Benetton came from behind to edge out Lyon 25-22 and record their first Heineken Champions Cup victory of the campaign.


The Guinness Pro14 side reversed last weekend’s 28-0 Pool One thrashing at Lyon as Ian Keatley’s two second-half penalties helped them over the line.

Wingers Leonardo Sarto and Monty Ioane both scored early tries for the hosts, but converted scores for Liam Gill and Rudi Wulf put Lyon 14-12 ahead at half-time.

Former London Irish player Keatley then kept Benetton in touch, before Pierre-Louis Barassi’s try gave the French Top 14 leaders hope – but a late converted try from Marco Lazzaroni saw the Italians through to a first Champions Cup win since 2015.

Mirror Pride of Sport Awards 2019. Former Welsh rugby star Gareth Thomas was left in tears after being surprised on stage by his parents while receiving an award honouring his role as a sporting inspiration.

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