Planet Rugby

Racing-Métro rule in Toulon

27th August 2010 20:19

Share:

Racing Metro s winger Sireli Bobo scores v toulon

Try time: Racing Metro's winger Sireli Bobo scores

Toulon crashed to their second home defeat of the season on Friday as Racing-Métro won 36-31 in the top 14 at Stade Felix Mayol.

Toulon were undefeated at home last season but have yet to win there this campaign as Racing outscored their hosts three tries to one to inflict RCT's second loss in three games.

Racing led 16 -12 at half time thanks to the only try in the first period from loose forward Antoine Battut, who scored in the eleventh minute (despite being high tackled by Joe van Niekekerk) after centre Albert Vulivuli had broken through the home defence on a storming run from the half-way line, handing the visitors a 10-3 lead.

The hosts' only reply came from the boot of Jonny Wilkinson, who sent over four penalties of his eight penalties.

Toulon suffered at scrum-time early on, but finished the half strongly, keeping the ball in hand and dominating the territory stats but were unable to break down the very well-organised Racing defence.

Fly-halves Jonathan Wisniewski and Wilkinson exchanged penalties until the break, with a drop from the Racing number ten providing the edge.

The second half started without Carl Hayman who had failed to impose himself in the set pieces.

Racing began the second period with bang as Italy international Andrea Masi scored shortly after the restart following Benjamin Fall's counter attacked off a Wilkinson chip ahead. Fall off-loaded to Wisniewski, who put Masi in for Racing's second try.

Wilkinson and Wisniewski continued to knock them over from the kicking tee, leaving the scores at 26-21 to the visitors going into the final quarter.

Racing however struck again when Fijian wing Sireli Bobo snatched an intercept and finished under the posts.

Jaun Martin Hernandez scored his first points for Racing soon after coming on with a penalty on to extend the lead to 36-21.

Toulon's Argentine flanker Juan Martin Fernandez-Lobbe's 73rd-minute try set up a grandstand finish. A late penalty from Wilkinson saves a losing bonus point for Toulon but the home side could do no more and sent the Mayol faith home disappointed for a second time this year.

The scorers

For Toulon:
Try:Fernandez Lobbe
Con: Wilkinson
Pens: Wilkinson 8

For Racing Metro:
Tries: Battut, Masi, Bobo
Cons: Wisniewski 3
Pens: Wisniewski 3, Hernandez
Drop: Wisniewski

Yellow cards: Van Niekerk (Toulon - 10th min - High tackle); Masi (Racing -30th min - foul play)

Toulon 15 Rory Lamont. 14 Gabriele Lovobalavu, 13 Mafiléo Kefu, 12 Rudi Wulf, 11 Paul Sackey, 10 Jonny Wilkinson, 9 Fabien Cibray, 8 George Smith , 7 Joe van Niekerk (c), 6 Juan Fernandez Lobbe, 5 Jocelino Suta, 4 Kris Chesney, 3 Carl Hayman, 2 Sébastien Bruno , 1 Laurent Emmanuelli.
Remplacemnets:Taumoepeau, Basteres, Samson, Missoup, May, Messina, Mignoni, Kubriashvili

Racing Metro 15 Benjamin Fall. 14 Sireli Bobo, 13 Albert Vulivuli, 12 Andrea Masi, 11 Mirco Bergamasco, 10 Jonathan Wisniewski, 9 Jérôme Fillol, 8 Sébastien Chabal 7 Alvaro Gallindo, 6 Antoine Battut, 5 Jones Qovu, 4 Lionel Nallet (c), 3 Benjamin Sa, 2 Benjamin Noirot , 1 Andrea Lo Cicero.
Remplacemnets: Orlandi, Chavancy, Hernandez, Lorée, Cronje, Ghezal, Brugnaut, Arganese

Forthcoming Fixtures
FixtureDetails
All times are local
European Rugby Champions Cup
Saturday , October 25
Ulster vs ToulonUlster vs Toulon Preview
Scarlets vs LeicesterScarlets vs Leicester Preview
Bath vs ToulouseBath vs Toulouse Preview
Montpellier vs GlasgowMontpellier vs Glasgow Preview
Northampton vs OspreysNorthampton vs Ospreys Preview
Sunday , October 26
Clermont Auvergne vs Sale SharksClermont Auvergne vs Sale Sharks Preview
Castres vs LeinsterCastres vs Leinster Preview
Wasps vs HarlequinsWasps vs Harlequins Preview
Benetton Treviso vs Racing Metro 92Benetton Treviso vs Racing Metro 92 Preview
More European Rugby Champions Cup fixtures
Guinness PRO12
Friday , October 31
Leinster vs Edinburgh19:35
Ospreys vs Connacht19:35
Glasgow vs Benetton Treviso19:35
More Guinness PRO12 fixtures
European Rugby Challenge Cup
Saturday , October 25
Bucuresti vs Stade Francais14:00
Rovigo vs Cardiff Blues14:00
Exeter vs ConnachtExeter vs Connacht Preview
Oyonnax vs Gloucester19:45
More European Rugby Challenge Cup fixtures
Currie Cup
Saturday , October 25
Western Province vs LionsWestern Province vs Lions Preview
More Currie Cup fixtures
Recent Results
FixtureDetails
All times are local
ITM Cup
Saturday , October 25
Taranaki 36 - 32 TasmanTaranaki vs Tasman Report
More ITM Cup results
European Rugby Champions Cup
Friday , October 24
Munster 14 - 3 SaracensMunster vs Saracens Report
More European Rugby Champions Cup results
European Rugby Challenge Cup
Grenoble 15 - 25 London Irish
Brive 21 - 26 Zebre
Edinburgh 25 - 17 LOU Rugby
Newport Gwent D'gons 26 - 30 Newcastle
La Rochelle 25 - 13 Bayonne
Thursday , October 23
London Welsh 20 - 52 Bordeaux-BeglesLondon Welsh vs Bordeaux-Begles Report
More European Rugby Challenge Cup results
European Rugby Champions Cup
Sunday , October 19
Ospreys 42 - 7 Benetton TrevisoOspreys vs Benetton Treviso Report
Toulouse 30 - 23 MontpellierToulouse vs Montpellier Report
Toulon 28 - 18 ScarletsToulon vs Scarlets Report
Leinster 25 - 20 WaspsLeinster vs Wasps Report
More European Rugby Champions Cup results
European Rugby Challenge Cup
London Irish 70 - 14 RovigoLondon Irish vs Rovigo Report
More European Rugby Challenge Cup results
International Match
Saturday , October 18
Australia 28 - 29 New ZealandAustralia vs New Zealand Report
More International Match results
European Rugby Champions Cup
Sale Sharks 26 - 27 MunsterSale Sharks vs Munster Report
Saracens 30 - 23 Clermont AuvergneSaracens vs Clermont Auvergne Report
Racing Metro 92 20 - 11 NorthamptonRacing Metro 92 vs Northampton Report
Glasgow 37 - 10 BathGlasgow vs Bath Report
Leicester 25 - 18 UlsterLeicester vs Ulster Report
More European Rugby Champions Cup results
European Rugby Challenge Cup
LOU Rugby 28 - 18 London WelshLOU Rugby vs London Welsh Report
Cardiff Blues 37 - 14 Grenoble
Stade Francais 22 - 38 Newport Gwent D'gons
Bayonne 30 - 24 Exeter
Connacht 48 - 12 La Rochelle
Zebre 24 - 33 Oyonnax
More European Rugby Challenge Cup results
Aviva Premiership Table
PosTeamPPts
1Northampton625
2Saracens622
3Exeter620
4Bath620
5Wasps615