European Rugby Challenge Cup: Aviron Bayonnais 27-47 Gloucester

Jonny May
Jonny May was making his first appearance since being injured against Harlequins in December 2015
European Rugby Challenge Cup
Bayonne (20) 27
Tries: Labouyrie, Oulai2 Cons: Meret 3 Pens: Meret 2
Gloucester (29) 47
Tries: Atkinson 2, Scott, Twelvetrees, May, Savage Cons: Hook 4 Pens: Hook 3

England winger Jonny May scored a try on his return after 10 months out with a knee injury to help Gloucester beat Bayonne in their Challenge Cup opener.

Two tries from Mark Atkinson and one from Matt Scott helped put them 21-6 ahead, before Simon Labouyrie and Dion Evarard Oulai crossed for the hosts.

Billy Twelvetrees' try made it 29-20 at half-time, before Evrard Ourai's second reduced the deficit to just two points.

But May's effort and a late try from Tom Savage earned their side the win.

Bayonne: Jane; Laveau, Whitelock, Lacroix, Fuster; Meret, Duhalde; Iguiniz, Labouyrie, Choirat, Ducat, Jaulhac, Latimer, Lespinasse, Oulai.

Replacements: Leiataua, Bordenave, Taufa, Huete, Saubusse, Duputs, Maillard, Mamao.

Gloucester: Hook; Halaifonua, Scott, Atkinson, May; Twelvetrees, Heinz (c); Thomas, Hibbard, Doran-Jones; Savage, Latta, Ludlow, Rowan, Morgan.

Replacements: Matu'u, Orr, Afoa, Galarza, Kvesic, Braley, Thorley, Sharples.

Referee: Gary Conway (Ireland)

Assistant referees: Stuart Gaffikin and Richard Kerr (Both Ireland)

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