European Rugby Challenge Cup: Ospreys 27-0 Pau
|European Rugby Challenge Cup|
|Ospreys (10) 27|
|Tries: Hook, North, L Morgan, H Morgan Cons: S Davies, Hook Pens: Hook|
|Pau (0) 0|
Ospreys ground out a turgid win over Pau in the European Challenge Cup, earning a late four-try bonus point against lacklustre opponents.
James Hook's try offered early promise of an entertaining affair, but the rest of the first half failed to excite.
It took until George North's burst from a set-piece move to liven up the game soon after the break.
Luke Morgan added a scintillating third after Cory Allen's neat work and replacement Harri Morgan got the last.
Returning wing Keelan Giles played his part in the win, also coming off the bench to set up Harri Morgan's score with a deft kick ahead.
The latter won the foot race for the game's final score.
Ospreys: James Hook; George North, Cory Allen, Owen Watkin, Luke Morgan; Sam Davies, Aled Davies; Rhodri Jones, Scott Otten, Ma'afu Fia, Adam Beard, Bradley Davies, Olly Cracknell, Justin Tipuric (capt), James King.
Replacements: Scott Baldwin, Nicky Smith, Tom Botha, Rob McCusker, Guido Volpi, Harri Morgan, Joe Thomas, Keelan Giles.
Pau: Mathias Colombet; Marvin Lestremau, Benson Stanley, Atila Septar, Frank Halai; Antoine Hastoy, Julien Blanc; Thomas Domingo, Laurent Bouchet, Nicolas Corato, Julien Delannoy, Dan Malafosse, Baptiste Pesenti, Sean Dougall, Antoine Erbani.
Replacements: Lucas Rey, Geoffrey Moise, Matthew Tierney, Fabrice Metz, Lekima Tagitagivalu, Matthieu Ugena, Clovis Le Bail, Julien Fumat.
Referee: Tom Foley (RFU)
Assistant referees: Karl Dickson, Steve Lee (RFU)
TMO: Jason Morris (WRU)
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