Thursday 19 October 2017

Heineken Cup record

Founded: 1913

Home Ground: Parc des Sports Aguilera

Capacity: 13,400

Captain: Imanol Harinordoquy

Director of Rugby: Laurent Rodriguez

ERC European Ranking: 3 (23 pts)

Wins: 56

Draws: 1

Losses: 31

Biggest Win: 75-25 (versus Cardiff Blues 2003)

Heaviest Defeat: 16-45 (versus Saracens 2008)

Most Appearances: Julien Peyrelongue (72)

Top Points Scorer: Dimitri Yachvili (624)

Top Try Scorer: Taku Ngwenya (18)

Heineken Cup RECORD

Quarter-finalists: 2000/01, 2002/03, 2006/07, 2010/11

Semi-finalists: 2003/04, 2004/05

Runners-Up: 2005/06, 2009/10

Amlin Challenge Cup

Quarter-finalists: 1999/00

Champions: 2011/12

Star turns

Imanol Harinordoquy: Talismanic back-row forward (right) is pushing on in years (32), but still drives his local club from the back of the scrum.

Dimitri Yachvili: The play-making scrum-half. When he plays well, Biarritz play well. If an in-form Yachvili turns up then Connacht are in real trouble.

Current form

Biarritz edged Bordeaux 25-22 despite Bordeaux's late try through Camille Lopez. The win leaves them seventh in the Top 14 table.

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