Northampton beat Glasgow in Champions Cup, Bordeaux thump Connacht

Northampton beat Glasgow in Champions Cup, Bordeaux thump Connacht
Andrew Wright

Updated 08/12/2023 at 23:19 GMT

On the first night of 2023/24 Investec Champions Cup rugby, there were comfortable victories for the two away sides. Northampton Saints fell behind early before easing to a 28-19 win over Glasgow Warriors at Scotstoun, while Bordeaux Begles thumped Connacht 41-5 at the Galway Greyhound Stadium. Follow all the Champions Cup action live on TNT Sports.

Tom Pearson of Northampton saints drives forward with the ball during the Investec Champions Cup match between Glasgow Warriors and Northampton Saints at Scotstoun Stadium on December 08, 2023 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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Northampton Saints kick-started their Investec Champions Cup campaign with a 28-19 victory over Glasgow Warriors at Scotstoun.

On a wet night in Glasgow, the hosts struck first before Saints settled and asserted their dominance.

Glasgow rallied in the second half but it proved too little too late as the Gallagher Premiership side established an early lead at the top of Pool 3 and ended their two-year wait for a Champions Cup win.

Warriors got off to a flying start when Northampton’s Alex Mitchell, who has been in sublime form, threw an intercept to Sebastian Cancelliere.

The Argentinian winger still had it all to do but a stunning turn of pace saw him sail over in the corner to ignite Scotstoun.

But the lead lasted all of nine minutes. Saints hit back in style through Cou

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