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Thursday, February 02, 2012

Highlights from Round Three of the Anglo-Welsh Cup

The LV Cup (also known as the Anglo-Welsh Cup) continued with round 3 of action this past weekend. Here's a quick look at official highlights from four of the matches, as well as all the results from the rest of the games. 

Leciester Tigers 19-9 Harlequins
Despite mixing it up in terms of selection, Leicester managed to bounce back from their Heineken Cup exit and now have a realistic chance of reaching the semi finals of the LV Cup. A lovely effort from young Alex Lewington, and a second half try from Ben Pienaar contributed towards the win.

Scarlets 27-19 London Irish
Tongan speedster Viliame Iongi scored twice as Scarlets outplayed the Exiles in Llanelli. Deacan Manu came on as a replacement and also scored, while Dan Newton kicked three conversions and two penalties. A win over Sale next week will secure their semi final spot.

Bath 46-14 Northampton Saints
In the game that produced that sensational Anthony Perenise try, Bath turned it on in front of their home crowd to hammer Northampton Saints, scoring five tries in the process. It was their third successive win in the competition, putting them on course for a home semi final.

Exeter Chiefs 30-16 London Wasps
Exeter captain Gareth Steenson kicked 15 points as his side scored three tries against a badly out of form Wasps team. Tries were scored by Dave Ewers, Myles Dorrian and Ally Muldowney while a late consolation try for Waps from Mike Powell slightly flattered the scoreline.

Other results:
Ospreys 26 - 21 Newport Gwent Dragons
Gloucester 40 - 3 Cardiff Blues
Saracens 41 - 14 Worcester Warriors
Newcastle Falcons 37 - 7 Sale Sharks

Below are highlgihts from the four featured games in the form of a playlist (use the player controls to navigate). Highlights from the other games will be added to this post if/when possible.

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