Tuesday 20 February 2018

Heineken Cup - Pool 4 wrap

Cian Tracey

Cian Tracey

Talking point

Racing Metro's poor season continues as they slumped to their second defeat in a week to Harlequins. Racing remain bottom of Pool 4 and, for a side that boasts so much world-class talent, they are yet to gel as a unit.

Quins, on the other hand, remain on course to become the first ever side to reach the quarter-finals after losing their opening two games.

Scarlets looked set for a major upset as they led Clermont 13-10 at half-time only for last season's beaten finalists to storm back with a brilliant second-half display that saw them score three tries on their way to claiming a bonus-point win.

Clermont lurking

Les Jaunards have yet to hit top form in this season's competition, which is ominous for the rest of Europe given that they hold a four-point lead at the top of Pool 4.

Vern Cotter will leave the French club at the end of the season to take over as Scotland head coach. Signing off with the club's first ever Heineken Cup title is his top priority.

Numbers game

17It didn't take Clermont long to settle into the game as Napolioni Nalaga scored one of the competition's fastest ever tries, after just 17 seconds.

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