The suspense did not last long in the Champions Cup quarter-final between Racing 92 and Edinburgh (56-3). Disciplined and offensive, the Ile-de-France residents crushed the Scots to join the quarter-finals and wait for Bordeaux-Bègles or Bristol.
Solid from start to finish, Racing 92 made short work of Edinburgh in the round of 16 of the Champions Cup (56-3). The Parisians have offered themselves the box of the European weekend. Teddy Thomas notably scored a double during this collective demonstration. The impressive injury of Henry Chavancy who was evacuated on a stretcher after a concussion protocol is the only bad news of a day which sees Laurent Travers’ men reach the quarter-finals where they will face the winner of the duel between Bordeaux- Begles and Bristol.
Racing 92 has mastered its subject perfectly
After a first quarter of an hour where Blair Kinghorn responded to Maxime Machenaud in the game of penalties, the Top 14 resident inflicted a 53-0 to the Scots who were exceeded in all areas of the game except the scrum . The first of the seven tests registered by the Racingmen arrived shortly before the half hour of play when Camille Chat went to flatten in force after seeing an opponent’s touch recovered (10-3, 26th). Before the break, ten points were added by Maxime Machenaud who passed a penalty before scoring a try that he himself transformed (20-3, 34th). The defense of the Ciel et Blancs perfectly mastered the rare Scottish highlights and in the second half, the attack followed perfectly to fold the case. Antoine Gibert spent a penalty shortly before the hour mark to announce the final bouquet (23-3).
Last twenty minutes of madness
Jordan Joseph, Guram Gogichashvili, Teddy Thomas twice and François Trinh-Duc visited the Edinburgh in-goal in the last 20 minutes. Teddy Iribaren converted four of the five tries so that the gap exceeded 50 points when the siren sounded at La Défense Arena. The indisputable domination of the Ile-de-France residents, who kept returning to the 22-meter Scottish race, was rewarded. With this great success, Racing 92 is entering the final phase of the Champions Cup in the best possible way. After the two wins in the group stage, the Top 14 resident continues his clear round and sends a message to the competition.
CUP CHAMPIONS / EIGHTH FINAL
Friday April 2, 2021
Leinster – Toulon >>> Leinster declared the winner due to a case of covid-19 in Toulon
Gloucester – La Rochelle : 16-27
Saturday April 3, 2021
Wasps – Clermont : 25-27
Munster – Toulouse : 33-40
Exeter chiefs – Lyon : 47-25
Sunday April 4, 2021
Racing 92 – Edinburgh: 56-3
4:00 p.m .: Bordeaux-Begles – Bristol Bears
5.30 p.m .: Scarlets – Sale Sharks
Matches on April 9, 10 and 11, 2021
Match 1: Exeter Chiefs – Leinster
Match 2: Clermont – Toulouse
Match 3: La Rochelle – Scarlets or Sale Sharks
Match 4: Bordeaux-Begles or Bristol Bears – Racing 92