Monday, January 24, 2011
Biarritz beat Bath 26-19 in Pool Four of the Heineken Cup on Saturday. The bonus point win took them to top spot and means that they will have a home quarter final, hosting Toulouse in April.
Dimitri Yachvili got the home side off to a good start with a charge down try early on, before Iain Balshaw continued his good form with a try either side of half time. Zee Ngwenya finished well after some good play, and despite Stuart Hooper and Tom Biggs scoring, Bath were never really in control of matters at any stage.
"If you look at our win-loss count in this pool, it looks poor. But we were better than that indicates. It's frustrating to have lost," said Bath coach Steve Meehan.
Their late consolation try showed what theyre made of, but its little consolation for what will have been a disappointing game for them as theyd hoped for a bonus point win.
Bath now bow out of European action, taking only a losing bonus point from the contest. Biarritz march on to the last eight and with the type of rugby theyre playing at times, look like they could prove quite a handful for Toulouse in front of their home crowd.
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