Ian Madigan began his sojourn in France this evening as he made his debut at fly-half against Top 14 champions Racing 92 and the start couldn't have gone much better for the Irish international:
Top 14 champs Racing lose 15-9 at Bordeaux with Ian Madigan enjoying a fine debut, kicking all his side's points
— gavin mortimer (@gavinmortimer7) August 20, 2016
Madigan kicked five penalties to Dan Carter's three to give his new side the win and start his French adventure in the best possible way. Young Irish scrum-half James Hart partnered Carter in the Racing half-backs but it's Madigan that's taking the acclaim:
— Michael Corcoran (@MichaelC_RTE) August 20, 2016
— Kevin Conway (@kevinconway) August 20, 2016
Great debut, @Ian_madigan! ??
— Kevin Bohan (@kjbohan) August 20, 2016
Great job @Ian_madigan, congrats on the debut. Looked very comfortable out there.
— Killian Byrne (@killianbyrne) August 20, 2016
Let's hope he continues this form and gives us another name to drop into the Ireland fly-half conversation before November.