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Virimi Vakatawa Blunder Hurts Racing 92 In Defeat To Toulon

Virimi Vakatawa Blunder Hurts Racing 92 In Defeat To Toulon

Some casual play from Virimi Vakatawa cost Racing 92 in a 29-23 defeat at home to Toulon in the Top 14 on Sunday.

Racing 92 were 17-3 down 20 minutes into the match when Teddy Thomas took three Toulon players out of the game with a brilliant offload on the right wing.

It put France international Vakatawa in space with the line in sight. However, standing in the in-goal area, Vakatawa took his time in touching down the ball.

The quick-thinking Gabin Villiére intervened to prevent a try

Neither Simon Zebo nor Donnacha Ryan were involved for a Racing 92 side which did get back into the game in the first half. Through tries from Wenceslas Lauret and Thomas, they were level 20-20 at the break.

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However, Toulon outscored them three penalties to one in the second half.

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