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Lyon end Heineken Cup slide with emphatic win over Bulls

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Dylan Cretin claims the line out for Lyon. Photo by OLIVIER CHASSIGNOLE/AFP via Getty Images

Lyon brought an emphatic end to their Heineken Champions Cup drought by crushing the Bulls 31-7 at Matmut Stadium de Gerland.

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The French club, sat in mid-table in their domestic Top 14 competition, claimed their only win of the pool stage in style, finishing with a bonus-point victory that lifts them into the top eight.

They led 24-0 at half-time with hooker Guillaume Marchand crossing twice amid a dominant display from their pack before Leo Berdeu scored the fourth try in the 58th minute.

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The Bulls paid the price for a high penalty count and they never got going in frosty conditions, but their two wins earlier in the group phase means they still have a better chance of qualifying for the last 16.

The newcomers from South Africa remain in sixth place with Lyon in seventh.

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