Gloucester Rugby 64-19 Bayonne, Kingsholm
Gloucester Rugby ran a 10-try riot as they trounced Bayonne by 64-19 at Kingsholm on Saturday to secure a home quarter-final game in the ongoing European Challenge Cup tournament.
After flanker Lewis Ludlow opened the account with a third minute try, their star performer on the day, scrum half Willi Heinz crossed over in the 14th and 24th minute. The home side pretty much kicked Bayonne out of contention in the first half with Jonny May and hooker Darren Dawidiuk adding to the visitors' miseries with two more tries.
Fly-half Billy Burns converted four out of the five tries as Gloucester raced to 34 points in the first 40 minutes.
Wing Martin Laveau gave a glimmer of home for Bayonne with his double touchdown in the 17th and 26th minute but they still trailed by 22 points at half-time.
The dominance from Cherry and Whites continued in the second half when centre Andy Symons (44') and Heinz, for the third time in the game, went past the line two minutes later.
Laveau replied back once again with his third touchdown in the 49th minute but following a yellow card to replacement Jose Ramon Ayarza, Bayonne had no chance of a comeback as Henry Purdy, Josh Hohneck and Callum Braley came off the bench and scored three more tries for Gloucester to complete a 45-point victory.