Glasgow go down to Biarritz in Euro opener

Glasgow Warriors were beaten 18-22 by Biarritz Olympique Pays Basque at the Firhill Arena in Glasgow on Saturday in their opening Heineken Cup clash.

 

Dimitri Yachvili (pictured) slotted three penalties and a drop goal for 12 points in the match.

Biarritz president Serge Blanco was buoyed with his side’s performance but he believes the rugby they are capable of can take them a long way.


“I’m very happy, we played great in defence and played good football but I think we can show a lot better next Saturday (against Gloucester),” said Blanco.


“This is our tenth time (in Europe). The final is in France, so why can’t we believe in our chances, or another French club?


“We’ve been dormant for the past two years, but we’re back and want to make sure no-one’s forgotten us.”


Final Score Glasgow Warriors 18 Biarritz Olympique Pays Basque 22


Scorers


Glasgow Warriors
Tries –
Pen – Parks 5
Con –
Drop – Parks


Biarritz Olympique Pays Basque
Tries -Lund
Pen – Yachvili 3
Con – Yachvili
Drop -Traille, Bosch


Referee: Wayne Barnes


Teams


Glasgow Warriors: B Stortoni, D van der Merwe, D McCall, R Dewey, T Evans, D Parks, C Gregor, J Welsh, D Hall, M Low, T Barker, A Kellock [capt], R Vernon, J Barclay, J Beattie


Replacements: P MacArthur, K Tkachuk, E Kalman, D Turner, M McMillan, C Gregor, H O’Hare, K Brown


Biarritz Olympique Pays Basque: M Bosch, T Ngwenya, A Erinle, D Traille, N Brusque, J Peyrelongue, D Yachvili, E Coetzee, R Terrain, C Johnstone, J Thion [capt], P Taele, M Lund, I Harinordoquy, F Faure


Replacements: B August, F Barcella, M Moala, M Carizza, W Lauret, Y Lesgourgues, V Courrent, L Tranier

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