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Match Report: Glasgow Warriors 23-7 Racing 92 – Stunning Warriors beat Racing to move top of group

  • Glasgow Warriors moved top of European Champions Cup Pool 1 with a tremendous 23-7 victory over Racing 92
  • Tries from Josh Strauss and Fraser Brown combined with the boot of Finn Russell gave Warriors an 18-0 lead at the break
  • Ali Price and went over in the second half to ensure the famous victory a
A superb first-half performance helped Glasgow Warriors secure a 23-7 victory over Racing 92 in the Champions Cup at Scotstoun on Friday.

The defeat effectively eliminates the winless French champions from the tournament.

The hosts started the better with Josh Strauss capping a fine attacking move to open the try-scoring for the Warriors after just five minutes on his 100th appearance.

Fly-half Finn Russell missed the conversion but he was bossing the game and made up for the error by knocking over the extras for Fraser Brown‘s score after the hooker blitzed through to touch down after 13 minutes.

Russell added a further six points via two penalties to give the home side a convincing 18-0 lead at the break as they continued to dominate.



Glasgow added a third try six minutes after the restart as Ali Price, a try-scorer in Paris last week, showed his pace to burst through the remaining cover to score the third try for Warriors.

Russell missed the resulting conversion but it hardly mattered as the Scots celebrated another famous victory.

Racing did finally on the scoresheet, a minute from time as replacement Xavier Chauveau bundled over, and Benjamin Dambielle slotted the conversion, 23-7.

MAN OF THE MATCH
Glasgow Warriors: Finn Russell

LINE UPS

Glasgow Warriors: 15 Stuart Hogg, 14 Tommy Seymour, 13 Alex Dunbar , 12 Sam Johnson, 11 Lee Jones, 10 Finn Russell, 9 Ali Price, 8 Josh Strauss, 7 Ryan Wilson, 6 Rob Harley, 5 Jonny Gray (c), 4 Tim Swinson, 3 Zander Fagerson, 2 Fraser Brown, 1 Gordon Reid
Replacements: 16 Corey Flynn, 17 Alex Allan, 18 Sila Puafisi, 19 Brian Alainu’uese, 20 Chris Fusaro, 21 Henry Pyrgos, 22 Mark Bennett, 23 Sean Lamon
Racing 92: 15 Brice Dulin, 14 Teddy Thomas, 13 Casey Laulala, 12 Anthony Tuitavke, 11 Marc Andreu, 10 Dan Carter, 9 Maxime Machenaud, 8 Leone Nakarawa, 7 Chris Masoe, 6 Wenceslas Lauret, 5 Francois van der Merwe, 4 Gerbrandt Grobler, 3 Ben Tameifuna, 2 Camille Chat, 1 Viliamu Afatia
Replacements: 16 Dimitri Szarzewski, 17 Eddy Ben Arous, 18 Cedate Gomes Sa, 19 Thibault Dubarry, 20 Antonie Claassen, 21 Xavier Chauveau, 22 Benjamin Dambielle, 23 Joe Rokocoko
Date: Friday, December 16
Venue: Scotstoun
Kick-off: 19:45 GMT
Referee: George Clancy (Ireland)
Assistant Referees: Leo Colgan (Ireland), John Carvill (Ireland)
TMO: Olly Hodges (Ireland)
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