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Saturday, January 07, 2012

Fight Night in France - Agen vs Biarritz mass brawl

Biarritz moved out of the Top 14 relegation zone last night with a 15-6 win over Agen in a match that was fiery to say the least. Dimitri Yachvili kicked most of their points for their second successive win, following on from th 25-6 win over Toulon last weekend. 

Marcelo Bosch kicked a dropgoal to make up their total score as they beat a determined Agen side to move into third from the bottom of the table. That position is subject to other results this weekend however.

"We needed this success to back-up our win over Toulon and confirm our form," said prop Sylvain Marconnet. "It's all smiles in the dressing room. We'll savour this win and we continue with this spirit then we will be on our way. Of that, I'm absolutely certain," he added.

In tryless game in bitter conditions, things soon got heated and with twenty minutes left, the gloves came off following a bit of foul play off the ball at the lineout. Marconnet, and quite possibly 29 other players and officials, got in the thick of it as things boiled over.

While the original instigator appeared to be Benoit Guyot as he struck an Agen forward on the floor, flanker Wenceslas Lauret was shown yellow for what appears to be escalating the fight. Damien Lagrange was also sent to cool down for ten minutes.

Biarritz are already facing all sorts of sanctions for their part in the chaos with Imanol Harinordoquy's father against Bayonne recently, so you can be sure this won't be taken lightly, and a few suspensions will follow for both sides. 

Have a browse through the related posts below the video for more rugby fights from the archive.

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