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Racing lose out in Montauban

13th March 2010 21:48

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Frans Steyn against Montauban

Defeat for Frans Steyn and Racing

Montauban held off a spirited second-half fightback from Top 14 play-off hopefuls Racing-Métro 92 as they prevailed 45-31 at Sapiac on Saturday.

The win was a much-needed shot in the arm for the home side, who have now given themselves an improved chance of beating the trapdoor.

Racing arrived hoping for points that would do their knockout hopes a power of good, but ended up falling as the partisan crowd got their wish.

Tries from Rida Jahouer, Jean-Philippe Viard and Julien Larroque were bolstered by the boot of Cédric Rosalen, who knocked over 24 points in all. Meanwhile, Racing's scores came via Sireli Bobo, Julien Saubade and sixteen points from former All Black fly-half Andrew Mehrtens.

The Parisians have now joined Toulon, Biarritz, Clermont and Perpignan in leaving Sapiac with their tails between their legs, not a bad list of scalps for a team languishing near the basement.

The scorers:

For Montauban:
Tries: Jahouer, Viard, Larroque
Con: Rosalen 3
Pen: Rosalen 6

For Racing-Métro 92
Tries: Bobo, Saubade
Con: Mehrtens 2
Pen: Mehrtens 3
Drop: Mehrtens

Montauban: 15 Julien Laharague, 14 Jean-Philippe Viard, 13 Rida Jahouer, 12 Adrien Figueirido, 11 Vilimoni Delasau, 10 Cédric Rosalen, 9 Mathieu Belie, 8 Joël Koffi, 7 Mattew Clarkin (capt), 6 Abdellatif Boutaty, 5 Antoine Battut, 4 Karim Ghezal, 3 Brice Mach, 2 Silviu Florea, 1 Bogdan Balan.

Racing-Métro 92: 15 François Steyn, 14 Greg Goosen, 13 Dan Scarbrough, 12 Julien Saubade, 11 Sireli Bobo, 10 Andrew Mehrtens, 9 Jérôme Fillol (capt), 8 Jacques Cronje, 7 Ashley Clarke, 6 Fabrice Culine, 5 François Carl Van der Merwe, 4 Santiago Dellape, 3 Andrea Lo Cicero, 2 Carlos Festuccia, 1 Juan Pablo Orlandi.

Referee: Patrick Pechambert
Assistant referees: Hervé Gilard, Sébastien Hebert
Assessor: Francis Coup
Television match official: Daniel Irazoqui

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