Edinburgh beat Harlequins in thriller and Gloucester ease to victory
By PA Sport
Last Updated: 23/10/16 5:59pm
Edinburgh moved three points clear in European Challenge Cup Pool Five with a thrilling 36-35 defeat of Harlequins at Murrayfield.
The hosts, having been 31-14 up at half-time, needed Tom Brown's late try after Quins came back to lead 35-31.
Allan Dell, Blair Kinghorn, Nasi Manu, Hamish Watson and Damien Hoyland scored Edinburgh's other five-pointers.
Charlie Walker, Kyle Sinckler and Mat Luamanu touched down for the visitors who were also aided by two penalty tries.
Russian side Enisei-STM claimed a second British scalp in eight days, with a bonus-point 38-18 home win over Newport Gwent Dragons.
Enisei-STM defeated Worcester Warriors 19-12 last Saturday and a second win takes them top of Pool Three at least until the next round in December.
Hooker Stanislav Selskii scored a brace of tries and there were also touchdowns for Iuri Kushnarev, Dmitrii Gerasimov and substitute Valery Mrozov at the Trud Stadium in Tomsk - more than 4,200 miles from Newport.
Newport, who trailed 17-12 at the break, scored two tries through backs Pat Howard and Sam Beard.
Worcester were beaten again, this time 25-24 at home by Top 14 side Brive.
The French team, 10-7 up at half-time, scored tries through Takudzwa Ngwenya, Said Hireche and sub Thomas Acquier - the latter putting them eight points clear with five minutes left.
Andy Short's touchdown earned a losing bonus point following a penalty try and Ben Te'o's score.
Gloucester went level on points with La Rochelle at the top of Pool One thanks to a 37-8 bonus-point demolition of Benetton Treviso at Kingsholm.
The hosts, who led 20-3 at the break, scored four tries through Lewis Ludlow, Jonny May, Matt Scott and sub Callum Braley. Michael Tagicakibau got Treviso's only touchdown.
Ospreys winger Keelan Giles enjoyed another European night to remember as he scored a hat-trick of tries in a 31 13 win in Lyon.
The 18-year-old notched twice as Ospreys thrashed Newcastle 45-0 in their competition debut last time out and he was back among the tries again on Saturday, going over for converted scores in the 14th, 29th and 45th minutes.
Replacement Sam Parry added a fourth try late on - fly-half Sam Davies again slotting over the extras for a personal haul of 11 points with the boot - as Ospreys made it back-to-back wins in Pool Two.
The Welsh side now boast a five-point lead over Lyon at the top of the group after inflicting a first defeat on the French outfit, who scored second-half tries through Curtis Browning and Franck Romanet.
Sunday's only game saw Newcastle get their campaign firmly back on track with a thumping 50-7 win over last season's semi-finalists Grenoble at Kingston Park.
The Falcons ran in eight tries, and had a bonus point wrapped up before half-time, to immediately bounce back after they lost their Pool Two opener 45-0 to Ospreys.
Director of rugby Dean Richards had expected a tough encounter against the club he coached just over a decade ago, and for the first 25 minutes only William Welch's converted try separated the teams.
But the floodgates opened in the remaining minutes before half-time as Will Witty, Tane Takulua and Mark Wilson all touched down for converted tries.
Ben Sowrey, Joel Hodgson - he scored 15 points - Scott Lawson and Marcus Watson all crossed after the break with Edward Sawailau's try the sole reply from Grenoble, and that only came in the last seven minutes.