Top 14 - Perpignan grind out win over Racing Metro

Perpignan beat Racing Metro 17-13 in a bruising Top 14 encounter at the Stade Aimé Giral.

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Top 14 - Perpignan grind out win over Racing Metro
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Hook - Perpignan Racing - 27 octobre 2012

Two penalties from Juan Martín Hernandez gave Racing Metro the lead early on but a James Hook penalty was followed by a try in the 24th minute from Tonga international prop Sona Taumalolo as Perpignan went 8-6 in front.

Another penalty from Hook meant the Catalans went in at the break holding an 11-6 lead but then Racing went back in front early in the second half when a powerful drive was finished off by Sakiusa Matadigo with the try then converted by Hernandez.

However, Hook sealed the victory for Perpignan in the final 10 minutes with a penalty and then a drop goal.

Both sides now have 20 points to leave them just outside the play-off spots.

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