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Racing stop Castres in their tracks

28th October 2011 23:46

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Verimi Vakatawa

Match-winner: Verimi Vakatawa

Fiji centre Verimi Vakatawa scored a try three minutes from time to help Racing Metro end Castres' seven-match winning run with a 23-19 Top 14 win on Friday.

Castres, who led 19-13 at one stage in the second half, still went top of the table courtesy of their losing bonus point, but they could be deposed on Saturday when Clemront take on bottom-of-the-log Biarritz.

Vakatawa's 77th-minute try was converted by full-back Gaetan Germain as Racing ended their three-match losing run.

The sides had been locked at 13-13 at the interval with Racing fly-half Sebastien Descon crossing in the 21st minute before Castres lock and skipper Chris Masoe replied four minutes later.

Romain Teulet, who missed Castres' last two games, kicked his side's other 14 points.

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Friday , September 5
Montpellier vs Castres20:45
Saturday , September 6
Brive vs Toulouse14:45
Clermont Auvergne vs Racing Metro Paris17:00
Grenoble vs La Rochelle18:30
Stade Francais vs Bayonne18:30
Lyon vs Oyonnax18:30
Toulon vs Bordeaux-Begles20:45
Saturday , September 13
Toulon vs Stade Francais18:00
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La Rochelle vs Castres18:00
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Saturday , August 30
La Rochelle 37 - 25 ToulouseLa Rochelle vs Toulouse Report
Oyonnax 33 - 6 Stade Francais
Grenoble 37 - 23 Bordeaux-Begles
Racing Metro Paris 17 - 10 ToulonRacing Metro Paris vs Toulon Report
Castres 30 - 6 BayonneCastres vs Bayonne Report
Lyon 24 - 6 Brive
Friday , August 29
Clermont Auvergne 20 - 21 MontpellierClermont Auvergne vs Montpellier Report
Saturday , August 23
Brive 6 - 21 Clermont AuvergneBrive vs Clermont Auvergne Report
Bayonne 38 - 12 Oyonnax
Bordeaux-Begles 30 - 21 Racing Metro Paris
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PosTeamPPts
1Toulon39
2Toulouse39
3Montpellier39
4Clermont Auvergne39
5Bordeaux-Begles38