Perpignan up and running
Late rally helps French giants overcome Treviso
Last Updated: 17/10/10 4:04pm
Hume: On target for Perpignan
Perpignan bounced back from last weekend's high-scoring defeat at Scarlets with a commanding 35-14 Heineken Cup victory over Treviso at Stade Aimé Giral.
The 2003 runners-up had to come from 14-7 down early in the second half but moved comfortably clear with a late charge.
A penalty try edged the French hosts ahead and further scorers from Gerrie Britz and Damien Chouly in the closing stages sealed a precious bonus-point triumph.
Full-back Jerome Porical dived over early for Perpignan, however Treviso hit back through two tries from Tommaso Benvenuti either side of half-time.
Perpignan pulled back to 14-14 when Gavin Hume crossed in the 56th minute and persistent pressure was subsequently rewarded with the penalty try - converted by David Mele.
Replacement Britz extended the lead on 69 minutes and any faint hopes of a Treviso comeback were killed off by Choly's late score.