Racing 92 vs Glasgow Warriors, Sat, 10/12/2016 - 16:15

Racing 92
14 - 23
Full time
Glasgow Warriors
Saturday, 10 December, 2016 - 16:15 | Stade Yves-du-Manoir

Glasgow Warriors recorded a famous win over Racing 92 in Paris this evening to keep themselves in contention in Pool One of the European Rugby Champions Cup.The Glasgow players celebrate Alex Dunbar's first-half try

The Warriors won 23-14 with the two sides set to clash again at Scotstoun in just six days time.

An early converted try from Juan Imhoff, after former All Blacks winger Joe Rokocoko broke through from his own half, put the hosts in front but two Finn Russell penalties cut the gap to just one point.

Moments later Russell executed a planned move to perfection, holding the defence with dummy runners from either side before slipping a pass to Tommy Seymour. The Scotland international tore through the gap and Stuart Hogg was only denied a try by some good scramble defence. 

The Warriors repelled several Racing line-out drives and a patient attack saw Finn Russell put Alex Dunbar through to score their opening try after 30 minutes, after the Scotland centre ran a perfect line to crash through the midfield and dive over.

Russell was again instrumental as Glasgow stretched their lead early in the second-half. The Scotland fly-half weaved through the French defence and when the ball was recycled just short of the try-line, scrum-half Ali Price burrowed over to score at the base of the post. Russell's conversion gave Warriors a 20-7 advantage.

Glasgow's ferocious defence continued to keep the home side out and despite a late Dan Carter try, the Warriors came out on top much to the delight of their hundreds of travelling supporters.

Glasgow Warriors sit second behind leaders Munster in Pool One ahead of next Friday's return fixture.

Team lineups

Racing 92
Glasgow Warriors

Backs

15 Brice Dulin
14 Joe Rokocoko
13 Casey Laulala
12 Anthony Tuitavke
11 Juan Imhoff
10 Dan Carter
9 Maxime Machenaud

Forwards

1 Eddy Ben Arous
2 Dimitri Szarzewski
3 Cedate Gomes Sa
4 Manuel Carizza
5 Leone Nakarawa
6 Wenceslas Lauret
7 Yannick Nyanga
8 Antonie Claassen

Substitutes

16 Camille Chat
17 Viliamu Afatia
18 Luc Ducalcon
19 Gerbrandt Grobler
20 Chris Masoe
21 Xavier Chauveau
22 Benjamin Dambielle
23 Albert Vulivuli

Substitutes

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18
19
20
21
22
23
Man of the match: 
Finn Russell

European Rugby Champions Cup 2016/17 table

PosTeamPWLDPts
1Munster541020
2Glasgow Warriors743019
3Leicester Tigers62408
4Saracens 11005
5Racing 9251405

European Rugby Champions Cup 2016/17 latest results

Saracens 38 v 13 Glasgow Warriors
Leicester Tigers 0 v 43 Glasgow Warriors
Racing 92 7 v 32 Munster
Racing 92 34 v 3 Leicester Tigers
Glasgow Warriors 12 v 14 Munster