Bordeaux-Begles beat Femi-CZ VEA Rovigo

Bordeaux-Begles beat Femi-CZ VEA Rovigo 15-10 in their Pool 3 Amlin Challenge Cup clash after trailing at half time.

Bordeaux completed the double over Rovigo on Thursday evening but were made
to work hard for the victory by their Italian visitors.

Bordeaux raced into an early lead courtesy of a Borid Bethery try after eight
minutes but Rovigo responded with a try of their own through Roberto Pedrazzi.

Samuele Pace converted the score to give his side the lead and Davide Duca
kicked them further ahead with a drop-goal.

The second period though was all Bordeaux.

All of their second half points came from fly-half Nicolas Sanchez who kicked
a penalty before scoring a converted try of his own to seal the win.

Final Score Bordeaux-Begles 15 (5) Femi-CZ VEA Rovigo 10 (10)


Scorers


Bordeaux-Begles
Try – Nicolas Sanchez, Boris Bethery
Conversion – Nicolas Sanchez
Penalty – Nicolas Sanchez


Femi-CZ VEA Rovigo
Try – Roberto Pedrazzi
Conversion – Samuele Pace
Drop Goal – Davide Duca


Attendance: 2,000


Referee: Luke Pearce (England)


Teams


Bordeaux-Begles: C Lopez; T Brana, J Rey, M Denetre, L Ferreres [capt]; N Sanchez, M Saubusse; F Labbe, B Bethery, P Toetu, A Chauveau, F Tisseau, H Chalmers, L Madaule, L Houston


Replacements: F Rofes, J Turini, A Neveu, A Jaulhac, M Clarkin, H Adams, A Mailei, C Brousse


Femi-CZ VEA Rovigo: M Wilson; R Pavan, S Pace, G Bustos, R Pedrazzi; D Duca, M Zanirato; N Quaglio, D Giazzon, G Boccalon, D Tumiati, T Reato [capt], E Lubian, F Cristiano, H Scholtz


Replacements: L Mahoney, G Datola, A Ceglie, M Ferro, M Merlo, A Persico, S Basson, J Van Niekerk

With thanks to ERCRugby.

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