Castres seal 17-9 win over Worcester Warriors

Duncan Weir's three penalty kicks were not enough for Worcester Warriors
Duncan Weir's three penalty kicks were not enough for Worcester Warriors
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Castres 17-9 Worcester Warriors, Stade Pierre Fabre
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Castres registered their first win in the ongoing European Rugby Challenge Cup after they went on to beat Worcester Warriors 17-9 at Stade Pierre Fabre on Saturday.

The win meant Castres are at the third position in Pool 1 with four points while the Warriors are at second place with five points. The game also marked 100th appearance for Ryan Mills featuring for Worcester Warriors.

It was the visitors, who got their first points on the board through a penalty kick from Duncan Weir but Castres bounced back with a try from Filipo Nakosi in the 13th minute and Ben Urdapilleta kicked the conversion.

The home side doubled their tally around the half-hour mark when Baptiste Delaporte breached the defence of the Warriors to dot down and once again Urdapilleta was spot on with the conversion.

Weir's second penalty kick in the 33rd minute helped the Warriors narrow down the gap to eight points heading into the break and after the restart he kicked another three-pointer as the difference between the two teams came down to five points.

As Alan Solomons' men were desperate for a breakthrough they were forced to play the final 10 minutes with just 14-men as GJ van Velze was sin-binned and Castres responded with a three-pointer from Urdapilleta to complete an eight-point victory.

 
 

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