Boyet boots Bayonne to victory in Challenge Cup

Benjamin Boyet kicked four penalties to earn Bayonne a Pool 3 Amlin Challenge Cup victory over Bordeaux-Begles to keep the pressure on London Wasps.

Benjamin Boyet kicked four penalties for the visitors as they claimed their
fourth victory in the tournament.

Boyet kicked off the proceedings at Stade Andre Moga,slotting an early penalty
after seven minutes.

Bordeaux fly-half Nicolas Sanchez missed the chance to level things for the
hosts but Boyet had no problem with his second attempt, taking the scores to

Replacement Manu Saubusse came off the bench to grab Bordeaux’s only points
of the first period, kicking a penalty three minutes before the interval.

It was Boyet who had the first word of the second period though, slotting
over his third penalty.

Saubusse and Boyet then exchanged penalties as the kicking dual continued but
Bordeaux couldn’t close the deficit and Bayonne completed the double over their
French rivals.

Final Score Bordeaux-Begles 6 (3) Bayonne 12 (6)


Penalty – Manu Saubusse (2)

Penalty – Benjamin Boyet (4)

Attendance: 2,900

Referee: Carlo Damasco (Italy)


Bordeaux-Begles: L Ferreres [capt]; V Lilo, C Brousse, M Denetre, D Domvo; N Sanchez, J Seron; F Labbe, F Rofes, J Roux, A Chauveau, F Tisseau, C Ternisien, L Madaule, H Chalmers

Replacements: H Forbes, R Davies, P Toetu, A Jaulhac, M Clarkin, M Saubusse, B Connor, R Carballo

Bayonne: C Lagain; M O’Connor, T Lacroix, S Gerber, J Rokocoko; B Boyet, C Garcia; V Manukula, F Da Ros, R Boyoud, D Haare, T Flavell, J Marmouyet, J Puricelli, M Baget [capt]

Replacements: D Avril, N Tialata, C Baiocco, R Linde, F Carillo, J Audy, M Phillips, S Lauaki

With thanks to ERCRugby.

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