Sunday, 13 January 2013

Three through to Amlin quarters

Three through and two to go - with the Pool 2 tussle between Worcester Warriors and Perpignan poised to be the final piece of the quarter-final qualification jigsaw only when the final whistle goes on the Pool stage action in Round 6.

Gloucester Rugby - the 2006 tournament champions - booked their place in the last eight with a 31-26 Friday night win on the road at Bordeaux-Begles while Bath Rugby maintained their winning record, also over French opposition.

Agen made them fight all the way for a 19-16 win but their 24 points ahead of the visit of Bucharest Wolves in Round 6 gives them a golden opportunity to finish as the top seeds.

That would see them avoiding any of the three Heineken Cup runners-up who qualify for the Amlin quarters and playing the fifth best of the group winners.

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