Wednesday 25 April 2018

Defeat for Racing on Ryan's debut

Ryan will be hoping to make his European debut for the French side on Saturday when they travel to Castres. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
Ryan will be hoping to make his European debut for the French side on Saturday when they travel to Castres. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
Cian Tracey

Cian Tracey

Donnacha Ryan's long-awaited Racing 92 debut ended in disappointment yesterday as his new side were beaten by Parisian rivals Stade Francais.

The ex-Ireland international hadn't played for Racing since joining from Munster during the summer due to injury but he started in the second-row alongside Leone Nakarawa as Stade ran out 27-17 winners.

The defeat leaves Racing in fourth place of the Top 14, six points off leaders La Rochelle.

Ryan will be hoping to make his European debut for the French side on Saturday when they travel to Castres.

Racing will host Munster next month with Ryan in line to play against his former club.

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