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Leeds ease to win

Marco Wentzel and Lee Blackett scored two tries apiece to help Leeds Carnegie record their second win of the season as they crushed Crociati 55-6 in the Amlin Challenge Cup.

The victory was Leeds' first win at Headingley since they retained their place in the Aviva Premiership with a narrow victory over Worcester Warriors in April.

Ceiron Thomas, Leigh Hinton, Pete Wackett and Henry Fa'afili also touched down as Leeds converted a 13-6 half-time lead into a far more comprehensive final scoreline.

Harlequins wrapped up a comfortable 20-9 victory over Connacht but still slipped to second in Pool One.

Tom Guest, who switched to number eight in the absent of the unwell Nick Easter, gave Quins an ideal start when he sliced through from 35 metres, and then made a key contribution to a second try for the team 10 minutes into the second half when he made a break before playing a long ball out for Mike Brown to supply the finish.

Miah Nikora kicked all of Connacht's points, while Nick Evans booted two penalties and two conversions for Quins.

Bayonne are top of the pool on try count following a 65-7 victory over Italian side Cavalieri Prato which featured four tries for centre Sam Gerber.


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