Rovigo upset Dax for first win
October 18, 2008
Rovigo opened their account in this season's European Challenge Cup with a 24-11 victory over Dax in their Pool 1 clash at the Stadio Mario Battaglini.
Rovigo: (17) 24 Tries: Calanchini, Immelman, Mahoney Cons: Basson 3. Pens: Basson.
Dax: (6) 11 Tries: Bell. Pens: Petitjean 2.
Rovigo: S Basson, P Calanchini (N Pavin 72), G Pizarro, N di Maura (E Pellegrini 52), A Bacchetti, S Ambrosio, S Canale (J Legora 62), B Fortuna (A de Marchi 52), L Mahoney (V Vicere 60), J Orlandi (B Fortuna 65), M Barion, J Britz, N Badocchi (Y Anouer 70), A Giuria, J Immelman (S Favaro 41)
Dax: L Diaz, B Hiriart, L Marticorena (J Rouge 70), D Bell (F Argel 52), P Albaladejo, M Petitjean, N Morlaes (J Pezet 68), J Brugnaut (M Auzqui 48), J Jaen, J Castex (J Brugnaut 68), C Guironnet, P Caillet [capt], B Adrillon, J Cros, V Deniau (J Pendanx 52)
Referee: Gwyn Morris (Wales)
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