Andrew Conway scores Munster’s third try against Racing 92 during the European Champions Cup game at Stade Yves-du-Manoir, Paris on Saturday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho.

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Bernard Le Roux and Dan Carter embrace after Racing 92’s win over Toulon. Photograph: AFP

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Nick Easter is challenged by France’s Racing Metro 92 Luc Ducalcon, left, and Karim Ghezal at the Stade de la Beaujoire in Nantes.

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