Planet Rugby

Perpignan push Biarritz closer to drop

17th February 2012 21:38

Share:

Perpignan prop Nicolas Mas v biarritz

Crunch clash: Perpignan prop Nicolas Mas

Perpignan compounded Biarritz's Top 14 relegation worries on Friday with a hard-fought 25-6 victory at Stade Aimé Giral.

Scrum-half Kevin Boulogne scored 22 points - including two tries - as Perpignan secured a crucial win to put a little breathing distance between themselves and the relegation zone.

Boulogne landed the first three of his four penalties to give USAP a 9-0 lead after half-an-hour but his opposite number Jean-Pascal Barraque replied with two place kicks at the end of the first half as the Basques came back strongly.

The second half belonged entirely to the hosts however as Biarritz were unable to match the Catalan's intensity.

Fly-half Gavin Hume added a drop goal before Boulogne touched down twice in the space of six minute around the hour-mark to put USAP beyond reach.

The result sees Perpignan climb up to tenth place while Biarritz sink deeper into the relegation quagmire.

The scorers

For Perpignan:
Tries: Boulogne 2
Pens: Boulogne 4
Drop: Hume

For Biarritz:
Pens: Barraque 2

Yellow cards: Gomez Kodela (Biarritz 57th min); Taofifenua (Perpignan - 72nd min)

Perpignan: 15 Joffrey Michel, 14 Farid Sid, 13 David Marty, 12 Rudi Coetzee, 11 Adrien Plante,10 Gavin Hume, 9 Kevin Boulogne, 8 Henry Tuilagi, 7 Jean-Pierre Perez, 6 Gregory le Corvec, 5 Robins Tchale-Watchou, 4 Olivier Olibeau, 3 Nicolas Mas, 2 Marius Tincu, 1 Perry Freshwater.
Replacements: 16 Guilhem Guirado, 17 Jerome Schuster, 18 Romain Taofifenua, 19 Damien Chouly, 20 Florian Cazenave, 21 Maxime Mermoz, 22 Nicolas Laharrague, 23 Danie Thiart.

Biarritz: 15 Iain Balshaw, 14 Taku Ngwenya, 13 Jean Pascal Barraque, 12 Seremaia Burotu, 11Dane Haylett-Petty, 10 Damien Traille, 9 Yann Lesgourgues, 8 Imanol Harinordoquy, 7 Talalelei Gray, 6 Wenceslas Lauret, 5 Pelu Taele-Pavihi, 4 Jerome Thion, 3 Francisco Gomez Kodela, 2 Benoit August, 1 Sylvain Marconnet.
Replacements: 16 Arnaud Heguy, 17 Fabien Barcella, 18 Manuel Carizza, 19 Raphael Lakafia, 20 Benoit Guyot, 21 Benoit Baby, 22 Ilikena Bolakoro, 23 Campbell Johnstone.

Forthcoming Fixtures
FixtureDetails
All times are local
Heineken Cup
Saturday , April 26
Saracens vs Clermont Auvergne15:40
Sunday , April 27
Toulon vs Munster15:30
More Heineken Cup fixtures
RaboDirect PRO12
Saturday , April 26
Glasgow vs Edinburgh19:05
More RaboDirect PRO12 fixtures
Amlin Challenge Cup
Friday , April 25
Northampton vs Harlequins20:00
Sunday , April 27
Wasps vs Bath13:00
More Amlin Challenge Cup fixtures
Super Rugby
Friday , April 25
Blues vs Waratahs17:35
Brumbies vs Chiefs17:40
Sharks vs Highlanders19:10
Saturday , April 26
Hurricanes vs Reds19:35
Western Force vs Bulls17:40
Cheetahs vs Stormers17:05
More Super Rugby fixtures
Recent Results
FixtureDetails
All times are local
Aviva Premiership
Sunday , April 20
Northampton 36 - 21 London IrishNorthampton vs London Irish Report
Newcastle 18 - 23 SaracensNewcastle vs Saracens Report
More Aviva Premiership results
RaboDirect PRO12
Cardiff Blues 17 - 13 ScarletsCardiff Blues vs Scarlets Report
Newport Gwent D'gons 10 - 20 Ospreys
More RaboDirect PRO12 results
Aviva Premiership
Saturday , April 19
Bath 32 - 20 WorcesterBath vs Worcester Report
Exeter 12 - 55 SaleExeter vs Sale Report
Wasps 38 - 30 GloucesterWasps vs Gloucester Report
More Aviva Premiership results
RaboDirect PRO12
Zebre 26 - 13 EdinburghZebre vs Edinburgh Report
Connacht 23 - 32 MunsterConnacht vs Munster Report
More RaboDirect PRO12 results
Top 14
Oyonnax 19 - 19 ToulouseOyonnax vs Toulouse Report
Biarritz 19 - 13 Brive
Perpignan 31 - 46 ToulonPerpignan vs Toulon Report
Racing Metro Paris 22 - 6 Clermont AuvergneRacing Metro Paris vs Clermont Auvergne Report
Stade Francais 37 - 23 Bordeaux-Begles
Grenoble 21 - 21 Bayonne
More Top 14 results
Super Rugby
Chiefs 17 - 18 CrusadersChiefs vs Crusaders Report
Sharks 19 - 8 CheetahsSharks vs Cheetahs Report
Waratahs 19 - 12 BullsWaratahs vs Bulls Report
Stormers 18 - 3 LionsStormers vs Lions Report
More Super Rugby results
Aviva Premiership
Friday , April 18
Harlequins 24 - 20 LeicesterHarlequins vs Leicester Report
More Aviva Premiership results
RaboDirect PRO12
Leinster 62 - 7 Benetton TrevisoLeinster vs Benetton Treviso Report
Glasgow 27 - 9 UlsterGlasgow vs Ulster Report
More RaboDirect PRO12 results
Top 14
Castres 22 - 15 MontpellierCastres vs Montpellier Report
More Top 14 results
Super Rugby
Hurricanes 39 - 20 BluesHurricanes vs Blues Report
Melbourne Rebels 22 - 16 Western Force
More Super Rugby results
Aviva Premiership Table
PosTeamPPts
1Saracens2080
2Northampton2071
3Bath2064
4Leicester Tigers2064
5Harlequins2058