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Nov 13, 2015 at 6.30pm UK at ​Stade Amedee Domenech
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Result: CA Brive overcome Newcastle Falcons in European Challenge Cup opener

Newcastle Falcons lose 13-5 to CA Brive in their opening match of the European Challenge Cup.

CA Brive's dominant first-half display has given them a 13-9 victory against Newcastle Falcons in their opening match of the European Challenge Cup.

Elia Radikedike gave Brive the lead after just five minutes when he crossed over, and Nicolas Bezy added two extra points from the conversion.

Tom Catterick missed the chance to pull three points back in the 22nd minute, and Bezy stretched Brive's lead to 10 shortly after.

The Newcastle fly-half found his range before half time, but a third kick through the posts from Bezy gave Brive a 10-point half-time lead.

The Aviva Premiership side defended well in the second half as two Catterick strikes brought the score to 13-9 with 20 minutes remaining.

Falcons continued to push for a try but failed to take an opportunity from a scrum on the Brive five-yard line as the Top 14 team held on to take the points.

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