European Rugby Problem Cup: Pau 21-6 Worcester Warriors
|European Rugby Problem Cup|
|Pau (7) 21|
|Tries: Slade 2, Blanc Cons: Slade 2, Hastoy|
|Worcester (6) 6|
|Pens: Shillcock 2|
Worcester Warriors suffered a setback within the European Problem Cup as they had been crushed by Pau in France.
Colin Slade crossed for the hosts within the first minute and transformed his personal attempt, however Jamie Shillcock kicked two penalties to make it 7-6 on the break.
Slade scored once more initially of the second half earlier than Shillcock missed with one other penalty try.
A late transformed attempt from Julien Blanc sealed the win, chopping Warriors’ lead on the high of Pool 2 to 1 level.
Worcester had gained their first two video games within the competitors, away to Stade Francais and at house in opposition to Ospreys, however wet situations made for a difficult recreation on the Stade du Hameau in south-west France.
The Premiership membership struggled to impose themselves in opposition to a strong house facet, with tries initially of every half by former New Zealand fly-half Slade proving to be the distinction.
Nevertheless, Worcester did have complaints about Pau’s third rating on 77 minutes, as Irish referee Frank Murphy allowed play to proceed regardless of the guests having Andrew Kitchener and Darren Barry down receiving therapy.
Ospreys host Stade Francais in Pool 2’s different fixture on Saturday (15:00 GMT), with Warriors again in European Problem Cup motion at house to Pau on Saturday, 15 December.
Pau: Malie; Halai, Stanley, Nicot, Votu; Slade, Daubagna (capt); Waterproof coat, Rey, Hamadache, Metz, Ramsay, Pesenti, Puech, Erbani.
Replacements: Bouchet, Calles, Corato, Delannoy, Habel Kuffner, Ugena, Blanc, Hastoy,
Worcester Warriors: Van Breda; Humphreys, Lawrence, Olivier (capt); Hammond, Shillcock, Heaney, Waller, Annett, Milasinovich, Barry, Kitchener, Faosiliva, Williams, Cox.
Replacements: Miller, Cosgrove, Kerrod, Scott, Chopping, Arr, Butler, Howe.
Referee: Frank Murphy (Ire).
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