Toulon edge Clermont battle

Date published: November 30 2014

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David Smith’ second try settled a competitive contest between Toulon and Clermont at the Allianz Riviera in the Top 14 on Saturday.

David Smith’ second try settled a competitive contest between Toulon and Clermont at the Allianz Riviera in the Top 14 on Saturday.

Clermont had held a three-point advantage over Toulon going into the top-of-the-table clash in Nice.

But in an intense game, Toulon prevailed largely thanks to three tries, with the France centre Maxime Mermoz also instrumental in two decisive passes.

The clash lived up to expectations as the champions had trouble pulling ahead of a tenacious Clermont, who scored two tries from Fritz Lee and Aur

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