Planet Rugby

Racing snatch draw at the death

29th October 2010 21:40

Share:

Jonathan Wisniewski Racing metro perpignan

Racing hero: Jonathan Wisniewski

A penalty for fly-half Jonathan Wisniewski after the final hooter saved an 18-all draw for Racing Metro at home to Perpignan on Friday.

Neither side will be happy with the result from a try-less encounter played in a strong wind, but Perpignan will return home harbouring a couple of regrets after dominating the majority of the second half thanks to a massive effort from their pack.

Racing on the other hand take provisional leadership of the championship and maintain their unbeaten record at home.

Francois Steyn's 60m penalty looked to be the highlight of the evening before Jerome Porical hit one from 61m out in the second period.

In the end it would be Wisniewski's boot that would save the day for Racing with his 81st minute penalty adding to his two first-half drop goals as the hosts used the wind to their advantage to lead 15-9 at the break.

USAP used the wind at their backs to take the lead in the second period, only to see victory slip from their hands when lock Robins Tchale-Watchou was caught off-side at the death, allowing the home fly-half to save two points for les Franciliens.

The scorers:

For Racing Metro:
Pens: Wisniewski 2, Steyn 2
Drops: Wisniewski 2

For Perpignan:
Pens: Porical 6

Racing Metro: 15 Benjamin Fall, 14 Sirlei Bobo, 13 Francois Steyn, 12 Albert Vulivuli, 11 Julien Saubade , 10 Jonathan Wisniewski, 9 Jérôme Fillol, 8 Sébastien Chabal, 7 Alvaro Galindo, 6 Jonny Leo'o, 5 François Carl Van der Merwe, 4 Lionel Nallet (cap), 3 Mikaele Tuugahala, 2 Benjamin Noirot, 1 Julien Brugnaut
Replacements:16 Carlos Festuccia, 17 Andrea Lo Cicero, 18 Karim Ghezal, 19 Jaques Cronje, 20 Nicolas Durand, 21 Mirco Bergamasco, 22 Remy Vaquin, 23 Scott Zimmerman

Perpignan: 15 Jerome Porical, 14 Adrien Planté, 13 David Marty (cap), 12 Jean-Philippe Grandclaude, 11 Armand Batlle, 10 Manny Edmonds, 9 Florian Cazenave, 8 Damien Chouly, 7 Ovidiu Tonita, 6 Bertrand Guiry, 5 Robins Tchale-Watchou, 4 Guillaume Vilaceca, 3 Kisi Pulu, 2 Marius Tincu, 1 Perry Freshwater.
Replacements: 16 Guillem Guirado, 17 Nicolas Mas, 18 Yohan Vivalda, 19 Gerrie Britz, 20 David Mélé, 21 Nicolas Laharrague, 22 Joffrey Michel, 23 Jerome Schuster.

Forthcoming Fixtures
FixtureDetails
All times are local
Rugby Championship
Saturday , August 23
New Zealand vs AustraliaNew Zealand vs Australia Preview
Argentina vs South AfricaArgentina vs South Africa Preview
More Rugby Championship fixtures
Top 14
Saturday , August 23
Brive vs Clermont Auvergne14:45
Toulon vs La Rochelle18:30
Montpellier vs GrenobleMontpellier vs Grenoble Preview
Bayonne vs Oyonnax18:30
Bordeaux-Begles vs Racing Metro Paris18:30
Stade Francais vs Lyon20:45
Friday , August 29
Clermont Auvergne vs Montpellier20:45
More Top 14 fixtures
Recent Results
FixtureDetails
All times are local
Top 14
Friday , August 22
Toulouse 35 - 6 CastresToulouse vs Castres Report
More Top 14 results
Rugby Championship
Saturday , August 16
Australia 12 - 12 New ZealandAustralia vs New Zealand Report
South Africa 13 - 6 ArgentinaSouth Africa vs Argentina Report
More Rugby Championship results
Top 14
Clermont Auvergne 30 - 26 GrenobleClermont Auvergne vs Grenoble Report
Toulouse 20 - 19 Oyonnax
Castres 22 - 25 Stade Francais
Bordeaux-Begles 18 - 9 Lyon
Montpellier 16 - 19 Racing Metro ParisMontpellier vs Racing Metro Paris Report
Brive 37 - 15 La Rochelle
Friday , August 15
Bayonne 15 - 29 ToulonBayonne vs Toulon Report
More Top 14 results
Super Rugby
Saturday , August 2
Waratahs 33 - 32 CrusadersWaratahs vs Crusaders Report
Saturday , July 26
Crusaders 38 - 6 SharksCrusaders vs Sharks Report
Waratahs 26 - 8 BrumbiesWaratahs vs Brumbies Report
Saturday , July 19
Brumbies 32 - 30 ChiefsBrumbies vs Chiefs Report
Sharks 31 - 27 HighlandersSharks vs Highlanders Report
Saturday , July 12
Crusaders 34 - 8 HighlandersCrusaders vs Highlanders Report
Reds 3 - 34 WaratahsReds vs Waratahs Report
Stormers 10 - 34 SharksStormers vs Sharks Report
Lions 60 - 25 CheetahsLions vs Cheetahs Report
Friday , July 11
Blues 8 - 11 ChiefsBlues vs Chiefs Report
Bulls 40 - 7 Melbourne RebelsBulls vs Melbourne Rebels Report
Brumbies 47 - 25 Western ForceBrumbies vs Western Force Report
Sunday , July 6
Waratahs 44 - 16 HighlandersWaratahs vs Highlanders Report
Saturday , July 5
Crusaders 21 - 13 BluesCrusaders vs Blues Report
Western Force 30 - 20 RedsWestern Force vs Reds Report
More Super Rugby results
Aviva Premiership Table
PosTeamPPts
1Bath00
2Exeter00
3Gloucester00
4Harlequins00
5Leicester Tigers00