Ulster started well with an early unconverted try for Rory Best after just 5 minutes, however before the end of the first half Biarritz were leading 8 - 5 thanks to a try for winger Sereli Bobo and a penalty for scrum-half Dimitri Yachvili.
Half-time Score: Ulster 5 - 8 Biarritz
The start of the second half saw Ulster out-half David Humphreys pass the 500 point mark in the Heineken Cup tournament when his 51st minute penalty was good, Humphreys is only the 5th man in the history of the competition to have passed this total.
An Ulster error gifted a try to Biarritz prop Balan on 62 minutes and Yachvili converted to put the French seven points clear. Ulster 8 - 15 Biarritz.
Two more penalties for the Heineken Man of the Match Yachvili and a drop goal from out-half Julien Peyrelongue sealed the victory for the visitors putting them well and truely on top of the Pool 4 table.
Final Score: Ulster 8 - 24 Biarritz
Ulster: Cunningham; Bowe, Maggs (Topping), Steinmetz, Trimble; Humphreys (Larkin), Boss; Young (Fitzpatrick), R Best, S Best; Harrison, McCullough (Frost); N Best, Ferris (McMillan), Wilson.
Replacements: Brady, J Fitzpatrick, Frost, McMillan, Campbell, Larkin, Topping.
Biarritz: Brusque; Gobelet, Bidabe, Arramburu, Bobo; Peyrelongue, Yachvili; Balan, August, Lecouls; Thion, Couzinet; Dusautoir, Harinordoquy (Betsen), Lievremont (capt).
Replacements: Noirot, Lealamanua, Booyse, Betsen, Dupuy, Lison, Dambielle.
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