Montpellier hammer Calvisano with 10 tries


Montpellier recovered from their heavy defeat to Harlequins in the European Rugby Challenge Cup by hammering Calvisano 64-0 at the Altrad Stadium.

Jake White's side racked up five tries in the first half to storm into a 33-0 lead, with Benoit Paillaugue going over once and totalling 13 points.

The onslaught continued unanswered after the restart with Ben Mowen and Anthony Tuitavake adding two further tries before Agustin Cavalieri was shown a yellow card in the 59th minute.

Montpellier went over another three times, with Demetri Catrakilis only failing to convert the final one of that trio at the death of the Group Three clash.

There was defeat for another Italian side as Edinburgh ran out 27-6 winners against Agen in Group Five.

Agen suffered to a 48-10 defeat to London Irish on matchday one and, after keeping last season's runners-up at bay for the opening 20 minutes, their resistance was broken by two penalties from Greig Tonks.

The Scottish side were awarded a penalty try after Agen collapsed a series of scrums to take a 13-0 lead into the break.

Clement Darbo notched two penalties for Agen between a pair of John Hardie tries in the second half, with Edinburgh falling short of gaining a bonus point.