Montauban upset Newcastle in Challenge Cup

Montauban held off Newcastle Falcons for a 24-19 victory in the Amlin European Challenge Cup at the Stade Sapiac on Friday night.

Montauban outscored their opponents from the North East of England by two tries to one.

South African Gcobani Bobo scored the Falcons only try of the match which was converted by Jimmy Gopperth.

New Zealander Gopperth also added four penalties but Montauban’s kickers Audy and Belie slotted four penalties.

Final Score Montauban 24 (16) Newcastle 19 (6)


Tries -Arganese, Figueiredo
Pen – Audy 3, Belie
Con- Audy
Drop –

Tries – Bobo
Pen – Gopperth 4
Con- Gopperth
Drop –

Referee: Neil Paterson (Scotland)


Montauban: J Dalla Riva, J Cassin, A Henderson, S Paku, A Figueiredo, C Coll, J Audy, B Sa, G Arganese, N Adams, R Frost, S Murray, R Sazy, C Montet, M Clarkin

Replacements: M Lozupone, B Sheklasvili, S Florea, A Boutaty, J Viard, F Le Bourhis, J Larroque, M Belie

Newcastle Falcons: M Tait, C Amesbury, G Bobo, T Tu’ipulotu, T Biggs, J Gopperth, M Young, L Ovens, M Thompson, M Ward, J Hudson, M Sorenson, J Afu, E Williamson, F Levi

Replacements: R Vickers, K Brookes, G Shiells, P Browne, W Welch, H Charlton, R Miller, D Williams

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