European Challenge Cup - Pool 1
Dax edge out Rovigo
January 16, 2009
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Date/Time: Jan 16, 2009, 19:00 local, 18:00 GMT
Dax 22 - 20 Rovigo
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Dax scored a narrow 22-20 victory over Rovigo in their European Challenge Cup Pool 1 clash at Stade Maurice Boyau.

Rovigo outscored their hosts two tries to one following scores from prop Bruno Fortuna and wing Filippo Arestusini. But Dax fly-half Maxime Petitjean kicked 17 points including the conversion of a penalty try as the French outfit struggled to break the stubborn Italian defence.

Dax: L Marticorena; B Hiriart, G Williams, D Bell, L Borges; M Petitjean, N Morlaes; J Brugnaut, Y Pedrosa, R Boyoud, M Bert, A Mazel, V Deniau, P Caillet (capt), K Thompson

Replacements: N Decamps, J Jaen, C Guironnet, B Adrillon, J Pezet, L Diaz, D Bortolussi

Rovigo: E Boarato; P Calanchini, J Sanchez, N di Maura, F Aretusini; S Ambrosio, S Canale; B Fortuna, V Vicere, J Orlandi, T Reato (capt), M Barion, Y Anouer, J Legora, R Cribb

Replacements: F Damiano, M Sclosa, D Tumiati, A Giuria, S Basson, G Bustos, A Bacchetti

Referee: Greg Garner (England)


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