Perpignan 15-12 Exeter

Perpignan: (9) 15
Pen: Hook 5
Exeter: (12) 12
Pen: Steenson 4
Amlin Challenge Cup

Perpignan fly-half James Hook converted five penalties on his home debut to defeat Exeter in a tryless European Challenge Cup Pool Four encounter.

Gareth Steenson kicked the visitors into a 9-0 lead inside 20 minutes.

But Hook, who fired over a 49m penalty, pulled the hosts back to within three points at 12-9 at half-time.

Hook levelled soon after the break and, when James Scaysbrook was yellow-carded, landed the winning kick to leave Exeter with a losing bonus point.


Perpignan: Michel; Plante, Marty, Hume, Candelon; Hook, Cazenave; Schuster, Guirado, Mas; Vivalda, Tchale-Watchou; Le Corvec, Guiry, Tuilagi.

Replacements: Boulogne for Cazenave (65), Pulu for Schuster (56), Taofifenua for Tchale-Watchou (74), Tonita for Tuilagi (60).

Exeter: Arscott; Camacho, Tatupu, Shoemark, Jess; Steenson, Phibbs; Sturgess, Clark, Tui; Hayes, Hanks; White, Scaysbrook, Baxter.

Replacements: Dollman for Arscott (40).

Sin Bin: Scaysbrook (45).

Att: 13,162