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Exiles thrash Portuguese side

Andrew Fenby ran in a first-half hat-trick of tries as London Irish thrashed Portuguese outfit Lusitanos 79-3 at the Madejski Stadium.

The Exiles were 36-3 ahead at the break in the Amlin Challenge Cup Pool Five clash.

There were 13 tries in all, with Tom Fowlie and Guy Armitage both grabbing two, and seven conversions. Qualification for the quarter-finals will go down to the final round of matches, but Irish will have to hope Stade Francais Paris trip up against Lusitanos.

The Exiles travel to Stadion Enrico Chersoni to tackle I Cavalieri Prato in round six but Stade will qualify for the quarters if they and Irish finish level on points at the end of the group stages, courtesy of the fact that they picked up more match points in their head-to-head encounters.