Monday, May 7, 2012

Lucas González Amorosino scores after 30 seconds vs Biarritz

<p>Montpellier's fullback Lucas Amorosino (L) scores a try during their French Top 14 rugby union match against Biarritz at the Yves-du-Manoir stadium in the French southern city of Montpellier. Montpellier won 21-16.</p>
Amorosino gets past Damien Traille to score

Argentine back Lucas González Amorosino scored his seventh try of the Top 14 season and did so in just the first minute of play as Montpellier got off to a dream start in the teams home match vs Biarritz on Friday. The Puma provided good support to link with his winger, Fijian, Timoci Nagusa and step inside the covering tackle from French international, Damien Traille. The former Pucurá player has made his mark in just his first season in France having previously been used dreadfully by the Leicester Tigers with the club only giving him three matches in the 2010-2011 season. The club has been made to look like it didn´t know what to do with him as he has been a massive success with Montpellier and is making a large claim to be Argentina´s starting fullback this season with Martín Rodríguez Gurruchaga moving to inside centre.

Montpellier won the match 21-16 to confirm its place in the play-offs and will likely play host to Castres  in the barrage round of the play-off´s with the winner going on to face Clermont in the Semi Final. Both Semi Finals will be played at the Stade Municipal in Toulouse. Biarritz lost, but in picking up a bonus point the club is safe and will not be relegated. The clubs decision to not sign medial jokers during the first two months of the competition when teams were missing players to World Cup duty saw the club lose many matches and sit in last place for much fo the season despite being competitive in the Heineken Cup. Biarritz can still qualify for next seasons Heineken Cup if the Basque side win the Amlin Challegne Cup Final vs French rivals, Toulon. If Toulon win then Stade Français will qualify instead of Biarritz.

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