Leaders Clermont were unable to stretch their winning run to five matches at the start of the season, tries from Vadim Cobilas and Afaesetiti Amosa and Baptiste Serin’s 13-point haul giving Bordeaux victory at Stade Chaban Delmas.
Four Greig Laidlaw penalties and Jacobus van Tonder’s try 17 minutes from time were not sufficient for Clermont to avoid a first defeat.
Ireland wing Zebo came up with a double to take his try haul to five in as many games in a dream start to life in the French capital following his move from Munster.
70'| Racing 92 v Castres Olympique | #R92CO
Et le doublé de Siiiiimmmoooon Zebo !
?Racing 25 – 11 Castres Olympique pic.twitter.com/cWeBJcUucx
— Racing 92 (@racing92) September 22, 2018
Racing moved up to third spot after they had too much for Castres, Virimi Vakatawa setting them on their way with a try in the first minute and Finn Russell booting 12 points.
Grenoble came out on top in the battle between two newly-promoted sides, beating Perpignan 31-22 to seal a first win in the top flight thanks to Gaitan Germain’s tally of 26 points.
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