Perpignan complete hollow victory

25th Jan 2009, 17:30

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In the end Dan Carter played only 80 minutes of Heineken Cup rugby. Perpignan did what they had to and won 50-16 with a bonus point in Treviso on Saturday, but with Leicester's defeat went their slim hopes of quarter-final qualification.

In the end Dan Carter played only 80 minutes of Heineken Cup rugby. Perpignan did what they had to and won 48-16 with a bonus point in Treviso on Saturday, but with Leicester's defeat went their slim hopes of quarter-final qualification.

The French visitors led 24-9 by half-time and never looked like letting the Italians back into the match.

Tries from Guilhem Guirado, Nicolas Durand, Farid Sid (2), Adrien Plante, Olivier Olibeau, Christophe Manas and Jerome Porical made it another miserable day for Treviso, who finish bottom of the pool with no points.

Kicking points for Perpignan were shared out between Porical, Steve Meyer and David Mele.

Full-back Brendan Williams got Treviso's only try, which came midway through the second half, with their other points coming from the boot of Andrea Marcato.

The scorers:

For Treviso:
Try:
Williams
Con: Marcato
Pens: Marcato 3

For Perpignan:
Tries:
Guirado, Durand, Sid, Plante, Olibeau, Manas, Porical 2
Con: Meyer, Porical 3, Mele

Treviso: 15 Brendan Williams, 14 Emiliano Mulieri, 13 Marius Goosen, 12 Marco Neethling, 11 Andrew Vilk, 10 Andrea Marcato, 9 Tobias Botes, 8 Dion Kingi, 7 Hottie Louw, 6 Mark Gilbride, 5 Cornelius Van Zyl, 4 Enrico Pavanello, 3 Pedro di Santo, 2 Enrico Ceccato, 1 Franco Sbaraglini.
Replacements: 16 Diego Vidal, 17 Andrea Ceccato, 18 Marco Filippucci, 19 Robert Barbieri, 20 Silvio Orlando, 21 Alberto Sgarbi, 22 Alberto Lucchese.

Perpignan: 15 Jérôme Porical, 14 Farid Sid, 13 Maxime Mermoz, 12 Gavin Hume, 11 Adrien Plante, 10 Steve Meyer, 9 Nicolas Durand, 8 Damien Chouly, 7 Jean-Pierre Perez, 6 Grégory Le Corvec, 5 Gerrie Britz, 4 Olivier Olibeau, 3 Nicolas Mas, 2 Guilhem Guirado, 1 Jérôme Schuster.
Replacements: 16 Charles Geli, 17 Sebastian Bozzi, 18 Guillaume Vilaceca, 19 Ovidiu Tonita, 20 Viliami Vaki, 21 David Mele, 22 Christophe Manas.

Referee: Andrew McPherson (Scotland)
Touch judges: John Steele (Scotland), John Ferns (Scotland)
Television match official: Jim Yuille (Scotland)