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La Rochelle thump Ensei STM


La Rochelle put a massive score on Ensei STM

La Rochelle have put a massive score on Russian side Yenisey-STM Krasnoyarsk, coming away from Siberia with an attacking bonus point in their opening Challenge Cup match.

The Top 14 side scored 12 tries in a demolition of the Russian Premier League outfit, with tries for the away team at the Krasny Yar Stadium.

Exactly a year ago, the Siberian city was the setting of a major Challenge Cup shock when Krasny Yar defeated holders Stade Français Paris, but there was to be no fairytale this season.

Last season’s Continental Shield winners, Enisei-STM, were outmatched, and fell to a 21 – 82 defeat.

Scorers: Gregory Alldritt, Maxime Lafage, Hikairo Forbes, Paul Jordaan (2), Marc Andreu, Jean Victor Goillot (2), Romaric Camou, Pierre Aguillon (2) and Ihaia West (2 pens) and Lafage kicking 20 points.

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La Rochelle put a massive score on Ensei STM