Written by Alex Goff    Monday, 28 November 2011 15:16    PDF Print Write e-mail
Basauri Enjoying Locking Up
International - Americans Overseas

Always a smile. Basauri, right, with a Russian counterpart at the 2011 RWC. David Benton photo.Perigueux won only their second game of the season in France's Pro D2, defeating Dax 23-18.

Starting at lock forward was USA flanker Inaki Basauri, who has cemented a regular place on the club in the back five of the scrum.

"Things are going good," Basauri told RUGBYMag.com. "I have have started the last five games and played the full 80."

This weekend's start was his sixth in a row, and he was subbed off with five minutes to go. Basauri said lock is relatively new to him, but he has enjoyed it. Still a source of strength in the lineout and on restarts, Basauri will have some work to do in the scrums.

Perigueux is now 2-9, and still last in the 16-team tier two league in France. The victory puts Perigueux just one point behind Beziers for 15th.