Johnston free to play semi-final

Date published: June 3 2015

Census Johnston will be free to play for Toulouse against Clermont in the Top 14 semi-final after being banned for two weeks.

The Samoan international was sent off in Toulouse's final game of the regular season against Bordeaux-Bègles and received a two-week ban.

That will run out just before the game against Clermont, ensuring that he will be available for the game in Bordeaux.

It will come as a relief for Toulouse, who are short of options at tighthead, with Neemia Tialata having been ruled out of the semi-final.

Young 21-year-old tighthead Dorian Aldegheri came on against Oyonnax in the barrage last week but is still only an espoir and would have been up against it taking on Clermont and their French international looseheads Vincent Debaty and Thomas Domingo.