12 Dec 2010

Aironi stun Biarritz in European Cup

8:46 am on 12 December 2010

Italian rugby side Aironi recorded a famous victory in their maiden season of European Cup competition when they beat last season's finalists Biarritz 28-27.

To rub salt into the wounds of Biarritz it was French full-back Julien Laharrague's drop goal two minutes from time that gave Aironi their famous triumph, leaving Biarritz with a tricky task of making it out of the pool.

They still have to travel to Ulster, who beat Bath 22-18 in what was a poor day for the English sides.

Perpignan beat two-time champions Leicester whilst Racing-Metro gained a superb 24-21 away win over Saracens which leaves the losers rooted to the bottom of the standings.