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Ten-try Edinburgh storm to huge Challenge Cup victory over Brive

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Glen Young and Freddie Owsley scored two tries each in Edinburgh’s emphatic 66-3 European Challenge Cup victory against Brive.

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Young, making his first start for the club following his summer move from Harlequins, powered his way over from close range after only five minutes before charging down a box-kick and scoring his second with 26 minutes on the clock.

The rampant hosts were 21-3 to the good inside the half-hour mark when Jamie Ritchie scored in the corner, with Darcy Graham adding a fourth six minutes from the interval.

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Shell-shocked Brive were struggling to cope with Edinburgh’s free-flowing play, and debutant Owsley delivered a superb fifth try before half-time when he kicked over the top and out-sprinted the Brive defence.

Edinburgh were 33-3 up when a blistering opening period came to an end, and it was not long before they extended their lead with Owsley celebrating his second after 42 minutes. Owsley then turned provider to pass to Ben Muncaster, who made no mistake in the corner.

Edinburgh moved past the half-century mark when Hamish Watson scored the home side’s eighth try of the evening after 67 minutes.

Following his call-up to Scotland’s Guinness Six Nations squad, Mark Bennett completed a week to remember by crossing over before Henry Pyrgos rounded out a brilliant win with his side’s 10th try in the final minute.

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The victory sees Edinburgh overhaul Brive in Pool C and extend their unbeaten home streak in the pool stage of the Challenge Cup to 17 matches.

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