Northampton Saints demolished Timisoara Saracens 111-3 in a 17-try rout that booked their European Challenge Cup quarter-final spot.
Saints, who face an away tie in the last eight, had secured a bonus-point victory as early as the 23rd minute but showed no mercy as 11 different men dotted down.
A record European win for Saints as they secure their place in the @ERChallengeCup quarter finals ??
— Northampton Saints ? (@SaintsRugby) January 18, 2019
Clermont Auvergne’s victory over the Dragons was not quite as comprehensive but their 49-7 triumph ensured they finished top of Pool 1 with six wins from six.
Harlequins joined them in the last eight with a 33-17 bonus point victory over Agen, with Danny Care playing a key role in two of Quins’ five tries.
Scrum-half Care was a surprise omission from the squad for England’s first Six Nations game when it was announced on Thursday and he delivered a timely reminder of his quality to Eddie Jones with two brilliant chips for Nathan Earle and Joe Marchant’s scores.
Benetton Treviso beat Grenoble 39-7 and though they have 20 points, they must wait and see if they have done enough to secure a quarter-final berth courtesy of one of the three runners-up spots.
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