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Burton's boot rocks Biarritz

Treviso 30 Biarritz 26

Published 11/12/2011 | 05:00

The boot of Kristopher Burton proved the difference as he kicked 16 points to spur Benetton Treviso to an impressive 30-26 win over French side Biarritz.

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The Italian side had gone into the Heineken Cup Pool 5 game with an unbeaten home record in the competition and Burton helped them maintain that with three conversions and three penalties.

Early tries by Michele Rizzo and Robert Barbieri were converted by outhalf Burton, before Pelu Taele replied with a try.

Benetton's Cornelius van Zyl and Biarritz's Marcelo Bosch traded tries before Burton kicked a penalty as the home side led 24-12 at the break.

Burton opened up the second half with a penalty but tries from Damien Traille and Yann Lesgourgues and two conversions by Julien Peyrelongue brought the visitors within a point, before Burton's late penalty edged his side home.

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