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  • Top 14
  • 30th Nov 2012
  • KO 20:50
  • Ground: Stade Aimé Giral

Top 14: Perpignan score five tries in bonus-point victory over Agen

Last updated: 1st December 2012  

David Marty Perpignan

David Marty: Touched down for Perpignan's second try

Perpignan s fly half James Hook C 2012

James Hook: Kicked 14 points in Perpignan victory

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Perpignan came on strong in the second half to claim a resounding 39-13 Top 14 win over Agen on Friday night.

The hosts made a fast start at the Stade Aime Giral with two scores inside the opening quarter of an hour after Agen had been reduced to 14 men following the sin-binning of prop Laurent Cabarry.

Agen paid the price for their numerical disadvantage at the set-piece as Perpignan were awarded a penalty try and centre David Marty quickly added a second - James Hook converting both to open a 14-0 lead.

But Agen hit back and tries from full-back Raphael Lagarde and centre Miguel Avramovic, as well as a drop-goal from Lagarde, meant they trailed by just a single point at half-time with the score at 14-13.

However, Perpignan shut out their visitors in the second period as they pulled away to a comfortable success, ending a two-game losing streak in the process.

Hook's boot and further tries from winger Farid Sid and scrum-half Florian Cazenave put the result beyond doubt in a five-minute spell.

Hooker Guilhem Guirado put a gloss on the scoreline after touching down for his side's fifth try in the 76th minute.

The bonus-point win lifts Perpignan to seventh in the Top 14 table, while Agen are just one place off the bottom following their sixth consecutive defeat.

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Pos Team P Pts
9 Oyonnax 16 33

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