TARGET MAN: Harlequins Ben Botica
lines up the crucial winning penalty against Newcastle at the Stoop yesterday
Quins trailed 14-12 with 10 minutes left after full-back Alex Tait had gone over for the visitors but dug out an ugly victory with two late Ben Botica
22 Tries: Davies, Shingler, S Williams Con: Priestland Pens: Priestland Tries: Brown, Lindsay-Hague, Dickson Cons: Evans (2) Pen: Botica
REFEREE: Jerome Garces (France) ATTENDANCE: 7,516 WELSH interest in Europe ended for the second successive campaign at the group stage as Scarlets were denied a place in the Amlin Challenge Cup by the son of a former favourite.
Prop, Mark Lambert, was on hand to crash over for the try which Ben Botica
converted before adding a penalty goal.
Richards' 16-point haul took his tally for the Warriors to 1,943, edging him ahead of Frano Botica
, with only Jim Sullivan and Andy Farrell now in front of him.
The major winners were: Trophy Yacht Skipper Club Div 1 IRC Challenge Lou Abrahams SYC Div 2 IRC Executive Decision Grant Botica
RYCV Div 3 IRC Revenge Gordon Mather SYC Div 1 AMS Horizon Sprint Frank Hammond SYC Div 2 AMS Executive Decision Grant Botica
RYCV Div 3 AMS Revenge Gordon Mather SYC Div 1 PHS Merlion Eddie Mackevicius HBYC Div 2 PHS Executive Decision Grant Botica
RYCV Div 3 PHD Hands and Heels Jill Marshall SYC
nz; or Allan Botica
, Director Botica
Conroy & Associates, +64-9-303-3862, or +64-21-400-500, or allanb@bca.
Despite holding territorial advantage in the opening half-hour, the Reivers found themselves six points adrift through two penalties by former All Blacks and Wigan RL hero Frano Botica
Biarritz made the most of the reprieve when Hodge's opposite number Frano Botica
slotted his first attempt after the Edinburgh back-line wandered offside.
Former New Zealand international fly-half Frano Botica
has returned home after cutting short his two-year spell with Welsh Premier Division club Llanelli.
has resigned his positions of senior vice president - finance, chief financial officer, treasurer and secretary in order to pursue other interests, but remains a consultant to the company.
Harlequins, whose points came via tries from full-back Ollie Lindsay-Hague and replacement hooker Dave Ward, plus two penalties and two conversions from fly-half Ben Botica
, now find themselves in a major fight with Leicester and Sale Sharks for the fourth play-off place.