European Champions Cup round-up: Results & review of Saturday's action

Leinster's Dave Kearney comes down with the ball to score a try
Leinster's Dave Kearney comes down with the ball to score a try

A review of Saturday's action in the Heineken European Champions Cup.

Saturday's results

Pool 1

  • Leinster 29-13 Toulouse
  • Bath 18-16 Wasps

Pool 4

  • Ulster 26-22 Racing 92
  • Scarlets 33-10 Leicester

Pool 5

  • Montpellier 45-8 Newcastle
  • Toulon 17-28 Edinburgh

Bath consigned Wasps to an 18-16 European Champions Cup defeat at the Recreation Ground in their first win in the competition this season.

Both sides' European Champions Cup ambitions had long fallen by the wayside but Bath summoned up just enough energy in the last 10 minutes to claim victory with a 79th-minute penalty from Welsh fly-half Rhys Priestland.

Scrum-half Max Green and number eight Zach Mercer scored tries for Bath, with Priestland also adding another penalty and a conversion.

Wasps scored one try through Nathan Hughes, with Lima Sopoaga kicking two penalties and a conversion and Rob Miller also scoring from the tee.

Leinster ended Toulouse's unbeaten run in this season's Heineken Champions Cup as a terrific 29-13 bonus point victory at the RDS secured their quarter-final place with one round remaining.

Jack Conan's 34th-minute try gave the defending champions a 10-6 lead after playing into a strong wind in the first half, with Thomas Ramos kicking two penalties in reply for Toulouse.

The hosts, despite a significant list of absentees that included captain Jonathan Sexton, Rob Kearney, Robbie Henshaw, Devin Toner and Dan Leavy, then went on to dominate the second half with three further tries.

Dave Kearney, Sean Cronin - the Ireland hooker's ninth in 12 appearances - and Adam Byrne all crossed as Leinster claimed a victory that moves them top of Pool 1.

Newcastle's Champions Cup hopes came to an end as they were hammered 45-8 by Montpellier.

The French side made 10 changes, but they were still too good for Dean Richards' men as they scored seven tries in a comfortable win.

Newcastle's only points came from a Toby Flood penalty and a late Zach Kibirige try.

Montpellier crossed through Timoci Nagusa and Yvan Reilhac before the break and they cut loose in the second period.

Henry Immelman added a brace of tries and further French scores came from Paul Willemse, Nicolaas Janse van Rensburg and Romain Ruffenach.

Edinburgh remain on course for their first quarter-final appearance since 2012, beating Toulon 28-17 to become only the third team to win at Stade Felix Mayol in the competition.

Richard Cockerill's side hit back after conceding a try in the second minute of the game and dominated territory and possession throughout to make it four wins in a row and set up a winner-takes-all sixth round clash in the Scottish capital with Montpellier.

Jacob Stockdale shone again for Ulster as he scored two tries in the Irish province's pulsating European Champions Cup 26-22 win over Racing 92 at the Kingspan Stadium.

The Ireland winger scored tries in either half - his second a memorable solo effort - and has scored in every European round so far, with Ulster's other try coming from debutant winger Robert Baloucoune.

The win puts Ulster just two points behind leaders Racing in Pool Four - the French having come away with two bonus points - with just one more round of games to go, which puts Dan McFarland's side in a strong position to potentially qualify for the quarter-finals.

Racing scored four tries through Virimi Vakatawa, Simon Zebo, Brice Dulin and Oliver Klemenczak and came back after trailing 23-10 early in the second half, though Finn Russell missed three conversions.

Scarlets avenged their Pool 4 defeat at Welford Road earlier in the season with a convincing 33-10 defeat of Leicester at Parc-y-Scarlets.

With both sides already out of the competition, Leicester chose to field a weakened side with no sign of stars George Ford, Jonny May and Manu Tuilagi in their line-up and they were made to pay as the hosts ran in five tries.

Prop Rob Evans scored two of them, Ken Owens, Steff Evans and Johnny McNicholl the others with Dan Jones adding four conversions.

Will Evans and Mike Fitzgerald scored consolation tries for Leicester.

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