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Dec 12, 2013 at 7.45pm UK
BiarritzBiarritz Olympique
33-25
WorcesterWorcester Warriors
Lesgourgues (4', 30'), Thomas (59', 73')
FT
Su'a (1'), Stelling (45'), Warwick (53')

Result: Teddy Thomas edges Biarritz Olympique to victory in European Challenge Cup

An impressive display from Teddy Thomas earns Biarritz Olympique a 33-25 victory over Worcester Warriors.

An impressive display from Teddy Thomas has earned Biarritz Olympique a 33-25 victory over Worcester Warriors in tonight's European Challenge Cup.

Jeremy Su'a opened the scoring for the Warriors in the first minute of the game when he scored a try, allowing Ignacio Mieres to convert.

Biarritz hit back in the fourth minute through Yann Lesgourgues, but Mieres converted two penalty goals in the 15th and 21st minutes to push the Warriors back in front.

Lesgourgues responded again as he bagged his second try of the night in the 30th minute to bring his side within one point of the Warriors, as the scores stood at 13-12 when the players went in for half time.

After the break, Lesgourgues was soon back into the action as he kicked a penalty goal to give Biarritz a slender 15-13 lead.

It didn't last long as Max Stelling scored a try of his own in the 45th minute, before Paul Warwick added another try for his side to leave the scores at 25-15 with 27 minutes to go.

Biarritz did not give up and they were soon back on level terms following good work from Benoit Baby to convert a penalty goal, which was then followed up by a try from Thomas leaving the scores tied at 25-25.

The game was left on a knife edge going into the final 10 minutes and it was Biarritz who dealt best with the pressure, as Thomas scored his second try of the night in the 75th minute to help earn his side a slender victory.

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Josh Matavesi of Worcester Warriors hands off Paul Couet-Lannes of Biarritz Olympique during the Amlin Challenge Cup match on December 5, 2013
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