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Swanepoel downs Scarlets

Centre kicks all of Brive's points in Amlin Challenge Cup victory

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Swanepoel downs Scarlets

Riaan Swanepoel: 15 points

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Riaan Swanepoel kicked all of Brive's points as the French side booked their place in the semi-finals of the Amlin Challenge Cup with a 15-11 win over the Scarlets.

Scarlets full-back Liam Williams scored the only try of the game at Stade Amedee-Domenech but it was not enough to see off the hosts.

Brive built their victory on a staunch defence and dominant scrum, with Swanepoel stepping in to kick five penalties to reward the forwards' hard work.

The sides had gone into the interval level at 6-6 after Swanepoel and Scarlets fly-half Stephen Jones had each kicked two penalties.

Swanepoel then gave the hosts the lead after the break with two more penalties as the Scarlets began to feel the strain.

Scarlets then scored a 58th-minute try through Williams but Rhys Priestland could not add the conversion as the French side remained narrowly ahead at 12-11.

With the Welsh visitors unable to put any more points on the board, Swanepoel sealed the victory with another penalty in the last minute to kill the game off.

The victory ensures the last four will be an all French affair, with Brive travelling to Biarritz on April 28 while Toulon will host Stade Francais on April 27.

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