Challenge Cup: Dan Biggar stars for Toulon who sink Bath while Cardiff, Pau, Scarlets and Benetton also win

Dan Biggar impressed for Toulon as they ran out 29-7 victors over Bath in Saturday’s Challenge Cup action.

The Top 14 side secured their second win of the competition with Jiuta Wainiqolo, Maelan Rabut and Bruce Devaux all scoring for first-half tries and Gervais Cordin adding another in the second.

Tom Doughty scored Bath’s only try of the match in the 70th minute as Johann van Graan suffered back-to-back defeats in the competition.

Biggar starred for Toulon, having joined the side from Northampton Saints, kicking a penalty and three conversions and was involved in two of Toulon’s tries in a 29-7 victory.

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Elsewhere, Cardiff added their second big win of the competition, claiming a 47-10 victory at Newcastle.

The Welsh side secured the bonus point in the first half with tries from Josh Adams, Rhys Priestland, Owen Lane and Rhys Carre, with Adams adding a second in the second half along with a penalty try.

Priestland converted five of the tries, while Newcastle’s only try came from Sam Stuart.

Pau pip Dragons

In Pool B, the Dragons were pipped by Pau in a 27-21 defeat.

It was nip and tuck throughout, with the Dragons going into the break one point ahead and keeping their noses in front thanks to two tries from Bradley Roberts.

But an Eoghan Barrett try saw Pau take the lead for the first time in the closing stages, and Dragons were denied a late reply when Max Clark was adjudged not to have crossed the line.

Scarlets have two wins from two matches after an impressive 45-26 victory against the Cheetahs in Parma.

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In a 10-try encounter, Scarlets made a strong start and led 38-7 at the break thanks to two tries from Steff Evans and one each from Ryan Conbeer, Johnny McNicholl and Sam Lousi.

Cheetahs responded well in the second half, but Kemsley Mathias sealed Scarlets’ victory late on.

Benetton were thumping 45-7 winners over Bayonne, running in seven tries, with two each for Rhyno Smith, Lorenzo Cannone and Onisi Ratave.

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