Zapping Fifteen World Top 10: Top 14 mid-season scorers
The kickoff is given by Clermont and Camille Lopez. The possession of the ball is Clermont in the first minutes, and the ASM marks the first try of the meeting with Damian Penaud, after a big highlight. The test is not transformed: 0-5 in the 4th minute.
On the dismissal, Racing wins a touch, but is penalized on his carried ball: Clermont returns to the Ile-de-France camp. A cross chase follows, the two teams seeking to occupy the opposing camp. In the 9th minute, Racing can finally open its counter after two Clermont faults. Maxime Machenaud passes the penalty: Clermont only leads 5 to 3.
Very nice sequence, following, of Ciel et Blanc after a touch. This action ends with Yoan Tanga who fails to score a try but goes into touch before flattening. Touch near the Clermont in-goal but the Ile-de-France residents are penalized, which allows Clermont to emerge.
Hot alert in the 20th minute for Racing when Teddy Thomas concedes a scrum after being forced to flatten in his goal, under the pressure of two Clermont players. ASM converted this opportunity with a try scored by George Moala: 3-12 for Clermont in the 21st minute.
Finn Russell’s long dismissal allows Racing to return to their opponent’s camp. A try from Maxime Machenaud will follow in the 24th minute. Racing returned to 10-12, but on the dismissal, the Ciel et Blanc messed up the ball and Etienne Fourcade seized it to score a try, which was transformed by Camille Lopez: 10-19 in the 26th minute.
Racing returns with a try by centurion Teddy Thomas who scores a try in the 35th, which concludes a good action in Ile-de-France. Maxime Machenaud misses the transformation: Clermont still leads, on the score of 19 to 15. Special mention to Finn Russell, a few minutes later, who saves a test opportunity from the Clermont back Tiberghien who had recovered the ball on a candle . The Scotsman manages to recover the ball and allows his team to free themselves.
The two teams leave at the break with a score of 19 to 15 in favor of ASM Clermont Auvergne.
Racing 92 – ASM Clermont Auvergne: 15 – 19
Discover the summary of the first half of the match between Racing 92 and ASM Clermont Auvergne, counting for the 15th day of Top 14, where five tries were scored. It is the ASM which leads from a very small advance.