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
Aviva Premiership
Friday , September 5
Northampton vs Gloucester19:45
Saturday , September 6
Saracens vs Wasps14:00
Sale vs Bath14:00
Leicester vs Newcastle15:00
London Irish vs Harlequins16:30
Sunday , September 7
London Welsh vs Exeter14:00
More Aviva Premiership fixtures
Rugby Championship
Saturday , September 6
New Zealand vs Argentina08:35
Australia vs South Africa11:05
More Rugby Championship fixtures
Guinness PRO12
Friday , September 5
Ospreys vs Benetton Treviso19:35
Munster vs Edinburgh19:35
Saturday , September 6
Scarlets vs Ulster14:40
Connacht vs Newport Gwent D'gons17:00
Glasgow vs Leinster17:15
Sunday , September 7
Zebre vs Cardiff Blues17:00
More Guinness PRO12 fixtures
Top 14
Friday , September 5
Montpellier vs Castres20:45
Saturday , September 6
Brive vs Toulouse14:45
Clermont Auvergne vs Racing Metro Paris17:00
Lyon vs Oyonnax18:30
Stade Francais vs Bayonne18:30
Grenoble vs La Rochelle18:30
Toulon vs Bordeaux-Begles20:45
More Top 14 fixtures
Currie Cup
Friday , September 5
Western Province vs Eastern Province Kings19:10
Saturday , September 6
Cheetahs vs Pumas15:00
Sharks vs Griquas17:05
Blue Bulls vs Lions19:10
More Currie Cup fixtures
Recent Results
FixtureDetails
All times are local
ITM Cup
Sunday , August 31
Taranaki 41 - 3 Bay Of PlentyTaranaki vs Bay Of Plenty Report
Auckland 16 - 16 TasmanAuckland vs Tasman Report
More ITM Cup results
Top 14
Saturday , August 30
La Rochelle 37 - 25 ToulouseLa Rochelle vs Toulouse Report
Grenoble 37 - 23 Bordeaux-Begles
Oyonnax 33 - 6 Stade Francais
Castres 30 - 6 BayonneCastres vs Bayonne Report
Racing Metro Paris 17 - 10 ToulonRacing Metro Paris vs Toulon Report
Lyon 24 - 6 Brive
More Top 14 results
Currie Cup
Griquas 25 - 36 CheetahsGriquas vs Cheetahs Report
Eastern Province Kings 22 - 41 LionsEastern Province Kings vs Lions Report
Blue Bulls 18 - 23 Western ProvinceBlue Bulls vs Western Province Report
More Currie Cup results
ITM Cup
Counties Manukau 21 - 27 Hawkes BayCounties Manukau vs Hawkes Bay Report
Southland 22 - 33 Otago
North Harbour 16 - 22 WaikatoNorth Harbour vs Waikato Report
More ITM Cup results
Top 14
Friday , August 29
Clermont Auvergne 20 - 21 MontpellierClermont Auvergne vs Montpellier Report
More Top 14 results
Currie Cup
Pumas 32 - 22 SharksPumas vs Sharks Report
More Currie Cup results
ITM Cup
Wellington 21 - 27 ManawatuWellington vs Manawatu Report
Thursday , August 28
Canterbury 48 - 3 NorthlandCanterbury vs Northland Report
Wednesday, August 27
Waikato 17 - 46 TaranakiWaikato vs Taranaki Report
Sunday , August 24
Manawatu 7 - 35 AucklandManawatu vs Auckland Report
Bay Of Plenty 27 - 56 TasmanBay Of Plenty vs Tasman Report
More ITM Cup results
Rugby Championship
Saturday , August 23
New Zealand 51 - 20 AustraliaNew Zealand vs Australia Report
Argentina 31 - 33 South AfricaArgentina vs South Africa Report
More Rugby Championship results
Top 14
Brive 6 - 21 Clermont AuvergneBrive vs Clermont Auvergne Report
Bayonne 38 - 12 Oyonnax
More Top 14 results
Aviva Premiership Table
PosTeamPPts
1Bath00
2Exeter00
3Gloucester00
4Harlequins00
5Leicester Tigers00