Amlin Challenge Cup: Freddie Burns stars for Gloucester in Bordeaux win
Last Updated: 12/01/13 5:35pm
Freddie Burns: Starred for Gloucester
Freddie Burns slotted over two late penalties to earn Gloucester a hard-fought victory over Bordeaux and seal their spot in the Amlin Challenge Cup quarter-finals.
Gloucester had looked set to lose their 100 percent record as they trailed 26-25 heading into the final stages, but Burns capped a fine individual night with the boot with a brace of three-pointers in the 75th and 80th minutes that earned the Aviva Premiership side victory.
England international Burns, 22, finished with 26 points after notching eight penalties in total as well as converting Darren Dawiduik's try on the half-hour.
Bordeaux, who had led for large parts of the match, scored two first-half tries through Rafael Carballo and Tamato Leupolu but they could not hold on as Burns snatched the win for the visitors.
Gloucester, the 2006 tournament champions, now have five wins from five in Pool One and a berth in the last eight.
French club Bordeaux, meanwhile, remain bottom of the group with two points after suffering a fifth successive defeat.
Amlin Challenge Cup week five 2012/13
London Welsh claimed their first home European win after beating Cavalieri Prato 62-5 at the Kassam Stadium.
Worcester thrashed Femi-CZ Rovigo 80-17 in Italy thanks to 12 tries at Stadio Comune Mario Battaglini.
Bath squeezed past Agen 19-16 to secure their place in the quarter-finals of the Amlin Challenge Cup.