Scarlets hold on for famous victory over Toulon while Clermont Auvergne resist second-half fightback from Ulster

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Sunday 18 December 2016 20:07
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Toulon's players celebrate at the final whistle
Toulon's players celebrate at the final whistle

Scarlets 22 Toulon 21

Leigh Halfpenny missed two late penalties as Scarlets held on to secure a famous 22-21 victory over Toulon in the Champions Cup at Parc y Scarlets.

Halfpenny kicked seven penalties but crucially was wayward with four other attempts - two in each half.

Scarlets had led from the 11th minute when Rhys Patchell, who supplied 17 points with the boot, kicked a penalty, with man of the match Scott Williams scoring the only try of the match in the first half.

Toulon, who had replacement Florian Fresia sent to the sin bin, had to settle for a losing bonus point as they went down to their second defeat in Pool 3.

Leigh Halfpenny missed two late penalties

Clermont Auvergne 38 Ulster 19

Clermont Auvergne resisted a second-half fightback from Ulster to claim a 38-19 triumph at Stade Marcel Michelin.

A first-half double from Nick Abendanon and Isaiah Toeava's first-minute score had Clermont cruising to victory.

Camille Lopez scored the bonus-point try after half-time to move the French side six points clear at the top of Champions Cup pool five, before Ulster almost produced a stunning comeback.

Tommy Bowe crossed twice to add to Franco van der Merwe's drive over score, but a late penalty try ended hopes of a losing bonus point.

Ulster were unable to overturn the score

Newcastle 48 Lyon 29

Newcastle have kept their European Challenge Cup campaign alive with a 48-29 Pool 2 defeat of Lyon.

Impressively earning a bonus point at Kingston Park, the Falcons also avenged the 42-12 loss Lyon had inflicted on them in France nine days earlier.

Joel Hodgson kicks a conversion for the Falcons

In the build-up to Sunday's fixture, Newcastle had recognised the importance of winning to maintain their hopes of progressing beyond the competition's pool stage.

They remain in third place with a total of 10 points, but trail Lyon by only one ahead of two further fixtures with pool leaders Ospreys and the pointless Grenoble after conceding a bonus point late on.

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