Biarritz down Calvisano

Biarritz Olympique Pays Basque beat Calvisano in their second round Pool 6 Heineken Cup clash at Parc des Sports Aguilera with Biarritz winning by 41 points to 10.

Biarritz scored two converted tries in the opening half along with a Peyrelongue penalty to set up a half time lead of 17 points to 0.

Biarrittz stepped up the pace in the second half but let in a converted try to Nitoglia.


Raineri added a penalty to bring Calvisano’s points to ten.

Final Score Biarritz 41 (17) – Calvisano 10 (0)


Tries – Vahafolau, Lund 2, Gobelet, August 2
Con – Peyrelongue 4
Pen -Peyrelongue
Drop –

Tries – Nitoglia
Con – Forcucci
Pen -Raineri
Drop –

Referee: Andrew McPherson (Scotland)


Attendance: 7,500

Match points: Biarritz Olympique Pays Basque 5 pts, Rugby Calvisano 0 pts

Man of the Match: J-B Gobolet (Biarrtiz Olympique)


Biarritz Olympique Pays Basque: B Thiery, T Ngwenya, R Cabannes, D Traille, P Bidabe, J Peyrelongue, F Cibray, E Coetzee, B August, M Moala, J Thion [capt], M Carizza, M Lund, S Vahafolau, J Cronje
Replacements: B Bourrust, F Barcella, J Roidot, P Som, L Tranier, A Masi, J Gobelet

Note: No. 5 faces a fitness test. if he is ruled out his place will be taken by No 8, with No 7 switching to No8 replacement No 19 coming in at No 7, and Dridi coming up to the bench

Rugby Calvisano: L McLean, L Nitoglia, M Pratichetti, B Smith, M Stanojevic, N Raineri, P Griffen, H Tui, L Ghiraldini [capt], B Evans, V Bernabo, J Purll, D Dal Maso, A Persico, A Zanni

Replacements: A McKenzie, T D’Apice, L Beccaris, M Zaffiri, P Patelli, P Buso, D Forcucci

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