Harlequins suffer Bayonne Challenge Cup loss

Harlequins suffered an opening round 16-12 loss to Bayonne in their Pool 1 Amlin Challenge Cup clash played in extremely wet conditions in France .

Harlequins led at half time but a lapse in concentration allowed Bayone to score a try and take the lead. From that point Bayonne were able to defend and they only had to add a penalty to seal the victory.

More to follow.

Final Score Bayonne 16 (8) Harlequins 12 (12)


Tries: Pietersen, Gerber
Penalties: Boyet, Garcia

Penalties: Evans 4

Referee: Tim Hayes (Wales)


Bayonne: P Elhorga [capt], J Pietersen, L Mazars, S Gerber, J Peyras Loustalet, B Boyet, C Garcia, A Iguiniz, D Roumieu, T Lea’aetoa, C Treloar, T Flavell, J Marmouyet, D Haare, M Baget.

Replacements: F Da Ros, W Desmaison, R Linde, F Carillo, J Audy, S Fauque, G Ziegler, D Avril

Harlequins: M Brown, G Camacho, O Smith, T Casson, G Lowe, N Evans, D Care, J Marler, C Brooker, J Andress, L Stevenson, P Browne, T Guest, C Robshaw [capt], N Easter.

Replacements: M Cairns, C Jones, J Johnston, G Robson, L Wallace, K Dickson, R Clegg, T Williams

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