Amlin Challenge Cup Pool Five: Lusitanos 6-67 London Irish

Marland Yarde

London Irish ran in nine tries for the second week running to earn another easy Challenge Cup win over Portuguese side Lusitanos in Lisbon.

England wing Marland Yarde and hooker Jimmy Stevens both scored twice.

Sailosi Tagicakibau, Blair Cowan, Alex Lewington, Ofisa Treviranus, Darren Allinson were the other try scorers.

Myles Dorrian landed nine kicks, seven conversions and two penalties, for a 20-point haul, while Allinson also added a late conversion.

Pedro Cabal kicked two first-half penalties for the hosts, playing their first home game in the competition in front of just 862 spectators after an equally demoralising 61-3 defeat by Stade Francais last weekend.

The one sour point for Irish, 60-11 winners in their Challenge Cup opener against Italian side Cavalieri a week ago, was a second-half yellow card for winger Yarde.

The home side had three men sin-binned, centre Jorge Segurado, in only the third minute, and wingers Rui D'Orey and Joao Correia.


Lusitanos: Penha e Costa; Moreira, Bettencourt Avila, Appleton G Foro; Cabral, de Magalhaes; F Almeida, Correia, Segurado, Simoes, D'Orey, Duarte, J Almeida, Uva.

Replacements: Salema for Cabral (69), Miranda for de Magalhaes (62), Cunha for F Almeida (54), Rocha for Segurado (49), Fragoso Mendes for Duarte (64), Medeiros for J Almeida (53), Salgueiro for Uva (73).

Not Used: Tavares.

Sin Bin: Segurado (3), D'Orey (35), Correia (50).

London Irish: Lewington; Yarde, Fowlie, Tagicakibau, Fenby; Dorrian, Allinson; Yapp, Stevens, Hagan, Rouse, Evans, Danaher, Sinclair, Cowan.

Replacements: Armitage for Lewington (70), Harris for Yapp (59), Mayhew for Stevens (60), Halavatau for Hagan (74), Treviranus for Rouse (47), Palframan for Cowan (75).

Not Used: Geraghty, O'Leary.

Sin Bin: Yarde (45).

Attendance: 862.

Referee: Leo Colgan (IRFU).