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  • Baby, Bosch (2), Burotu,
    Penalty goals: Yachvili (2),
    Conversions: Yachvili (3),

Heineken Cup: Biarritz still in quarter-final hunt after beating Zebre

Last updated: 13th January 2013  

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Biarritz boosted their hopes of qualifying for the Heineken Cup quarter-finals by securing a 32-6 victory over Zebre in Parma.

Marcelo Bosch grabbed a double while Benoit Baby and Seremaia Burotu also ran in tries to give the visitors what could prove to be a crucial bonus point.

The Basque side cannot win Pool 3 but still have a chance to secure one of the two best runner-up spots, although they would likely need a big win over Harlequins on the final matchday to stand any chance.

Italian outfit Zebre, who have yet to win a match this season, were reduced to 14 men inside the opening five minutes as full-back Paolo Buso was sent to the sin bin.

Dimitri Yachvili scored the first points with the resulting penalty and soon had the opening try on the board as Baby broke away from inside his own 22 before finishing off the move himself in the corner.

Yachvili then kicked another penalty to make it 13-0 before Luciano Orquera was on target with two attempts from the kicking tee to get Zebre on the board.

But Biarritz were still in control and were 20-6 up by half-time as Baby made another great break and offloaded for Bosch to score.

After the break Baby and Bosch were at it again, combining out wide to exploit the space before the latter crossed for his second try of the afternoon.

Biarritz had to wait until five minutes from the end to secure the all-important bonus point as Burotu powered onto a neat pass from former England full-back Iain Balshaw.

Jean-Pascal Barraque missed the conversion but Yachvili had added the extras to the three previous scores.

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