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Racing sneak past Clermont

16th October 2010 15:19


Sebastien Chabal gets away from Clermont

Winning: Sebastien Chabal

Racing-Métro sealed a first Heineken Cup win on Saturday courtesy of a dogged 16-9 victory over Clermont at Stade Olympique Yves du Manoir.

Veteran Fijian winger Sireli Bobo crossed for the game's only try after 38 minutes with fly-half Jonathan Wisniewski adding 11 points to open the hosts' account after a first-up loss at Leinster.

Gavin Williams slotted three penalties for the beaten French champions, who had defeated Saracens in their opener.

The scorers:

For Racing-Métro:
Tries: Bobo
Con: Wisniewski
Pen: Wisniewski 3

For Clermont:
Pen: Williams 3

Racing-Métro 92:15 Dan Scarbrough, 14 Sereli Bobo, 13 Albert VuliVuli, 12 Henry Chavancy, 11 Julien Saubade, 10 Jonathan Wisniewski, 9 Nicolas Durand, 8 Sebastien Chabal, 7 Bernard Le Roux, 6 John Leo'o, 5 Jone Qovu Nailiko, 4 Lionel Nallet, 3 Mikaele Tuugahala, 2 Benjamin Noirot, 1 Andrea Lo Cicero.
Replacements: 16 Carlo Festuccia, 17 Scott Zimmermann, 18 Julien Brugnaut, 19 Santiago Dellape, 20 Jerome Fillol, 21 Mirco Bergamasco, 22 Remi Vaquiin, 23 Antoine Batut.

ASM Clermont Auvergne: 15 Benoît Baby, 14 Napolioni Nalaga, 13 Wesley Fofana, 12 Gavin Williams, 11 Julien Malzieu, 10 Tasesa Lavea, 9 Kevin Senio, 8 Sione Lauaki, 7 Alexandre Audebert, 6 Jason White, 5 Loic Jacquet, 4 Julien Pierre, 3 Martin Scelzo, 2 Ti'i Paulo, 1 Vincent Debaty.
Replacements:16 Agustin Creevy, 17 Thomas Domingo, 18 Davit Zirakashvili, 19 Thibaut Privat, 20 Elvis Vermeulen, 21 Morgan Parra, 22 Gonzalo Canale, 23 Brent Russell.

Referee: Nigel Owens

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