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Castres ran in five tries in a 41-7 demolition of old European rivals Northampton Saints courtesy of a dominant forward performance that saw the visitors pack shoved all over the park. Chuck Klein Jersey .Winger David Smith was the main beneficiary of the hosts total control up front in the ninth European meeting between the two sides.He touched down twice - the first a saunter under the posts after captain Alex Tulous powerful run punched a hole in the Saints defence after 31 minutes, while his second came four minutes into the second period when he danced past two defenders to score in the corner following a smart offload from Thomas Combezou.Smith should have notched his hat-trick little more than a minute later, but he was unable to hold on to a sleight-of-hand pass from Tulou with his route to the line clear.Smiths brace sandwiched a try for loosehead prop Antoine Tichit, who was shoved over the line by his forward colleagues. Benjamin Urdapilleta converted both - the last with a little help from the upright.Saints had turned down four relatively straightforward penalty chances in favour of kicks to the corner during a period of concerted pressure midway through the first half.?But they were unable to make their possession tell, despite crossing the Castres line.After consulting with the TMO the referee ruled the ball was held up - and the hosts simply shoved the Saints pack off the ball from the resulting five-metre scrum. It was not the first time the Saints pack - featuring Courtney Lawes, Tom Wood, Teimana Harrison, Louis Picamoles and the returning Dylan Hartley - had been embarrassed.The hosts forwards were on a mission to prove that last weeks dismantling at Leinster was an aberration. They pushed the Northampton unit off the ball time and time again. And captain Tulou was causing mayhem whenever he had the ball in hand.Not even a yellow card for scrum-half Rory Kockott seemed to alter the game plan - or affect their control. In fact, it appeared to galvanise the home sides determination to prove that last weeks five-try drubbing by Leinster in Dublin was an aberration.Northampton arrived seeking their first back-to-back wins over French opposition since 2011/12 following last weeks last-gasp win against Montpellier, but in the second half they were consigned to the role of doughty defenders.They barely broke into Castres territory in the opening quarter of the second half - and even when they managed to get over the gainline, they were held at bay by an organised Castres defence.The game was long over as a contest by the time Saints winger James Wilson touched down for a consolation try with eight minutes left on the clock. There was still time for Castres to notch two more tries.Fittingly, it was a forward who scored the bonus-point try. Replacement flanker Alex Bias charged over in the corner after Northampton ran out of defenders.And the home fans celebrations were well under way when 19-year-old replacement scrum-half Antoine Dupont picked up a pass-off-the-floor from man-of-the-match Smith to burst clear for Castres fifth. Phillies Jerseys For Sale . "Four now," Carl Gunnarsson told the Leaf Report proudly following a 5-2 victory over New York on Tuesday night, the clubs fifth straight at home. Tug McGraw Jersey .com) - Richie Incognito has reportedly been admitted to a psychiatric care unit in Arizona. http://www.philliesjerseyscheap.com/?tag=jimmy-foxx-jersey . Manuel was offered a position the day he was fired. He accepted earlier this week and the team made the announcement Friday. TAMPA, Fla. -- Quinton Flowers threw for 350 yards and four touchdowns to lead South Florida to a 48-17 rout of Northern Illinois on Saturday night.With two-time American Athletic Conference rushing leader Marlon Mack sitting out after spending the past week in the concussion protocol, Flowers accounted for 403 of his teams 658 yards total offense while tossing TD passes of 73 yards to Ryeshene Bronson, 26 yards to Rodney Adams, 13 yards to DErnest Johnson and 6 yards to Chris Barr.The dual-threat quarterback also rushed for 53 yards on 11 carries, helping the Bulls (2-0) -- preseason favorites to win the Americans East Division -- remain unbeaten through two games for the first time in four seasons under coach Willie Taggart.2-0! Its been awhile, Taggart, 14-23 in his first three seasons with the Bulls, said. Climbing is easier than hanging on.Northern Illinois quarterback Drew Hare was carted off the field with an apparent left leg injury midway through the third quarter. The redshirt senior missed the last five games of 2015 with a right Achilles injury.Backup Ryan Graham threw an 11-yard TD pass to Aregeros Turner, who also scored on a 4 run for the Huskies, who lost their season opener at Wyoming 40-34 in triple overtime.THE TAKEAWAYNorthern Illinois: The Huskies have played in six straight Mid-American Conference championships games and also appeared in a league-record eight consecutive bowl games, which is to say the most important part of their season is still ahead of them. The 0-2 start will mean little if NIU can rebound -- especially defensively -- to make another strong run in conference play.South Florida: Taggart has his team playing with confidence and swagger. The Bulls have won nine of 11 games dating to last season, improving to 2-0 for the first time since 2012, when they went on lose nine of 10 and finish 3-9. The last time USF won three straight to begin a season was 2011, when it dropped seven of eight folllowing a 4-0 start to wind up 5-7. Robin Roberts Jersey. Houston may be the team to beat for the American title, however Taggarts bunch looks as strong as any bidding to represent the East in the leagues championship game.NEXT MAN UPMack led the American in rushing the past two seasons. He had a streak of five consecutive 100-yard performances ended when he sat out the entire second half of USFs season opener against Towson, finishing with 58 yards. Darius Tice replaced him in the starting lineup Saturday night and gained 120 yards on 19 attempts. DErnest Johnson shared the workload, finishing with 87 yards on 16 attempts.It was good to get so many guys get involved and contribute, Taggart said.TRACKING THE HUSKIES:A week after scoring three touchdowns and leading NIU with 144 yards receiving and 82 yards rushing, NIUs Kenny Golladay was limited to four receptions for 43 yards and no TDs. Hare, meanwhile, completed 13 of 20 passes for 96 yards, no TDs and no interceptions before being injured when he was nearly tackled in his own end zone with 7:43 remaining in the third quarter. Graham was 9 of 15 for 65 yards, one TD and no interceptions.I dont know the diagnosis on Hare, NIU coach Rod Carey said, Right now, well move forward with Ryan.UP NEXTNorthern Illinois: Huskies get a break from the road, where they played consecutive games to begin a season for the first time since 2013, and return to DeKalb, Illinois for their home opener against San Diego State.Itll be good to be home, Carey said. Weve got to a bunch of things to correct and move forward.South Florida: Begins the tougher portion of its non-conference schedule, traveling to Syracuse next Saturday before returning home to face No. 3 Florida State in two weeks.Now we get to see if we can take this show on the road and do what we do at home, Taggart said. China Jerseys Wholesale China NFL Jerseys Wholesale Stitched Jerseys China Jerseys NFL T-shirts From China Cheap NFL T-shirts Wholesale Jerseys 2019 ' ' ' 
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