Racing Metro outplay Northampton Saints

Racing Metro earned a home European Rugby Champions Cup quarter final when they beat Northampton Saints 8-32 at Franklins Gardens.

The result means that Racing will contest their first ever European Quarter final and they will have the luxury of playing at home.

Northampton Saints also qualify with 19 points as runners up. Racing had already qualified for the play offs so they did not need the victory but they completely outclassed the English Premiership champions.

Jamie Roberts was named man of the match.

More to follow.

Final Score Northampton Saints 8 (3) Racing Metro 32 (11)

Scorers

Northampton Saints
Tries : North
Pen : Myler
Con :
Drop :

Racing Metro
Tries : Imhoff (2), Lapeyre, Roberts
Pen : Machenaud (2)
Con : Machenaud (3)
Drop :

Match Officials
Referee
: Nigel Owens (Wales),
Assistant ref: Gwyn Morris (Wales),
Assistant ref: Jonathan Mason (Wales),
TMO: Gareth Simmonds (Wales),
Citing Commissioner: Eugene Ryan (Ireland)

Teams

Northampton Saints: James Wilson; Ken Pisi, George Pisi, Luther Burrell, George North; Steve Myler, Lee Dickson; Alex Corbisiero, Dylan Hartley (c), Salesi Ma’afu, Sam Dickinson, Christian Day, Tom Wood, Calum Clark, Samu Manoa

Replacements: Mikey Haywood, Alex Waller, Gareth Denman, Phil Dowson, Teimana Harrison, Kahn Fotuali’i, Tom Stephenson, Jamie Elliott

Racing Metro 92: Benjamin Lapeyre; Juan Imhoff, Henry Chavancy, Jamie Roberts, Teddy Thomas; Benjamin Dambielle, Maxime Machenaud; Eddy Ben Arous, Dimitri Szarzewski (c), Luc Ducalcon, Luke Charteris, Francois van der Merwe, Wenceslas Lauret, Bernard Le Roux, Antonie Claassen

Replacements: Virgile Lacombe, Julien Brugnaut, Brian Mujati, Juandre Kruger, Camille Gerondeau, Mike Phillips, Johannes Goosen, Yoan Audrin

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