Champions Cup R5 round-up: Falcons out

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Newcastle Falcons crashed out of the Champions Cup following a thumping 45-8 defeat to Montpellier in pool five.

The French side earned a bonus point scoring seven tries while Zach Kibirige managed to score a consolation try for Newcastle who suffered a sixth consecutive loss in all competitions.

Meanwhile in the same pool, Edinburgh edged closer to the quarterfinals with an impressive 28-17 win away at Toulon.

Despite conceding a try in the opening minute of the match, Edinburgh replied with three tries and Jaco van der Walt scoring 13 points to regain top spot in the pool.

Defending champions Leinster secured a place in the Champions Cup quarterfinals with a 29-13 bonus point victory over Toulouse in pool one at the RDS Arena.

Leinster dominated from start to finish scoring four tries in the process with Toulouse enduring their first Champions Cup defeat of the season.

Bath earned a narrow 18-16 win over English rivals Wasps in the same pool to seal their first victory in the competition this season.

Rhys Priestland converted a penalty with two minutes remaining to win the match but neither English side can qualify to the next round.

Ulster kept their hopes of qualifying for the quarterfinals alive after a crucial 26-22 win over Racing 92 in pool four.

Ireland international Jacob Stockdale was instrumental for Ulster and scored a try in each half to give his side a genuine chance to progress as the best runners-up.

Scarlets enjoyed a comfortable 33-10 victory against Leicester Tigers in the same pool, securing their first win in the competition this season.

Wales international Rob Evans impressed with two tries which and the defeat sees Leicester extend their run to ten successive defeats on the road in the Champions Cup.

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