Worcester were well-beaten away at Zebre, 27-8, while London Irish conceded a last-minute converted try to go down 27-20 in Grenoble.

Benetton Treviso
Penalty: Ambrosini
 
Leicester Tigers
Tries: Penalty, Betham, Veainu 2, Bateman
Conversions: Bell 3, Bai
Penalty: Bell
 
Referee: Mathieu Raynal
Attendance: 2,300
 
Glasgow Warriors
Tries: Horne, Strauss
Conversion: Russell
Penalty: Russell
 
Northampton Saints
Tries: G Pisi, Tuala 2
Conversion: Myler
Penalties: Myler 3
 
Referee: Pascal Gauzère
Attendance: 6,800
 
Bath Rugby
Try: Penalty
Conversion: Ford
Penalties: Ford 3
Drop goal: Ford
 
Leinster
Try: Van der Flier
Conversion: Sexton
Penalties: Sexton 3
 
Referee: Jérôme Garcès
Attendance: 13,480
 
Exeter Chiefs
Tries: Woodburn 2, Low, Whitten
Conversion: Slade
Penalties: Slade 4
 
Bordeaux-Begles
Tries: Ducuing, Rey, Lesgourgues
Conversions: Beauxis, Lonca
 
Referee: Leighton Hodges
Attendance: 9,577
 
Zebre
Tries: Violi, Boni
Conversion: Canna
Penalties: Canna 4
Drop goal: Canna
 
Worcester
Try: Hammond
Penalty: Lamb
 
Referee: Tual Trainini
Attendance: 1,784

Sale Sharks
Tries: Mujati, Jennings, James, Fihaki
Conversions: Ford 3
Penalty: Ford
 
Pau
Tries: Lespiaucq 2
Conversions: Daubagna 2
Penalties: Daubagna 2
 
Referee: Ben Whitehouse
Attendance: 4,006
 
Grenoble
Tries: Heguy, Alexandre, Gelin
Conversions: Bosch 2, Loustalot
Penalties: Bosch 2
 
London Irish
Tries: Williams, Sinclair
Conversions: Noakes, Brophy-Clews
Penalties: Brophy-Clews 2
 
Referee: Ian Davies
Attendance: 8,500
 

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