English fly-half Brett Herron delivered a masterclass with the boot, guaranteeing 23 focuses as advanced Biarritz paralyzed guests Racing 92 28-19 in the third round of the Top 14 on Saturday.
The previous Ulster and Harlequins playmaker, who joined the south coast club in the nearby season, was in pulverizing structure with the boot, on track with a transformation and seven punishments as he rebuffed a progression of thoughtless activities from the Parisians who had begun the season with consecutive successes.
Herron missed an early sighter, his main disappointment of the evening, yet before long put Biarritz on the board.
The home side gathered the main attempt of the game following 26 minutes when prostitute Lucas Peyresblanques ripped over from short proximity.
Hustling hit back when Kurtley Beale set up Juan Imhoff for an attempt however Herron’s boot gave Biarritz a 13-5 lead at the break.
He then, at that point flew over one more five punishments in the second half as Biarritz took a hold on the match.
Hustling started on the hour when prostitute Camille Chat indented their subsequent attempt and a little ways from time Baptiste Chouzenoux likewise plunged over however it was sufficiently not to save Racing from their first loss of the period. Nor could they salvage a guarded reward point.
A late punishment by Benjamin Urdapilleta saw Castres snatch a last heave attract at home to Bordeaux-Begles.
Castres, who had won their initial two matches, took the early drive through Gaetan Barlot’s seventh moment attempt yet three Francois Trinh-Duc punishments kept Bordeaux in contact.
They followed 13-9 at the break however before long assumed liability for the match with Ben Lam and Cameron Woki both contacting down soon after the restart.
Uruguayan scrum-half Santiago Arata tunneled his direction through to give Castres trust at the top of the hour despite the fact that their expectations seemed, by all accounts, to be run soon after when South African lock Ryno Pieterse was shipped off for a risky tackle on Maxime Lucu.
A short ways from time, nonetheless, an always cool Urdapilleta moved forward to even out the match at 23-23.
The other two early games saw agreeable reward point wins for Lyon, who ran in seven attempts in a 47-3 pounding of Perpignan, and Brive who beat Pau 30-13.
Those successes lift Lyon and Brive to the highest point of the table where they join Castres on 10 focuses.
That will change if Toulouse, who go into cycle three with nine focuses, get something out of their game against Montpellier later on Saturday.