Dax edge out Rovigo
January 16, 2009
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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)