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13th December 2008 17:13

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Keeping it tight: Worcester play to the conditions

Worcester exacted revenge on their European Challenge Cup Pool rivals as they claimed a 27-6 victory over Bourgoin at Sixways on Saturday.

Tries from centre Sam Tuitupou and hooker Aleki Lutui complimented an assured seventeen-point haul from Joe Carlisle to move the Warriors comfortably clear of their French opponents.

The New Zealand-born number twelve returned to the fray this week having missed the defeat at Stade Pierre Rajon but was the standout player under wet conditions.

Elsewhere in the competition's Pool Three, there was also a settling of scores in Italy as Bucuresti defeated Petrarca 17-15 to close the gap on their hosts.

The scorers:

For Worcester:

Tries: Tuitupou, Lutui

Con: Carlisle

Pen: Carlisle 5

For Bourgoin:

Pen: Laloo 2

Worcester: 15 Eoghan Hickey, 14 Rico Gear, 13 Dale Rasmussen, 12 Sam Tuitupou, 11 Charlie Fellows, 10 Joe Carlisle, 9 Matt Powell, 8 Kai Horstmann, 7 Pat Sanderson (captain), 6 Netani Talei, 5 Craig Gillies, 4 Will Bowley, 3 Tevita Taumoepeau, 2 Chris Fortey, 1 Darren Morris

Replacements: 16 Chris Horsman, 17 Aleki Lutui, 18 Graham Kitchener, 19 Matt Cox, 20 Jonny Arr, 21 Alex Grove, 22 Hal Luscombe

Bourgoin: 15 Anthony Forest, 14 Franck Romanet, 13 Matias Viazzo, 12 Rudi Coetzee, 11 Jean-Francois Coux, 10 Sebastien Laloo, 9 Morgan Parra, 8 Thomas Genevois, 7 Bogdan Leonte, 6 Sylvain Nicolas, 5 Bryce Williams, 4 Wessel Jooste, 3 Pablo Cardinali, 2 Tone Alefa Kopelani, 1 Arnaud Tchougong.

Replacements: 16 Jean-Philippe Genevois, 17 Vincent Pelo, 18 Wessel Roux, 19 Coenraad Basson, 20 Yann Labrit, 21 Jérémy Gondrand, 22 Alexandre Dumoulin.

Referee: Andy McPherson (Scotland)

Touch judges: David Changleng (Scotland), Alan Forrest (Scotland)

Television match official: Don Helme (England), Andy Turner (England)

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