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This brilliant skill from Mike Phillips to set up Casey Laulala summed up Racing's day

Everything went right for Ronan O’Gara’s side.

Updated 15.00

RACING METRO SECURED a try bonus point by half-time on their way to a 64 – 14 trouncing of Scarlets to secure a home Champions Cup quarter-final.

Everything went the Parisens’ way, but it’s nice to have experienced showboaters who can recognise that and take advantage to put a pretty gloss on what might have otherwise been a straightforward score.

Men like Mike Phillips.


The Welshman took advantage of two yellow cards handed out to Scarlets and delivered the above superb reverse pass to Casey Laulala, the former Munster centre running in the first try of his hat-trick.

With Remi Tales at 10 and Dan Carter at inside centre, Racing notched no less than nine tries, including a brilliant individual score from Louis Dupichot. The 20-year-old flier took Carter’s offload and jinked his way out of his own half before hitting the gas when the try-line was in sight.

try time

Here’s how the race for the 8 Champions Cup quarter-final berths stood at the start of today’s games

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Sean Farrell

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