Stuart Hogg 50m drop goal has erased any mistakes made previously
Exeter Chiefs’ fullback Stuart Hogg has successfully hit delete on a mixed bag Six Nations by dropping an enormous kick against Munster in the Heineken Champions Cup.
Hoggy got kicked the ball after Munster’s Ben Healy had one of those new goal-line dropouts and Hogg just picked up his driver and smashed it back between the sticks.
It’s a pretty good kick but not as good as this kick from Johnny Sexton in the Heineken Cup Final back in 2009 or whatever. Anyone, that one actually was on the halfway line.
Still, Hogg’s effort was pretty darn good all the same. As usually, when is good, he’s very, very good.
Marcus Smith of Harlequins, who travel to Montpellier Hérault Rugby, is the tournament’s leading scorer with 46 points going into the knockout stage while Exeter Chiefs’ Sam Simmonds heads the try-scoring charts with an impressive seven from his four matches.
Following the conclusion of the EPCR Challenge Cup pool stage, the dates, kick-off times and venues for the Round of 16 matches are now confirmed.
EPCR Challenge Cup – Round of 16
(all kick-offs local times)
Friday (15 April)
London Irish v Castres Olympique, Brentford Community Stadium (17.30)
Biarritz Olympique v Wasps, Parc des Sports Aguiléra (18.30)
Newcastle Falcons v Glasgow Warriors, Kingston Park (20.00)
Lyon v Worcester Warriors, Matmut Stadium de Gerland (21.00)
Saturday (16 April)
Edinburgh Rugby v Bath Rugby, DAM Health Stadium (20.00)
Gloucester Rugby v Northampton Saints, Kingsholm (20.00)
RC Toulon v Benetton Rugby, Stade Félix Mayol (21.00)
France 4 / beIN SPORTS
Sunday (17 April)
Saracens v Cardiff Rugby, StoneX Stadium (13.00)
BT Sport / S4C
Quarter-finals – 6/7/8 May
Clubs with the higher rankings will have home venue advantage in the quarter-final matches as follows:
QF 1: winner Lyon (1) / Worcester (10) v winner Newcastle (5) / Glasgow (14)
QF 2: winner Edinburgh (3) / Bath (16) v winner Biarritz (7) / Wasps (12)
QF 3: winner Toulon (2) / Benetton (9) v winner London Irish (6) / Castres (13)
QF 4: winner Gloucester (4) / Northampton (15) v winner Saracens (8) / Cardiff (11)
Semi-finals – 13/14/15 May
Clubs with the higher rankings will have home venue advantage in the semi-final matches as follows:
SF 1: winner QF 1 v winner QF 2
SF 2: winner QF 3 v winner QF 4
2022 EPCR Challenge Cup final: Friday, 27 May; Stade Vélodrome, Marseille (21.00)
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