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Médard try seals win over Clermont

05th January 2014 21:44

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Only try: Maxime Médard

Toulouse kept themselves in contention for the play-off spots in the Top 14 with a 19-12 win over league leaders Clermont.

Jean-Marc Doussain kicked 14 points including a second-half drop-goal as Toulouse bounced back from defeat to Bayonne last weekend.

Clermont fell to their first loss in the Top 14 since the beginning of October but did pick up a valuable losing bonus-point in the process to secure their spot at the top of the league.

Yoann Huget's pass for Médard appeared to drift forward but the try was awarded after consultation between referee Christophe Berdos and the TMO.

Clermont remain top of the table with a three-point gap over surprise frontrunners Stade Français, while Toulouse have now climbed to fourth.

Impressive performances by the likes of Louis Picamoles for Toulouse and Wesley Fofana for Clermont will have certainly caught the eye of France coach Philippe Saint-André.

Mike Delany's late penalty attempt from 40 metres out secured that losing bonus point for the visitors, who will be content to take something away from the Stade Ernest-Wallon despite their rivals gaining ground.

The scorers:

For Toulouse:
Try: Médard
Con: Doussain
Pens: Doussain 3
Drop Goal: Doussain

For Clermont:
Pens: James 3, Delany

Toulouse: 15 Maxime Médard, 14 Yoann Huget, 13 Clement Poitrenaud, 12 Yann David, 11 Hosea Gear, 10 Jean-Marc Doussain, 9 Jano Vermaak, 8 Louis Picamoles, 7 Thierry Dusautoir (c), 6 Yannick Nyanga, 5 Romain Millo-Chluski, 4 Patricio Albacete, 3 Yohan Montes, 2 Christopher Tolofua, 1 Schalk Ferriera.
Replacements: 16 Chiliboy Ralepelle, 17 Gurthrö Steenkamp, 18 Yoann Maestri, 19 Yacouba Camara, 20 Sebastian Bézy, 21 Gael Fickou, 22 Joe Tekori, 23 Dorian Aldegheri.

Clermont: 15 Jean-Marcellin Buttin, 14 Julien Malzieu, 13 Benson Stanley, 12 Wesley Fofana, 11 Napolioni Nalaga, 10 Brock James, 9 Ludovic Radosavljevic, 8 Damien Chouly, 7 Gerhard Vosloo, 6 Julien Bonnaire, 5 Loïc Jacquet, 4 Julien Pierre, 3 Davit Zirakashvili, 2 Ti'i Paulo, 1 Vincent Debaty.
Replacements: 16 Benjamin Kayser, 17 Raphael Chaume, 18 Arthur Roulin, 19 Thierry Lacrampe, 20 Mike Delany, 21 Nao Naikataci, 22 Daniel Kotze, 23 Paul Jedrasiak.

Referee: Christophe Berdos
Assistant referees: Jérôme Lamirand, Laurent Sclafer
Television match official: Vincent Azoulay

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