Parma edge out Brive
October 12, 2008
Former Leicester fly-half Andy Goode could not secure the points for Brive
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Overmach Parma got their European Challenge Cup campaign underway with a home win over French side Brive.
Tries from Alessandro Chillon, Roberto Mariani and prop German Fontana were enough to see the Italian side to a 34-29 victroy, after Brive staged a second-half comeback. Inspired by former Leicester fly-half Andy Goode, Brive recovered from 25-9 down to snatch a losing bonus point.
Brive host Newcastle Falcons in the next round, while Parma make the trip to Spanish champions Cetransa El Salvador in search of a bonus point victory.
Overmach Rugby Parma: G Rubini, R Quartaroli (F Mazzariol 75), P Emerick, A Chillon, R Mariani, B Irving, P Travagli, G Fontana, A Tejeda, A de Marchi (A Winter 47), T Valleyos Cinalli, P Taele, J Soffredini, L Pascu, M Vosawai (F Minto 79)
Yellow Cards - A de Marchi (21), J Soffredini (63)
Brive: B Davies, N Ligairi, H Agulla, B Johnston (F Estebanez 41), R Bianco, L Orquera (A Goode 41), J Pejoine (A Pic 48), P Toderasc, J Bonrepaux (S Thompson 41), P Capdevielle (K Buys 60), J van Zyl, A Mela (F Domingo 29), A Manta (A Popham 26), V Forgues, A Claasen
Yellow cards: B Davies (15), A Pic (57)
Referee: Neil Paterson (Scotland)
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