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22nd October 2010 23:14

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Rolling on: Racing Metro stay top after edging Bayonne

Top 14 leaders Racing-Metro retained their place at the summit on Friday, but had to work for a 15-9 win over a gutsy Bayonne who were worth their bonus point at the Stade Yves-du-Manoir.

Benjamin Boyet kicked three penalties for the visitors - including one which gave them first blood on four minutes - but Racing came back with Jonathan Wisnieski landing a pair of his own for a 6-3 half-time lead in the absence of Argentinian star Juan Martin Hernandez and former Bayonne wing Benjamin Fall.

A Wisnieski drop goal brought the hosts back onto level terms after Boyet had threatened an upset, before Mirco Bergamasco sent over two penalties to claim a seventh win in ten matches as Racing stretched their advantage over Toulon to five points.

Bayonne, five wins for five losses, are sixth, two points behind 2009 champions Perpignan, who go up against European champions Toulouse on Saturday.

Racing coach Simon Mannix was not happy at the finish.

"We are not satisfied with our showing - it was not the kind of performance I expected of the players," he said.

"We didn't find our rhythm. But I am very happy with four points - we were realistic in the final stages."

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Top 14
Saturday , November 29
Lyon vs Montpellier18:00
La Rochelle vs Bayonne18:00
Castres vs Racing Metro Paris18:00
Oyonnax vs Bordeaux-Begles18:00
Toulon vs Clermont Auvergne18:00
Sunday , November 30
Stade Francais vs Brive18:00
Friday , December 19
Bayonne vs Bordeaux-Begles18:00
Saturday , December 20
Toulon vs Lyon18:00
Racing Metro Paris vs La Rochelle18:00
Montpellier vs Toulouse18:00
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Saturday , November 8
Oyonnax 37 - 9 La Rochelle
Clermont Auvergne 51 - 9 Stade FrancaisClermont Auvergne vs Stade Francais Report
Grenoble 34 - 30 Lyon
Bordeaux-Begles 20 - 21 Toulouse
Castres 22 - 14 ToulonCastres vs Toulon Report
Racing Metro Paris 27 - 10 Bayonne
Friday , November 7
Montpellier 10 - 25 BriveMontpellier vs Brive Report
Sunday , November 2
Toulon 61 - 28 Grenoble
Saturday , November 1
Lyon 17 - 41 Toulouse
Racing Metro Paris 17 - 21 Oyonnax
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PosTeamPPts
1Clermont Auvergne1136
2Toulon1133
3Stade Francais1131
4Racing Metro Paris1129
5Bordeaux-Begles1128