Parks helps Connacht to Biarritz European victory

Irish team Connacht secured a home Heineken Cup 22-14 victory over French side Biarritz at the Galway Sportsground on Friday night.

Former Scotland fly half Dan Parks kicked 17 of Connacht”s 22 points. Fetu’u Vainikolo scored the Irish side’s only try.

More to follow.

Final Score Connacht 22 (10) Biarritz 14 (9)


Scorers


Connacht
Tries: Vainikolo
Conversions: Parks
Penalties: Parks 3
Drop-goals: Parks 2


Biarritz
Tries: Harinordoquy
Penalties: Yachvili 3


Match Officials
Referee:
Greg Garner (Eng),
Assistant ref: Luke Pearce (Eng),
Assistant ref: Paul Burton (Eng),
TMO: Trevor Fisher (Eng),
Citing Commisioner: Douglas Hunter (Sco)


Teams


Connacht Rugby: Robbie Henshaw; Tiernan O’Halloran, Danie Poolman, David McSharry, Fetu’u Vainikolo; Dan Parks (c), Kieran Marmion; Brett Wilkinson, Jason Harris-Wright, Ronan Loughney, Michael Kearney, Mike McCarthy, Andrew Browne, Willie Faloon, Eoin McKeon.


Replacements: Ethienne Reynecke, Dennis Buckley, James Cooney, Daniel Qualter, Johnny O’Connor, Paul O’Donohoe, Miah Nikora, Matthew Jarvis.


Biarritz Olympique PB: Iain Balshaw; Takudzwa Ngwenya, Charles Gimenez, Marcelo Bosch, Aled Brew; Mathew Berquist, Dimitri Yachvili (c); Fabien Barcella, Benoit August, Francisco Gomez Kodela, Erik Lund, Thibault Dubarry, Wenceslas Lauret, Benoit Guyot, Raphael Lakafia.


Replacements: Jean-Philippe Genevois, Thomas Synaeghel, Wicus Blaauw, Pelu Taele, Imanol Harinordoquy, Yann Lesgourgues, Jean Pascal Barraque, Seremaia Burotu.

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