Sunday 22 October 2017

Sexton kicks Racing to third win of season

Jonathan Sexton kicked 14 points for Racing Metro at the weekend
Jonathan Sexton kicked 14 points for Racing Metro at the weekend

Jonny Sexton kicked 14 points for Racing Metro to help hold off a late rally and defeat Perpignan 19-16 at Stade Yves-du-Manoir last night.

Racing led at the break 9-6 thanks to three penalties by Sexton, in response to two Tommy Allan kicks for Perpignan.

The former Leinster out-half converted two more in the second half and also kicked a conversion after full-back Benjamin Fall crossed the whitewash for Racing's try.

Sexton, however, narrowly missed a drop-goal attempt

A nervy finish was set up when Allan made it 19-16 with 12 minutes to go.

There were 77 minutes on the clock when Wales out-half James Hook lined up a penalty from the halfway line that would have ended the game in a tie.

His effort was just short of its mark and Racing had their third win of the season.

Irish Independent

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