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Saturday, January 14, 2012

Edinburgh and Phil Godman snatch dramatic win away at Racing Metro

Phil Godman secured a valuable last second win for Edinburgh over Racing Metro in France last night in the Heineken Cup. They are now top of Pool Two and heading for their first quarter-final place in eight years.

Not too long ago the two sides met in an incredible game that ended 48-47 at Murrayfield. This time the finish was just as thrilling, particularly for the Edinburgh fans.

Godman came off the bench to deal the dramatic win away from home following tries from Ross Rennie, Netani Talei, and David Denton. Juan Imhoff scored a fantastic individual try for the hosts as he stepped fullback Chris Paterson, but it was all about the visitors in the end as Godman kept his head to claim the win.

"We got lucky at the end, we held our composure and fell over the line with Phil's drop goal," said Edinburgh coach Michael Bradley. And credit to him, he's put in all the hard yards in training in the last six months to get back and come on and win a game like that.

"Credit has to go to both set of players, it was a good open game of rugby, particularly in that second half. Racing really tore into us at the start of that period and we had to weather the storm, but we got there in the end.

"It was a really different game to that last match against them and it was tighter in a lot of areas.

"But we knew that the side that could hold onto the ball would get an opportunity in the last 10 minutes and that's what happened. Racing got ahead, we got back level with a penalty from Greg Laidlaw and then the drop goal which was perfect timing for us."

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Posted at 1:42 pm | 10 comments

Edinburgh beat Racing Metro in eleven try thriller

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Stubby January 14, 2012 7:47 pm

who says miracles never happpen

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Teebow January 14, 2012 8:02 pm

you cant score a drop goal from a free-kick even after 20 phases... poor referees...
not that it matters to metro racing, but its going to make a difference for cardiff.

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poccio January 15, 2012 1:09 am

sorry but you are wrong:
Dropped Goal. A player scores a dropped goal by
kicking a goal from a drop kick in general play. The
team awarded a free kick cannot score a dropped
goal until the ball next becomes dead, or until an
opponent has played or touched it, OR HAS TACKLED THE BALL CARRIER. This restriction applies also to a scrum
taken instead of a free kick.

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i love bacon January 15, 2012 5:06 am

...it would appear that more than one Tebows have been invalidated today.

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Anonymous January 14, 2012 9:50 pm

Your comment doesn't make sense. The free kick was taken by Laidlaw and then the drop goal was taken. Once the free kick is taken they can do what they want with the ball. There was nothing wrong with the refereeing there.

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Kenny January 14, 2012 11:22 pm

Teebow. Like Welsh rugby, close...but not quite. You can drop a goal after a player has been tackled even if the restart was a free kick.

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derino January 14, 2012 11:32 pm

Not true - once the ball carrier has been tackled, ie 2nd phase and onwards, a team is able to take a drop goal.

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14th_guest January 15, 2012 6:55 am

Awesome - love the look on #21 face right after the game ends

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Full Back January 15, 2012 9:01 pm

Messed up my predictions on sportguru! :(

Fair play to them though!

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