Heineken Cup
Biarritz rally to see off Calvisano
January 17, 2009
Date/Time: Jan 17, 2009, 14:35 local, 13:35 GMT
Venue: Centro Sportivo San Michele
Calvisano 15 - 23 Biarritz
Half-time: 12 - 9
Pens: Fraser 4
Drops: Fraser
Tries: August, Damiani
Cons: Yachvili 2
Pens: Yachvili 3
Biarritz hooker Benoit August charges upfield, Biarritz v Montpellier, Top 14,  November 4, 2006
Hooker Benoit August scored a crucial second half try for the visitors
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Biarritz battled back from a half-time deficit to beat Calvisano 23-15 in their Heineken Cup Pool 6 clash at Centro Sportivo San Michele.

Fly-half Gerard Fraser kicked two early penalties to give the host the lead before Boarrtiz scrum-half Dimitri Yachvili hit back with three of his own. Fraser levelled things up two minutes before the break and still had time to add another to give Calvisano a narrow lead at the break.

Biarritz reclaimed the lead with a try from lock Cesar Damiani shortly after the break that was converted by Yachvili. Fraser reduced the arrears to one point with another penalty but a try from replacement hooker Benoit August and another conversion from Yachvili saw Biarritz home.

Calvisano: Luke McLean, Ludovico Nitoglia, Matteo Pratichetti, Garcia Gonzalo, Daniele Forcucci, Gerard John Fraser, Paul Griffen, Hoani Tui, Leonardo Ghiraldini, Ben Evans, Peter Sidoli, Cameron Treloar, Alessandro Zanni, Aaron Persico, Justin Purll

Replacements: Alistair McKenzie, Alejandro Moreno, Luca Beccaris, Filippo Cristiano, Pino Patelli, Nanni Raineri, Marko Stanojevic

Biarritz: Nicolas Brusque, Philippe Bidabe, Laurent Tranier, Andrea Masi, Ilikena Bolakoro, Marcelo Bosch, Dimitri Yachvili, Mosese Moala, Benoit Denoyelle, Benoit Bourrust, Manuel Carizza, César Damiani, Magnus Lund, Mohammed Dridi, Samiu Vahafolau

Replacements: Benoit August, Fabien Barcella, Trevor Hall, Peïo Som, Julien Peyrelongue, Romain Cabannes, Takudzwa Ngwenya

Referee: Andrew Small (England)

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