Cheetahs scrumhalf Rudy Paige and Stormers centre JJ Engelbrecht have joined Top 14 side Clermont on short-term deals as World Cup jokers.
Toulouse clinched a record-extending 20th French Top 14 title after beating Clermont 24-18 in the final at Stade de France in Paris on Saturday. MARIETTE ADAMS reports.
Greig Laidlaw kicked 16 points to help Clermont claim a 33-13 victory over Lyon in the Top 14 semi-finals in Bordeaux on Sunday.
Clermont claimed a third title in Europe with a clinical 36-16 victory over La Rochelle in the Challenge Cup final in Newcastle on Friday.
Toulouse boosted their Top 14 title hopes by claiming a dramatic 47-44 win over Clermont, while there were also wins for Racing 92, Grenoble, La Rochelle, Lyon, Stade Français and Castres.
Clermont beat Montpellier 28-23, while there were also French Top 14 wins for Agen, La Rochelle, Lyon, Toulon, Bordeaux and Toulouse.
The Ospreys claimed an impressive 32-15 bonus-point win over the Northampton Saints, while there were also European Champions Cup victories for Clermont, Wasps and Munster. The Ospreys followed up last week’s shock 43-32 victory over Northampton with another clinical display for a crucial victory in the return fixture, which takes them up to second in the Pool 2 standings above… Read more →
Losing his jersey didn’t stop Vincent Koch from making a big tackle for Saracens against Clermont.
A late penalty gave Clermont 24-21 win at Stade Marcel-Michelin.