European Challenge Cup: London Irish 14-37 Edinburgh
|European Challenge Cup|
|London Irish (11) 14|
|Try: Hoskins Pens: Brophy Clews 3|
|Edinburgh (20) 37|
|Tries: Hoyland, Rasolea 2, Ritchie, Crosbie Cons: Tovey, Hidalgo-Clyne 2 Pens: Hidalgo-Clyne 2|
Junior Rasolea scored twice in the first half as Edinburgh ran in five tries in a comfortable European Challenge Cup win at London Irish.
Damien Hoyland stretched over for the game's first try and Rasolea raced clear to put the Scots 12-3 ahead.
Irish got their only score through Ollie Hoskins but Rasolea crossed out wide to keep Edinburgh well in charge.
The hosts had Conor Gilsenan sin-binned while tries from Jamie Ritchie and Luke Crosbie added gloss to the scoreline.
Pro14 side Edinburgh, managed by former Leicester director of rugby Richard Cockerill, conceded just three second-half points from the boot of Theo Brophy Clews.
The Scottish side top Pool Four after the first round of fixtures, with Russian club Krasny Yar pulling off a surprise 34-29 victory over holders Stade Francais in the other game in the group.
London Irish: Ransom; Cokanasiga, Fowlie, Williams, Ojo (capt); Brophy Clews, Meehan; Elrington, Woolstencroft, Hoskins, Lloyd, McNally, Northcote-Green, Gilsenan, Lomidze.
Replacements: Gleave, Smallbone, Chawatama, Cooke, Curtis-Harris, Steele, Atkins, Loader.
Edinburgh: Bryce; Fife, Dean, Rasolea, Hoyland; Tolvey, Hidalgo-Clyne; Dell, McInally, Berghan, McKenzie (capt), Toolis, Ritchie, Hardie, Du Preez.
Replacements: Cochrane, Marfo, Nel, Gilchrist, Crosbie, Fowles, Brown, Harries.
Referee: Dan Jones (WRU)