A late try from Tanguy Molcard helped Biarritz claim a morale-boosting 19-15 victory over Worcester in the Challenge Cup on Thursday.
A late try from Tanguy Molcard helped Biarritz claim a morale-boosting 19-15 triumph over Worcester in the Amlin Challenge Cup at Sixways Stadium.
Worcester 15-19 Biarritz
Worcester fell to the bottom of Pool 1 after losing to Top 14 strugglers Biarritz, as Tanguy Molcard's late score saw off the Warriors on Thursday.
Dean Hammond and Alex Grove crossed for the home side after Taku Ngwenya's opening try, but then Yann Lesgourgues crossed before Molcard scored in the 78th minute to win the contest.
Tries: Hammond, Grove
Tries: Ngwenya, Lesgourgues, Molcard
Con: Peyrelongue 2
Worcester Warriors: 15 Chris Pennell, 14 James Stephenson, 13 Alex Grove, 12 Josh Matavesi, 11 Dean Hammond, 10 Paul Warwick, 9 Jeremy Su'a, 8 Jonathan Thomas (c), 7 Sam Betty, 6 Cam Goodhue, 5 Mariano Galarza, 4 James Percival, 3 Rob O'Donnell, 2 Ed Shervington, 1 Ofa Fainga'anuku.
Replacements: 16 Benjamin Whittaker, 17 Thomas Synaeghel, 18 Eugene Van Staden, 19 Erik Lund, 20 Benoit Guyot, 21 Yann Lesgourgues, 22 Benoit Baby, 23 Dan Waenga.
Biarritz: 15 Paul Couet-Lannes, 14 Taku Ngwenya, 13 Geoffrey Sella, 12 Charles Gimenez, 11 Aled Brew, 10 Julien Peyrelongue (c), 9 Luix Roussarie, 8 Ueleni Fono, 7 Tanguy Molcard, 6 Josh Furno, 5 Mathias Marie, 4 Addison Lockley, 3 Benedict Broster, 2 Jonnah Dabti, 1 Fabien Barcella.
Replacements: 16 Benjamin Whittaker, 17 Alexandre Menini, 18 Addison Lockley, 19 Ueleni Fono, 20 Joshua Furno, 21 Yann Lesgourgues, 22 Daniel Waenga, 23 Benedict Broster.
Referee: Dudley Phillips (Ireland)
Assistant referees: Kieran Barry (Ireland), Michael Black (Ireland)
Oyonnax 16-10 Sale Sharks
Oyonnax claimed their first victory of the 2013/14 Amlin Challenge Cup campaign on Thursday after seeing off Sale Sharks, who stay top in Pool 1 ahead of Biarritz.
Home fly-half Benjamin Urdapilleta opened the scoring at Stade Charles Mathon with a second minute penalty before visiting wing Phil MacKenzie crossed for Sale to make it 3-7.
But back came the French side as more points from Urdapilleta to go with Augustin Figuerola's try and three points from Nicolas Vuillemin saw Oyonnax pull clear.
Joe Ford kicked a late drop-goal to claim what could be a key losing bonus-point.
Pen: Urdapilleta 2, Vuillemin
For Sale Sharks:
Oyonnax: 15 Silvere Tian, 14 Jonathan Bousquet, 13 Guillaume Bousses, 12 Hemani Paea, 11 Tikiko Koroivoutu, 10 Benjamin Urdapilleta, 9 Augustin Figuerola, 8 Christophe Andre, 7 Scott Newlands, 6 Mahamadou Diaby, 5 Damien Lagrange, 4 Miroslav Nemecek (capt), 3 Ruaan Du Preez, 2 Neil Clark, 1 Erwan Iapteff.
Replacements: 16 Jody Jenneker, 17 Lukas Rapant, 18 Clement Baiocco, 19 Chad Slade, 20 Nicolas Vuillemin, 21 Roimata Hansell Pune, 22 Jonathan Traini, 23 Damian Browne.
Sale Sharks: 15 Rob Miller, 14 Tom Brady, 13 Mark Jennings, 12 Jonny Leota, 11 Phil MacKenzie, 10 Nick Macleod, 9 Will Cliff, 8 James Gaskell, 7 David Seymour, 6 Dan Braid, 5 Michael Paterson, 4 Andrei Ostrikov, 3 Vadim Cobilas, 2 Tommy Taylor, 1 Ross Harrison.
Replacements: 16 Marc Jones, 17 James Flynn, 18 Tony Buckley, 19 Jonathan Mills, 20 Mark Easter, 21 Joe Ford, 22 Andy Forsyth, 23 Mike Haley.
Referee: Giuseppe Vivarini (Italy)