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Scotland’s Finn Russell starred for Racing 92 as they drew with Munster in the European Champions Cup

Munster’s JJ Hanrahan missed a late drop goal as the two-time winners drew 21-21 with Racing 92 in Pool 4 of the European Champions Cup on Saturday.

The scintillating tie, played in front of a packed Thomond Park crowd, saw tries from Keith Earls and Andrew Conway for the hosts as Finn Russell, Teddy Thomas and Juan Imhoff crossed for the French side.

Racing top the table on points difference ahead of the Irish province, with both sides on seven points after Hanrahan missed out on the chance to repeat the often-seen heroics of ex-Munster fly-half Ronan O’Gara.

“It’s very a difficult place to come and be within such a grasp of winning the game, we did ourselves proud,” Racing 92 winger Simon Zebo, who previously played for Munster, told broadcasters BT Sport.

“It’s a huge result for us, the other teams in the group will find it difficult to come here and come away with anything,” he added.

Munster coach John van Graan made three changes from last weekend’s thumping of the Ospreys in their opening

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