Kepu strikes in France

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by Beth Newman

Tighthead prop Sekope Kepu found the line for Bordeaux in a 24-19 win over Agen.

Kepu played the final half hour in the victory and made a quick impact after coming into the game, scoring in the 58th minute.

Fullback Jesse Mogg played a full 80 minutes for Montpellier in a tight 19-16 loss against Pau overnight.

Former Wallabies halfback Nic White was injected into the game in the 63rd minute for Montpellier.

Montpellier held the lead for most of the night against Pau, before a Colin Slade try drew scores level in the 70th minute and then a penalty goal from the Kiwi clinched the win with three minutes left.

James O'Connor has been included in a 24-man Toulon squad to travel to Oyonnax.


Wallabies veteran George Smith turned in a man-of-the-match performance for Wasps in a victory over Bath.

Smith continued his strong 2015-16 against ninth-placed Bath, with 11 carries and 14 tackles as the Wasps took the win in rainy conditions.

The win puts Wasps back into Premiership’s top three, trailing only Saracens and Exeter.

Winger Cooper Vuna played a full match for Worcester in a confidence-boosting 31-23 win over Sale on Sunday morning (AEDT).

The Warriors win over the Sharks was just their third of the season, coming after a series of close losses in recent weeks.

PRO 12

Luke Burgess’s Zebre Rugby went down to Connacht in a high-scoring 34-51 affair, that yielded 10 tries.

Burgess played 66 minutes for the Italian side as they put up a competitive effort against the ladder leaders.