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Louw stars in Bath win


  • 16 Dec 2017
Francois Louw celebrates Bath's win Francois Louw celebrates Bath's win

Francois Louw was named Man of the Match after Bath's 26-21 win against Toulon, while there were also European Champions Cup victories for Ulster, Montpellier, the Scarlets, Racing 92 and Leinster.

Bath outscored their opponents by three tries to two at The Rec on Saturday, with loosehead prop Beno Obano and Anthony Watson (two) crossing the line. But it was flanker Louw who was the star of the show, while Duane Vermeulen also excelled for Toulon at No 8.

Bath now have 13 log points after four matches, the same as Toulon, but are first in Pool 5 on points difference. The Scarlets, who claimed a 31-12 away win against Treviso, are third with 12.

In other notable results, Montpellier beat the Glasgow Warriors 36-26, with utility back Henry Immelman coming off the bench to score a try. The French club is now second in Pool 3 with 13 log points. Exeter (nine) are third after losing 22-17 at Leinster. The Irish province has 18 log points after four wins from four matches. 

Racing's 29-7 win against Castres takes them level on 11 log points with Munster, who take on the Leicester Tigers in a Pool 4 clash on Sunday.

Ulster thrashed Harlequins 52-24 on Friday night to move within two log points of La Rochelle, who play Wasps on Sunday.

Champions Cup results (Round 4): 

Ulster 52 Harlequins 24
Montpellier 36 Glasgow Warriors 26
Treviso 12 Scarlets 31
Racing 29 Castres 7
Leinster 22 Exeter Chiefs 17
Bath 26 Toulon 21

Pool standings 

Remaining fixtures (Sunday): 

Wasps vs La Rochelle
Clermont Auvergne vs Saracens
Ospreys vs Northampton Saints
Leicester Tigers vs Munster

Photo: David Rogers/Getty Images

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