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

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