Watch: Dan Carter scores first try for new team

Dan Carter runs in to score for Racing 92. Photo / Getty
Dan Carter runs in to score for Racing 92. Photo / Getty

New Zealand rugby superstar Dan Carter scored his first try for Racing 92 in a 26-3 French Top 14 triumph over Oyonnax this morning.

Carter, the world record international points scorer, was in inspirational form, grabbing the third of his team's four tries to help them maintain their unbeaten home run this season.

It was also their first bonus point win of the Top 14 campaign.

World Player of the Year Carter, who also popped over three conversions, crossed for his maiden try in the 55th minute.

French flanker Yannick Nyanga won turnover ball before South African full-back Johan Goosen released Carter with a clever kick which allowed the New Zealander to score from close range.

Centre Henry Chavancy, playing his 200th club match, had scored Racing's first try after 17 minutes before Argentine winger Juan Imhoff grabbed the second 10 minutes later. Nyanga secured the bonus point in the 76th minute with Racing's fourth try.

Racing's backs coach Laurent Labit said the result was a perfect boost ahead of the break for the Six Nations which starts next weekend.

"We won with a bonus point. It's a great satisfaction," said Labit.

Racing went top of the table with the win, but were ousted by the end of the day by Toulouse who stormed to an eight-try 54-3 rout of Pau, wrapping up a winning bonus point inside the first 25 minutes.

- AFP

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