KEO News Wire

Toulouse fight back for thrilling draw at Clermont

Top 14 leaders Clermont Auvergne were stunned by a thrilling Toulouse comeback as the division’s top two shared a 20-20 draw.

Franck Azema’s side boasted a 17-3 half-time lead but contrived to throw away that advantage as the spoils were shared at the Parc des Sports Marcel Michelin.

First-half tries from Apisai Naqalevu and Peter Betham helped put the hosts into a commanding position at the break.

But a Greig Laidlaw penalty was all they had to show for their second-half efforts, as Matthis Lebel and Romain Ntamack touched down for Ugo Mola’s men.

It was left to Thomas Ramos to kick a last-gasp penalty to earn a memorable draw for Toulouse, but their celebrations were somewhat dampened by a serious-looking leg injury for Selevasio Tolofua.

In the other game of the day, Bordeaux-Begles overcame the first-half dismissal of Mahamadou Diaby to beat reigning champions Castres 32-13 and climb to fifth.

It represents a second consecutive home loss for Castres in the competition, after they fell to defeat against Agen at the start of the month.

KEO.co.za News wire is powered by opta

Related Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *