Some revenge for Biarritz as Connacht swamped
Biarritz 17 Connacht 0:In dreadful conditions at the Parc des Sport Aguilera, nobody got what they wanted. Connacht, after a historic win over Biarritz in Galway last weekend, spent much of the game in their own half and never threatened, but their hosts were still frustrated by the pitch in their quest for a bonus-point win.
Two tries moved them back ahead of Connacht, by one point, into second, but they trail Pool Three leaders Harlequins by five ahead of the English side's meeting with Zebre tomorrow.
Man of the match Dimitri Yachvili kicked an early penalty and converted Iain Balshaw’s 31st-minute try to give Biarritz the upper hand and a 10-0 interval lead in the Heineken Cup clash.
There then followed a stop-start second half during which Tiernan O’Halloran and Eoin McKeon caught the eye for the hard-working visitors.
Biarritz were meandering to victory and put the finishing touches to a good night when Damien Traille latched onto his own kick, taking advantage of a fortuitous bounce to put replacement centre Seremaia Burotu over in the final minute.
Yachvili converted superbly with the last kick of the match.
In Pool One, Racing Metro went top witih a 15-3 away win at Edinburgh, ahead of Munster's meeting with Saracens tomorrow.