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Sharks show bite

Sale Sharks rounded off their Amlin Challenge Cup in style with an eight-try, 50-5 win against Cetransa El Salvador.

Centre John Kennedy scored twice in the first half to set the Sharks on course for a straightforward win at Campo de Pepe Rojo.

Rob Miller converted five tries, including his own, to finish with 15 points but the win came too late to keep the Sharks' European hopes alive.

Harlequins booked their place in the knockout stage with a 39-17 victory over Bayonne.

A strong second-half showing secured the 2001 and 2004 tournament winners a home quarter-final but the Londoners were made to work for the victory.

A brace of tries from livewire centre George Lowe proved the turning point after the visitors led 14-13 at half-time at The Stoop.

Record win for Connacht

Brian Tuohy scored a hat-trick of tries as Connacht recorded their biggest victory in Europe in the 83-7 victory over Cavalieri Prato.

Fly-half Ian Keatley helped himself to 26 points through a penalty, try and nine conversions.

A late Quentin Doumayrou try saw Montpellier break Exeter hearts and reach the quarter-finals at the expense of the English club with a 32-30 home win.


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