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Watch: Mathieu Bastareaud Swats Aside Racing 92 In Terrifying Performance

Toulon and France centre Mathieur Bastareaud has put in a barnstorming performace against Racing 92 in the Top 14, seemingly able to barge his way through several defenders at once and defying the very laws of physics in the process.

Maybe it was the pre-match drinks that did for Racing after the players all quaffed down champagne before the match (yes, they really did do this, Dan Carter and all):

Maybe someone said something to Bastareaud that he really did not take kindly to – either way the France behemoth overwhelmed the opposition in a quite remarkable performance:

 

Hosts Toulon ran out eventual 17 – 11 winners, and their star performer Bastareaud was rewarded with the ‘man of the match’ honour. Not quite a surprise really given the impact he had on the game!

The close-fought victory was an important one for Toulon with the hosts only previously two points behind their opponents in the Top 14 table. It was certainly an explosive start to 2017 for Mathieu Bastareaud.

Paul Wassell, Pundit Arena

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