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Friday, April 02, 2010

Racing Metro too strong for Brive in Paris

Racing Metro played Brive last weekend in what was a return to Top 14 action for the French players, and some English, who took part in the Six Nations recently. The Paris based side found some much needed form with a tight 25-18 win.

South African Francois Steyn landed two first half penalties and a left-footed dropgoal as Racing looked to be fully in control of the match. It turned though with 10 minutes left in the half though as Steyn was yellow carded for an apparent spear tackle.

Brive took advantage with Retief Uys scoring a try before half time, but it was Steyns boot, as well as that of Andrew Mehrtens, that sent them into the break 12-8 up.

Grand Slam winner Sebastien Chabal and Fijian winger Sireli Bobo both scored second half tries as the score went to 25-8. Brive came back strong though, with a try from England international Jamie Noon and a later penalty from Alexis Palisson.

Racing picked up only their second win in seven matches this year, much to the delight of Chabal, who came into the match on a high.

"I came into the match in good form and we were determined not to repeat our performance from our last match and decided to play a lot more with the ball today," said Chabal.

"This we did and you can see the results. The match against Biarritz in a fortnight could be pivotal to who makes the last place but with our team spirit and enthusiasm I believe it will be us," he added.

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  • hmm racing metro with huge pockets as well, wonder how they will fare if the make it to the semis

    first btw

    By Blogger sebastian, at April 02, 2010 10:08 pm  

  • that was a spear tackle?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 02, 2010 10:09 pm  

  • LOL, chabal what a theif!!! that was such a stolen try!

    Definately agree with the anonymous above, that did not look like a spear to me.

    Funny how no cards are shown to worse tackles than that....

    By Anonymous No.7, at April 02, 2010 10:55 pm  

  • didn't think it was a spear

    good to see Steyn finding his feet in France!!

    By Anonymous Cheis, at April 02, 2010 11:06 pm  

  • whats with the 0 shirt?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 02, 2010 11:18 pm  

  • How good was that left footed drop!? Talk about a snap-drop. Blasted it lol

    Nice to see Chabaaaaaal scoring. Almost broke his face jumping on the ball though :P

    By Anonymous Scotsdale, at April 02, 2010 11:19 pm  

  • Lol so called invincible Bulls totally creamed by the Blues

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 03, 2010 9:09 am  

  • Nice work by Steve Thompson!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 03, 2010 9:18 am  

  • I can't believe that crappy ref carded Steyn for that tackle... Ok so in a few years tackling will be simply and clearly forbidden????I mean it's ridiculous... that's rugby, tackling is the soul of this game, fool!

    By Anonymous rodofle, at April 03, 2010 9:42 am  

  • The only one who considered this as a spear tackle is the ref here... He made a mistake, but racing won the game so there is a justice.

    By Anonymous 3/4 centre, at April 03, 2010 12:58 pm  

  • o lord, this commentator must hate rugby so much... he nearly made me sleep to death.

    Apparently, Thompson and Palisson were on fire!

    By Anonymous Maximus, at April 03, 2010 7:46 pm  

  • Great game, some big hits too, Chabal is a number 8, only a number 8 !
    He play so good at Numer 8 with Racing Metro, why he play lock for France ????

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 05, 2010 11:23 am  

  • Because France has already Harinordoquy and Picamoles for the number 8

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 05, 2010 10:04 pm  

  • not a spear.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 06, 2010 2:12 am  

  • Retarded descision by the ref, that was just a good tackle.
    The French refs are way too quick to go for the cards, and don't seem to actually know the rules around tackling.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 06, 2010 5:01 am  

  • Absolutely nothing wrong with that tackle - practically textbook. Fransie we miss you!

    Chabal definitely a thief with that try...hope he got penalised at fines

    Commentator truly awful!

    Thanks RD for putting this up!

    By Anonymous Just a Fan, at April 06, 2010 2:16 pm  

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