Henry Arundell scores SENSATIONAL team try for Racing 92 in first minute

Adam Kyriacou
Henry Arundell dotting down for Racing 92.

Henry Arundell dotting down for Racing 92.

Racing 92 were not hanging around in their Top 14 clash with Clermont on Saturday, scoring a try with their first possession from the kick off through Henry Arundell.

In one of the fastest tries ever scored, the England international finished off a superb end-to-end crossing after several of his team-mates had a major hand in the build-up.

The play began from the first kick off as Clermont fly-half Anthony Belleau sent the ball deep and wide into Racing’s 22 before number eight Jordan Joseph carried it back.

Quick ball

It was quickly recycled by France scrum-half Nolann Le Garrec and the ball found its way through the hands to Wame Naituvi on the right wing, who skinned a defender.

Within a flash Racing 92 were up to their 10-metre line and the ball was put back inside to centre Gael Fickou, who raced over 30 metres before passing inside to Le Garrec.

The all-action Les Bleus half-back could not make it to the whitewash on his own and impressively drew in three Clermont tacklers before offloading over the top to Arundell.

It was subsequently a simple run in from six metres out for the former London Irish star and Racing 92 were on the board in a lightening start to the league meeting in Paris.

The difficult conversion was missed but Racing 92 would cross again on 18 minutes through Tristan Tedder, who converted his own try and finished with a 16-point haul.

Racing 92’s other try in the 26-10 victory came via veteran Juan Imhoff while Lucas Dessaigne went over for Clermont, with Baptiste Jauneau and Belleau kicking extras.

Up to third

The result moves Racing up to third spot in the table on 52 points, with La Rochelle breathing down their neck on 51 and Bordeaux-Begles a further two points back.

Stade Francais remain the pace-setters in the Top 14 after their 12-10 victory at Montpellier while Toulouse stay second after a 31-29 home triumph against Pau.

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