• Clermont miss chance at the top

    Clermont missed the opportunity to enhance their position at the top of the Top 14 log when they went down 16-13 to Grenoble on Friday.

    Despite putting their national players on the bench, they led 10-9 at half-time through a try by wing Julien Malzieu, a penalty and a conversion by Morgan Parra, but they were undone by a late 80m burst by Ratu Raitini, who scored under the posts.

    Stade Français, now just three points behind, face Brive on Saturday.

    Saturday fixtures:

    Toulon vs Castres
    Biarritz vs Toulouse
    Montpellier vs Perpignan 
    Oyonnax vs Bordeaux
    Racing Métro vs Bayonne 
    Brive vs Stade Français

    Photo: Romain Lafabregue/AFP