Racing 92 beats Highlanders in Hong Kong
Racing 92, leader of the French championship TOP 14, were winners of the 3rd Natixis Rugby Cup on Saturday. The New Zealand Otago Highlanders team, current defenders of the Super Rugby championship pitting 18 international clubs from Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and South Africa, were beaten 38-45 during a friendly match in Hong Kong.
During this hard-fought clash, Racing Metro were unstoppable, scoring 7 tries, by Xavier Chauveau, François Van der Merwe, Marc Andreu, Luc Ducalcon, Johan Goosen and Chris Masoe.
Dan Carter started second five-eighth in the first half and met up with two co-All Black champions from last year's World Cup, who on Saturday sported the Highlanders' jersey.
Broadcasted live or as a replay in more than 70 countries, this game attracted a crowd of over 8,000 people in the stadium. The Natixis Rugby Cup constitutes a real showcase for Racing 92 and rugby union in Asia.