Heineken Champions Cup Round Two: Highlights, replays and reaction to all nine games on BT Sport

The greatest competition in club rugby continued this weekend with round two of the 2020/21 Heineken Champions Cup and we had you covered from Friday night all the way through until Sunday.

By Callum Davis Published: 20 December 2020 - 7.51pm

After an absorbing return last weekend, the best club competition in world rugby continued with round two of the Champions Cup – and you watched every single game live on BT Sport.

Round one saw Exeter begin the defence of their crown with a resounding win over Glasgow Warriors, but both sides sat out round two after their respective games against Toulouse and Lyon were cancelled on Wednesday afternoon.

The decision to remove both Pool B games from the weekend's schedule was taken after it was confirmed there had been an outbreak of Covid-19 at Exeter, meaning both the Chiefs and Warriors' players were isolating.

It was a similar story for Bath after a player from their opponents last weekend, Scarlets, came into close contact with a number of Stuart Hooper's squad meaning their clash against La Rochelle was delayed.

Here we bring you highlights and replays from every game on BT Sport as the race for the knockout stages hots up.

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Friday 18

Scarlets v Toulon - Match postponed

The match was postponed at the last minute on Friday evening after the French visitors opted against taking the field against Scarlets over concerns about the coronavirus.

A Scarlets player had tested positive following last weekend's Champions Cup opener against Bath and Toulon were unsatisfied the fixture could be fulfilled safety.

Wasps 33-14 Montpellier - Watch replay

Wasps picked up their second successive bonus point victory of the Champions Cup campaign as they consigned Montpellier to back-to-back defeats in a routine victory at the Ricoh Arena.

Alfie Barbeary was the star man for the home side as he helped himself to a pair of scores while youngster Charlie Atkinson found the turf for his first ever Wasps try in the dying moments.

Saturday 20

Leinster 35-19 Northampton Saints - Watch replay

Northampton produced a spirited performance to push Leinster all the way during an entertaining contest in Dublin.

Chris Boyd's men were missing a number of key personnel for their second Champions Cup assignment but will return home with their heads held high after a competitive showing against one of the pre-tournament favourites.

As it happened, the Irish giants were too good all over the park and made their quality count in the key moments to pick up another bonus point victory - their second of the Champions Cup campaign.

Gloucester 38-34 Ulster - Watch Replay

Gloucester edged a Champions Cup thriller 38-34 against Ulster at Kingsholm on Saturday afternoon.

The hosts blew a 14 point lead in the second half but they snatched it back at the death in an extraordinary finish.

It was Gloucester’s first win in this season’s competition after defeat to Lyon last time out and Ulster’s second successive defeat.

Clermont 31-39 Munster - Watch replay

Munster secured a stunning 39-31 come-from-behind victory against French powerhouses Clermont.

The Irish province made it two wins from two after coming back from 28-9 down after 24 minutes to claim a famous comeback win in the Champions Cup.

JJ Hanrahan racked up 24 points with the boot and tries from CJ Stander and Kevin O’Byrne ensured Munster came away with a highly impressive win in Pool B.

Sale Sharks 15-16 Edinburgh - Watch replay

Edinburgh narrowly won their first ever meeting with Sale in the Champions Cup, picking up a valuable four points on the road.

In an evenly contested match-up, the Scots fought back from a 12-0 half-time deficit to snatch the win courtesy of a try from Mark Bennett and the boot of Jaco van der Walt.

Edinburgh kept their Champions Cup hopes alive with the win, while Sale are facing an uphill battle to qualify after their second loss in two weeks.

Bordeaux Begles 47-8 Dragons - Watch replay

Dragons endured a heavy 47-8 defeat to Bordeaux-Begles in the Champions Cup on Saturday evening.

Without 17 players, the Welsh side conceded seven tries to the French outfit, with Santiago Cordero scoring a hat-trick. Nick Tompkins scored a late consolation for the visitors.

It was a second successive defeat for Dragons and the second win in two weeks for Bordeaux who beat Northampton last time out.

Sunday 21

Harlequins 7-49 Racing 92 - Watch replay

Last season's beaten finalists Racing 92 delivered a dominant display to defeat Harlequins at the Stoop.

Scottish fly-half Finn Russell was in masterful form as the French visitors imposed their will on Paul Gustard's men from the off.

The result consigned Quins to a second successive defeat in the competition after losing to Munster last week.

Connacht 18-27 Bristol Bears - Watch replay

Bristol bounced back from opening day defeat to Clermont with a battling bonus-point win over Connacht in Ireland.

Bryan Byrne scored the only try in the first half, before the visitors extended their lead following with scores from Ed Holmes and Piers O’Conor.

The Bears are in sixth place in Pool B after two games with Lyon, Racing, Toulouse, Munster and Clermont ahead of them. Connacht’s hopes of qualifying are all but over.