Zebo makes history as Munster knock Racing out

Simon Zebo became Munster's record try-scorer as they knocked Racing 92 out of the European Champions Cup with a resounding 32-7 bonus-point win in a game which was rearranged following the death of Anthony Foley.

Racing players wore red shirts in the warm-up and there was a rousing minute of applause prior to kick-off at Stade Yves-du-Manoir in tribute to late Munster head coach Foley, who died at the team hotel just hours before the two sides were due to meet in October.

The Munster players did Foley proud yet again, replacing Glasgow Warriors at the top of Pool 1 to stand on the brink of the quarter-finals after outscoring last year's runners-up by four tries to one in an outstanding display.

Ireland international Zebo claimed his 50th try for the region - and Munster's 400th in Europe - before man of the match CJ Stander and Andrew Conway also went over for tries which were all converted by Tyler Bleyendaal.

That gave Munster a resounding 25-0 advantage at the end of a first half in which stunned Top 14 champions Racing were outmuscled and the bonus point was in the bag when Niall Scannell barged over.

Matthieu Voisin finally got Racing on the board with a try 16 minutes from time, but the Parisian side have failed to earn a point and bow out with two games remaining.

Munster, on the other hand, are three points better off than their next opponents Glasgow and have an eight-point advantage over third-placed Leicester Tigers.

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