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Monday Apr 23, 2018

Racing 92 blow Munster away to reach Europe final

Three tries in the opening 21 minutes helped Racing 92 beat Munster 27-22 to reach their second Champions Cup final.

Flying winger Teddy Thomas strolled over for the first two tries, before again splitting the Munster defence open and giving the ball to Maxime Machenaud for his hat-trick avoidance.

Simon Zebo got a try against his future club while late efforts from Rhys Marshall and Andrew Conway left the scoreboard looking a lot better than Munster’s performance actually deserved.

Thomas, Yannick Nyanga and Virimi Vakatawa showed the French national side what they missed during the recent Six Nations with strong running and some clinical tries being scored.

The win means that hopes of an all-Irish final have been dashed, with Racing facing Leinster – unbeaten in Europe this season after their 38-16 drubbing of Scarlets – in the final at Bilbao. 

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