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European Rugby Champions Cup
Sexton on song as Racing maintain unbeaten start
ESPN Staff
October 26, 2014
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Date/Time: Oct 26, 2014, 18:15 local, 17:15 GMT
Venue: Stadio Comunale di Monigo, Treviso
Benetton Treviso 10 - 26 Racing Metro
Half-time: 3 - 6
Tries: Nitoglia
Cons: Hayward
Pens: Hayward
Tries: Chavancy, Lauret
Cons: Sexton 2
Pens: Sexton 4
Henry Chavancy goes over, Treviso v Racing Metro, Monigo Stadium, Italy, October 26, 2014
Henry Chavancy scored the first try of the match in the 42nd minute
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Jonathan Sexton kicked 16 points as Racing Metro defeated Treviso 26-10 at Monigo Stadium in the European Champions Cup on Sunday.

The Ireland fly-half was on target four times from the penalty tee and converted tries from centre Henry Chavancy and flanker Wenceslas Lauret as Racing maintained their perfect start in the tournament.

Ludovico Nitoglia scored the only try of the game for hosts Treviso, with full-back Jayden Hayward converting the 62nd-minute score to add to a successful penalty midway through the first half.

The result puts Racing at the top of Pool Five with two wins from their opening two fixtures, while Treviso are bottom of the pool and still in search of their first point.

Racing led the match from start to finish, with Sexton opening the scoring with a ninth-minute penalty.

He then traded shots on goal with Hayward as the Top 14 side took a narrow 6-3 lead into the break.

However, Racing came out firing in the second half and Chavancy crossed the whitewash to score the first try of the game in the 43rd minute which Sexton converted, before adding another penalty to stretch the French side's lead.

Nitoglia scored and Hayward added the extras in the 62nd minute for Treviso, but another Sexton penalty and Lauret's converted try five minutes from the end put Racing out of reach.

Jonathan Sexton was on song with his kicking © Getty Images
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