Extension became the kings of European club rugby for the first time since winning the thrilling four-point Heineken Champions Cup final.
As a top-flight team in the 10th season, he conquered Chiefs Europe, ultimately combining forward power and brutal finishing that could not defend the French heavyweights.
Hooker Luke Cowan-Dickey, No. 8 Sam Simmonds, Prop Harry Williams and center Henry Slade all scored before the extension, before the teams suffered a setback in trading after dropping eight touchdowns. Captain Joe Simmonds’ four conversions will be the final penalty after Thomas Francis has sinned.
Simon Sebo touched twice for racing, Wing overtook Juan Imhoff and Hooker Camille Chat, Maxim Machen ud added a penalty and a conversion, and Flyholf Finn Russell made a conversion. The extension was only achieved by a domestic and European doubles – three other English clubs – if they beat Wasp in the Premiership title showdown next Saturday. Part of the second period saw them under long pressure but Devon’s best every moment.
The extension made a difference following the semi-final victory over Toulouse, with Sam Skinner being replaced by Jacques Vermulan, racing three switches Wing Louis Dupichot, center Henry Chavansi and Lock Bernard Le Rooks.
The eighth minute effort for Exeter was the last explosion in trademark style as well. They ran from a short-range line out to the back of the racing pack and hit the bottom of England International Cowan-Dickey. Simmonds marked the beginning of the transition, with the extension soon returning to Racing 22, only to gain a prominent place for the French club.
While trying to retrieve the ball, Flyholf Russell grabbed it and pushed it forward, but Chiefs lock Johnny Hill could not put the pressure down, and the racing escaped after a short call by referee Nigel Owens and a television match official. .
The extension made a second attempt two minutes later and after establishing their forward dominance, Sam Simmonds claimed his eighth touchdown in the tournament this season, along with his brother Joy. Racing counterattacked with two attempts in 11 minutes. Sebo claimed first when collecting Russell’s pinpoint floated pass, and then Imhoff displayed his famous finishing standard to add a second that Russell converted.
The extension needed to re-establish itself, and surprisingly, their advances became trumpets again. The French team was once again powerless to stop the drive after the drive, and this time Williams won, with Joe Simmonds ’conversion 21-12 at half-time.
Racing came out on top in the second period, taking less than three minutes to throw Sebo for another score, becoming the fourth player to score two attempts in a Heineken final.
It was a call to wake up the extension, yet Wing Jack Novel found the sled they supported after scoring Russell’s desired pass 20 meters from his own line, and Joe Simmonds converted. Racing returns with chat close-range score – Machena ud converted. A Machen udd converted a penalty game with 15 minutes left, then Francis was shown a yellow card and Joe Simmonds won a penalty, with the extension winning.
Scorers – Extension: Cowan-Dickey, S. Symonds, Williams, Slade trying; J Symonds 4 cons, 1 pen. Racing 92: Sebo (2), Imhoff, trying to chat; Russell 1 cone; Machena udd 1 pen, 1 con.
Extension: George; Novel, Slade, Witten (Devoto 59), O’Flaherty; J Simmonds (captain), Undertaker (Hidalgo-Klein 65); Hepburn (Moon 56), Cowan-Dickey (Yendil 56), Williams (Francis 56), Gray, Hill, Evers, Vermulan (Kirsten 56), S. Symonds.
Racing 92: Cebo (Beel 65); Dupichot, Wakatawa (Clemensack 76), Chavansi (captain), Imhoff; Russell, Iribaren (Machenad 41); Ben Aroos (Collinger 51), Chat, Colombo (Os 51), Le Rooks, Bird, Lorette, Sankoni, Klaassen (Palu 76).
Referee: N Owens (Wales)
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