Racing out-drop Toulon

10th Jan 2011, 14:43

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Jonny Wilkinson: Three drop goals

Jonny Wilkinson: Three drop goals

Racing-Metro came from behind to edge Toulon 15-12 in a Top 14 match featuring no less than six drop goals on Sunday.

Racing-Metro came from behind to edge Toulon 15-12 in a Top 14 match featuring no less than six drop goals on Sunday.

Toulon led 12-3 at half time thanks to three Jonny Wilkinson drops goals and a penalty.

But the hosts replied in the second half with three drops of their own courtesy of fly-half Jonathan Wisniewski and Springbok full-back Frans Steyn.

Wilko failed with two late drop goal attempts as Toulon miss out on taking revenge for their loss at home to racing earlier this season.

The result takes Racing to second in the Top 14 standings, two point behind leaders Toulouse.

A losing bonus point for RCT moves them up to sixth in a very congested mid-table.


The scorers:

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

For Toulon:
Pen: Wilkinson
Drops: Wilkinson 3

Yellow cards: Emmanuelli

Racing Metro:: 15 Frans Steyn, 14 Mirco Bergamasco, 13 Henry Chavancy, 12 Albert VuliVuli, 11 Sereli Bobo, 10 Jonathan Wisniewski, 9 Jerome Fillol, 8 Sebastien Chabal, 7 Jacques Cronje, 6 Jonny Leo'o, 5 François Van der Merwe, 4 Lionel Nallet (cap), 3 Benjamin Sa, 2 Benjamin Noirot, 1 Andrea Lo Cicero
Replacements: 16 Carlo Festuccia, 17 Julien Brugnaut, 18 Karim Ghezal, 19 Alvaro Galindo, 20 Nicolas Durand, 21 Juan Pablo Orlandi, 22 Juan Martin Hernandez, 23 Scott Zimmermann

Toulon: 15 Rudi Wulf, 14 Rory Lamont, 13 Gabirieli Lovobalavu, 12 Mafileo Kefu, 11 Christian Loamanu, 10 Jonny Wilkinson , 9 Matt Henjak, 8 JuanMartin Fernandez Lobbe (c), 7 Joe El Abd, 6 George Smith, 5 Kris Chesney, 4 Dewald Senekal, 3 Carl Hayman, 2 Sébastien Bruno, 1 Laurent Emmanuelli.
Replacements: 16 JeanCharles Orioli, 17 Saimone Taumoepeau, 18 Dean Schofield, 19 Joe Van Niekerk, 20 Mehdi Merabet, 21 Pierre Mignoni, 22 Tom May, 23 Davit Kubriashvili.