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Northampton (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Too many. Racing 92, too vindictive, too strong, too clinical, overwhelmed Northampton (45-14) on Friday during the first day of the European Rugby Cup.
Scottish Finn Russell, magician found author of four “helps” on the double of Juan Imhoff (23rd, 37th) and two of the three trials of Wenceslas Laureate (8th, 42nd) made living hell for the saints , although the premiership in the third.
It would be better if after three consecutive defeats in the league, and even four losses in the last five matches, the Frenchman found himself a breath of fresh air, knocking the ambitious Ile-de-France out of the qualifying places. .
New competition, new beginning? One thing is certain, the racing has been reassured and has regained confidence before hosting the Welsh Osprey, next week, at the Arena, where it has not won for more than a month and the full autumn of the XV of France. Coming from Toulouse Stadium in tour of. ,
“In the European Cup, there are no wild cards, no time to catch up,” manager Laurent Travers explained during the week.
As a result, Racingmen was annoyed and promised a good start. He kept his promise by taking the match at the right time: a try denied to Yoann Tanga (16 sec), two penalties (2nd, 4th) from Maxim McNeod, an interception (fourth) then an attempt from Laureate (seventh) . Saint in the neck
Very fast, the British drowned from the very beginning. And neither the trials of Courtnall Schosen (29th) and Fraser Dingwall (48th) nor the eleven turnovers conceded by the visitors actually allowed the Saints to raise the bar.
Even more so, as racing in the midst of a rebellion continued his demolition venture: with their Gala Russell, Ciel et Blancs stunned their opponents quite easily, getting upset from a quick start to the match.
And this time, in contrast to the fall achieved against UBB (14-6 at the break, 37-14 loss), Racing held 92. Oh!
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