Imhoff hat-trick sees off Toulon

Date published: September 18 2016

Juan Imhoff scored a hat-trick to quell Toulon's second-half fight-back to secure Racing a 41-30 win over Toulon in Paris on Sunday.

The win sees Racing 92 frog leaps over five competitors and now sit at third on the table from eighth. Toulon are bumped down from fourth place and sit at fifth. 

Imhoff has an incredible game throughout, scoring his first and second tries within ten minutes and scoring his third in the 62 minute. 

The Argentine international scored the first try of the game of and scored his second five-pointer soon after. New Zealand flyer Casey Laulala added to his side's tally in 27th minute and in the 55th minute. 

Toulon finally came back into the game when Jonathan Pelissie scored a try for his side.

Racing weren't going to be outdone as Wenceslas Lauret then secured a five-pointer. Toulon were then awarded a penalty try from the referee. 

Toulon had the final say when Anthony Belleau scored a late try for his team but it was not enough to topple the Parisians.

The scorers:

For Racing 92:
Tries: Imhoff 3, Laulala 2, Lauret
Cons: Carter 4
Pen: Carter

For Toulon:
Tries: Pélissié, Penalty Try, Belleau
Cons: Halfpenny 3
Pens: Halfpenny 2
Drop Goal: Trinh-Duc

Racing 92: 15 Brice Dulin, 14 Juan Imhoff, 13 Anthony Tuitavake, 12 Casey Laulala, 11 Marc Andreu, 10 Daniel Carter, 9 Maxime Machenaud, 8 Chris Masoe, 7 Yannick Nyanga, 6 Wenceslas Lauret, 5 Bernard Le Roux, 4 Manuel Carizza, 3 Ben Tameifuna, 2 Dimitri Szarzewski, 1 Eddy Ben Arous
Replacements: 16 Camille Chat, 17 Khatchik Vartanov, 18 Francois van der Merwe, 19 Antonie Claassen, 20 James Hart, 21 Remi Tales, 22 Albert Vulivuli, 23 Cedate Gomes Sa

Toulon: 15 Leigh Halfpenny 14 Josua Tuisova, 13 Mathieu Bastareaud, 12 Ma'a Nonu, 11 Axel Muler, 10 Francois Trinh-Duc, 9 Jonathan Pélissié, 8 Charles Ollivon, 7 Juan Martín Fernández Lobbe, 6 Aidon Davis, 5 Samu Manoa, 4 Mamuka Gorgodze, 3 Levan Chilachava, 2 Guilhem Guirado, 1 Xavier Chiocci
Replacements: 16 Anthony Etrillard, 17 Laurent DelBoulbes, 18 Romain Taofifenua, 19 Liam Gill, 20 Matt Carraro, 21 Anthony Belleau, 22 Sébastien Tillous-Borde, 23 Marcel Van der Merwe

Referee: Maxime Chalon