Racing 92 beat Leicester Tigers 36-26 to remain unbeaten

Simon Zebo was one of the try-scorer for Racing 92
Simon Zebo was one of the try-scorer for Racing 92
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Racing 92 36-26 Leicester Tigers, Paris La Defense Arena
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Racing 92 maintained their winning streak as they completed a 36-26 victory over Leicester Tigers in their Pool 4 Champions Cup encounter at Paris La Defense Arena on Saturday.

The win has helped Racing 92 maintain their position at the top of Pool 4 with 14 points while Leicester are at third place.

The game started with a setback for the Tigers with England international Manu Tuilagi sin-binned in the 7th minute and the French side made full use of the numerical advantage with back to back tries from Virimi Vakatawa (9') and Juan Imhoff (13').

Despite being one player short, the Tigers managed to slot one down with Jonah Holmes dotting down in the 15th minute and a conversion from George Ford reduced the gap to five points.

The home side went on to claim the try bonus inside the first half with further tries from Simon Zebo (24') and Baptiste Chouzenoux (33') before Sione Kalamafoni went across for the visitors as the teams headed into the break with a 26-14 scoreline.

Tuilagi had an indifferent start in the second half as he provided the visitors with much needed momentum with a try in the 44th minute but three minutes later it was Ellis Genge's turn to be yellow carded. This pretty much sealed Leicester's hope in the game with Olivier Klemenczak ensuring Racing 92's lead stretched to 36-19 by the end of the third quarter.

Adam Thompstone's 70th minute try provided Leicester's a glimmer of hope before Racing 92 held their defence to complete the 10 point victory.

 

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