Racing run in nine tries in Bayonne romp

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 18:38
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REPORT: Racing 92 ran in nine tries in a 59-20 bonus point rout of Bayonne on Saturday to maintain their hopes of making the French Top 14 play-offs.

On a bitterly cold night in Paris and with a host of top stars either rested or on Six Nations duty, fans voted with their feet as just 6,000 turned up at the Stade Colombes.

Brice Dulin, Henry Chavancy, Gerbrandt Grobler (two), Dimitri Szarzewski, Teddy Thomas (two), James Hart and Marc Andreu all scored tries for champions Racing who are seventh in the table.

Bayonne remain bottom of the table and at 13 points from safety, they appear doomed to relegation.

Table (played, won, drawn, lost, points for, points against, bonus points, total points):
La Rochelle          17 10 3  4 439 313 8 54
Clermont             17 10 3  4 497 351 7 53
Montpellier          17 10 0  7 434 378 6 46
Castres              17  9 1  7 438 347 5 43
Toulon               17  8 1  8 408 363 8 42
Toulouse             17  9 0  8 348 333 6 42
Racing92             17  9 1  7 409 369 3 41
Bordeaux-Bègles      17  8 1  8 397 388 5 39
Pau                  16  8 0  8 366 395 5 37
Brive                17  8 1  8 366 414 2 36
Stade Français       17  7 1  9 397 431 4 34
Lyon                 16  6 2  8 325 361 5 33
Grenoble             17  4 0 13 392 537 7 23
Bayonne              17  4 2 11 276 512 0 20

Agence France-Presse