Heineken Champions Cup: Exeter Chiefs succeed on scored tries |  Saracens and Toulouse also win |  Rugby Union News

Exeter Chiefs certified for the European Cup quarter-finals on extra tries scored in a conflict with Montpellier who completed 33-33 after further time; Saracens overcame the Ospreys to undergo as effectively, whereas Toulouse have been a convincing winner over the Bulls

Final replace: 02/04/23 19:22

Tom Cairns celebrates Exeter’s win over Montpellier in dramatic Heineken Champions Cup conflict

We full Sunday’s Champions Cup Spherical of 16, which noticed Exeter Chiefs, Saracens and Toulouse safe the final quarter-final locations…

Exeter Chiefs 33-33 Montpellier (Exeter win 5-4 on attempt rely)

Exeter reached the Champions Cup quarter-finals in tries after further time after a dramatic draw with Montpellier at Sandy Park.

Hooker Jack Yeandle’s attempt within the closing seconds of the 20-minute stoppage time put Exeter inside placing distance, then Joe Simmonds’ nerveless conversion despatched the Chiefs up 5-4 on tries.

French champions Montpellier, regardless of having their England worldwide No.8 Zach Mercer despatched off following a troublesome problem 10 minutes after half-time, dug deep to nearly flip an exhilarating conflict their means.

Fly-half Paolo Garbisi leveled the sport at 26-26 due to a long-range penalty with the final kick in regulation time, then Montpellier substitute Louis Carbonel hit the bottom halfway by means of the second half in further time, and Garbisi transformed, however Yeandle and Simmonds had the final snort.

Exeter appeared off to a very good begin after trials from Scott Sio, Sam Simmonds, who will be a part of Montpellier subsequent season, Tom Wyatt and Josh Iosefa-Scott left the guests in shock, whereas Joe Simmonds kicked off 4 conversions.

The hosts impressively erased an early 12-point deficit awarded to them due to tries from substitute hooker Curtis Langdon and winger Vincent Rattez, whereas Garbisi completed with three penalties and two conversions, lock Lenni Nouchi additionally hitting the bottom.

Saracens 35-20 Ospreys

Saracens jumped on a horrible blunder by the Ospreys to say victory at StoneX Stadium which secured them a spot within the quarter-finals.

With a hopelessly shut tie within the Spherical of 16 locked at 20-20 heading into the ultimate 10 minutes, Rhys Webb took a fast line round his 22 just for the ball to fall straight into the arms of Duncan Taylor, who had scored along with his first contact of play.

Max Mallins additionally had two tries for the hosts, whereas Tom Woolstencroft’s late attempt skewed the ultimate rating. Owen Farrell additionally threw three penalties and three conversions.

Mike Collins and Kieran Williams each crossed for early tries for the Ospreys, however the latter was booked for killing the ball earlier than half-time.

It was removed from a classic show from the Saracens, three-time European champions, however that they had the resilience to arrange a remaining assembly with La Rochelle subsequent weekend, turning into the third English membership behind Leicester Tigers and Exeter to succeed in this stage.

Toulouse 33-9 Bulls

Toulouse placed on type within the second half to beat the Bulls and attain the European Cup quarter-finals.

Tries from Emmanuel Meafou, Matthis Lebel and Thibaud Flament, all after the break and all transformed by Thomas Ramos, took the sport away for the South Africans after a cautious first half.

The hosts led 12-6 on the break, with all factors coming from the boots of Ramos and Chris Smith in a penalty shootout battle, nevertheless it was a distinct story within the second half as Toulouse’s dominance confirmed.

Meafou received the primary within the 51st minute as Toulouse took a penalty with a fast transfer, and Bulls had little likelihood to get well earlier than Lebel received the second, arrange by Antoine Dupont after a melee.

Dupont was concerned once more for the third, kicking the ball for Flament to complete.

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