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Key stars return for Clermont

06th May 2014 09:20

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Welcome return: Naipolioni Nalaga

Clermont are set to welcome back a handful of key players from injury ahead of their Top 14 playoff clash with Castres.

Naipolioni Nalaga, Lee Byrne and Fritz Lee are all expected to be fit for Sunday's crucial game, according to Rugbyrama.

Nalaga is Clermont's top scorer in the league this season with eight tries to his name so far.

Byrne meanwhile is playing his final matches for the club ahead of returning to Wales with Newport Gwent Dragons.

Inspirational flanker Julien Bonnaire is still a doubt for head coach Vern Cotter, who is also leaving the club at the end of the season to coach Scotland.

Julien Bardy and Daniel Kotze have both been ruled out.

  • Top 14 Fixtures
Forthcoming Fixtures
FixtureDetails
All times are local
Top 14
Friday , August 15
Bayonne vs Toulon20:45
Saturday , August 16
Clermont Auvergne vs Grenoble14:45
Brive vs La Rochelle18:30
Bordeaux-Begles vs Lyon18:30
Castres vs Stade Francais18:30
Toulouse vs Oyonnax18:30
Montpellier vs Racing Metro Paris20:45
Friday , August 22
Toulouse vs Castres20:45
Saturday , August 23
Brive vs Clermont Auvergne14:45
Toulon vs La Rochelle18:30
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  • Top 14 Table
Top 14 Table
PosTeamPPts
1Toulon2677
2Montpellier2676
3Clermont Auvergne2673
4Toulouse2669
5Racing Metro Paris2669