Exiles win big to go top
London Irish seized on Stade Francais' slip to go top of Amlin Challenge Cup Pool Five with a nine-try 67-6 win over Lusitanos in Portugal.
European rugby returned to Portugal for the first time in seven years and the Exiles lit up the occasion at the Estadio Nacional in Lisbon, with their try-scorers including Marland Yarde and Jimmy Stevens who claimed two each.
Sailosi Tagicakibau, Blair Cowan, Alex Lewington, Ofisa Treviranus and darren Allinson also claimed tries, with Myles Dorrian landing seven conversions and two penalties.
All the home side could muster was two first-half penalties from Pedro Cabral.
That moved Irish top of the pool after Stade needed a last-minute conversion by Jerome Porical to win 17-16 at minnows Cavalieri Prato.