Clermont smash Perpignan in Top 14 Rugby

Former Top 14 Champions Perpignan were given a humbling for the second week running when they were smashed 3-39 by Clermont in the Top 14 on Friday.


Perpignan suffered an embarrassing 38-0 humbling by Toulon last week taking their record for the season to played eight and won four but three successive defeats.


For Clermont it was their seventh win in eight matches and moves them to the top of the French Top 14.


Jerome Porical had kicked the Catalans into a 3-0 lead in the seventh minute, but it was all downhill from there for Perpignan.


In their last two matches, Perpignan have conceded 70 points and shipped nine tries with just three points -courtesy of Porical’s penalty on Friday – to show for their efforts.


Clermont ran in five tries through full-back Jean-Marcellin Buttin, Scottish lock Nathan Hines, Fiji winger Kini Murimurivalu, flanker Alexandre Lapandry and the team’s other Fijian flier Noa Nakaitaci.


Saturday’s matches include, Toulouse v Bordeaux-Begles, Brive v Bayonne, Biarritz v Lyon OU, Montpellier v Castres, Agen v Stade Francais and Racing-Metro v Toulon.


Final Score Perpignan 3 Clermont 39


Scorers


Perpignan
Pen: Porical


Clermont
Tries: Buttin, Hines, Murimurivalu, Lapandry, Nakaitaci
Cons: Skrela 3, James
Pens: Skrela 2

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