Rugby - Parks the spark for Connacht

Dan Parks was the driving force behind Connacht in their 22-14 victory as they claimed the scalp of French giants Biarritz in this evening's Heineken Cup clash at the Sportsground.

Parks kicked 17 points, including the conversion of Fetu'u Vainikolo's early try, to seal the province's second win in Pool Three.

Dimitri Yachvili kicked three penalties to leave the visitors 10-9 behind at the break, but Biarritz were decidedly brittle as Connacht's younger forwards outworked them. Although Imanol Harinordoquy came off the bench to score an injury-time try, Yachvili missed the conversion for a losing bonus point.