Result: Bordeaux Begles beat Newport Gwent Dragons

Head coach Lyn Jones of Newport looks on prior to the Amlin Challenge Cup match between Bath and Newport Gwent Dragons at Recreation Ground on October 19, 2013
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Bordeaux Begles beat Newport Gwent Dragons 32-13 in the European Challenge Cup.

Bordeaux Begles have beaten the Newport Gwent Dragons 32-13 in tonight's European Challenge Cup encounter.

Bordeaux got the game's first try in the eighth minute through Nicolas Sanchez, who was then able to deliver on the follow-up kick, having had to respond to Jason Tovey's second-minute penalty goal.

Sanchez was in dominant form throughout the first half as he managed to kick four penalty goals to put his side 19-13 up at half time, with the kicks just about edging the solitary try-scoring effort of Dragons man Toby Faletau.

The game moved into a stalemate in the second half as a raft of substitutions were made, but the Begles were able to cement their lead nearing the end of the game when Robert Lilomaiava completed a try.

The French side's score was then pushed to 32 for the night as Jefferson Poirot made sure of their victory in the dying stages.

Matthew Pewtner of Newport Gwent Dragons scores a try during the LV= Cup match between Newport Gwent Dragons and London Wasps at Rodney Parade on November 16, 2013
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