Late bonus for Racing

Date published: January 9 2016

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A late try from Manuel Carizza helped Racing 92 secure a 34-10 bonus-point win in the Champions Cup against Glasgow Warriors.

Ben Tameifuna, Dimitri Swarzewski and Eddy Ben Arous also crossed for tries for the Parisians, with all three being scored in similar fashion.

A last minute try from Carizza secured the bonus point for his side with yet another driving maul from a lineout.

Despite missing his first attempt at the posts, Finn Russell had put Glasgow ahead after 14 minutes as he converted from the 22 metre line.

Stuart Hogg then fancied his chances from distance, but his kick from the touchline got caught in the Paris winds and was dragged wide.

Dan Carter then opened his account for the afternoon, bringing the French side level from just shy of 40 metres after 24 minutes.

With points on the board Racing finally kicked in to gear, and Tameifuna carried the ball over the line with the help of his fellow forwards. Carter added the extras.

The former All-Black then added another three points from the tee to take the home side in to the break with a ten point lead.

A quick start to the second-half saw hooker Swarzewski score a well worked try which came from another Racing maul that was simply too strong from the Glasgow defence. Carter maintained his one hundred percent kicking record in the game.

With the aim of taking the bonus point, Carter kicked to the corner which allowed Ben Arous to carry the ball over in similar fashion to that of his front row colleagues. Carter's kick took the scoreline to 27-3.

Leone Nakarawa then scored the try that Glasgow's play had deserved as the Scottish side outfoxed Racing, seeing the Fijian come to the front of a five metre lineout before immediately reaching for the line. Russell's conversion took Glasgow's total to ten.

Excellent defensive work from Lee Jones looked to have denied Racing the chance to score their fourth try, but with the last play of the game Carizza reached for the line from the back of a 12-man maul from the French side. With Carter off the field, full-back Johan Goosen demonstrated his ability to kick at the posts, as he slotted through with the final kick of the game.

The scorers:

For Leinster:
Tries: Tameifuna, Szarzewski, Ben Arous, Carizza
Cons: Carter 3, Goosen
Pens: Carter 2

For Glasgow:
Try: Nakarawa
Con: Russell
Pen: Russell

Racing 92: 15 Johan Goosen, 14 Juan Imhoff, 13 Henry Chavancy, 12 Alexandre Dumoulin, 11 Marc Andreu, 10 Dan Carter, 9 Maxime Machenaud, 8 Chris Masoe, 7 Wenceslas Lauret, 6 Yannick Nyanga, 5 Manuel Carizza, 4 Luke Charteris, 3 Ben Tameifuna, 2 Dimitri Szarzewski, 1 Eddy Ben Arous.
Replacements: 16 Camille Chat, 17 Julien Brugnaut, 18 Luc Ducalcon, 19 Bernard Le Roux, 20 Antonie Claassen, 21 Brice Dulin, 22 Mike Phillips, 23 Casey Laulala.

Glasgow:  15 Stuart Hogg, 14 Taqele Naiyaravoro, 13 Mark Bennett, 12 Finn Russell, 11 Sean Lamont, 10 Duncan Weir, 9 Ali Price, 8 Adam Ashe, 7 Chris Fusaro, 6 Ryan Wilson, 5 Jonny Gray (c), 4 Leone Nakarawa, 3 Zander Fagerson, 2 Pat MacArthur, 1 Gordon Reid.
Replacements: 16 Fraser Brown, 17 Alex Allan, 18 Sila Puafisi, 19 Greg Peterson, 20 Hugh Blake, 21 Lee Jones, 22 Sam Johnson, 23 Glenn Bryce.

Referee: John Lacey (Ireland)
Assistant Referees: Dudley Phillips (Ireland), Nigel Correll (Ireland)
TMO: Marshall Kilgore (Ireland)

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