Top 14: Stade Français drinks the cup in Clermont

Stade Français may regret that the curfew is not in force in Auvergne. This would perhaps have saved him a heavy defeat at Clermont. In front of the ASM, in fact, the Parisians had a complicated evening. Even if they never gave up, sometimes even showing good things, they suffered a clear defeat (41-27), the first away this season.

The Marcel-Michelin stadium therefore remains an impregnable fortress. After Toulouse (33-30) and Agen (31-20), it is the French stadium which has come to break its teeth. Only Racing 92, in the European Cup, won among the Clermont Jaunards.

What you must remember

The evening started well for the Parisians who opened the scoring with a try from Telusa Veainu from the kick-off (2nd). Subsequently, unfortunately for them, the yellow tide swept them away. The Clermontois scored three tries in quick succession thanks to Adrien Pélissié (7th), Alexandre Lapandry (11th) and Sébastien Bézy (36th). At the break (24-13), it was already badly started.

A little better off from the start of the second period with a try from Tolu Latu (50th), the Parisians continued to chase after the score. When they gave the impression of picking up the brand, they also offered the important balls to the premises who did not fail to exploit them, in particular on a new try by Sébastien Bézy 13 minutes from the end. The last test of Sefanaia Naivalu (73rd) did not change the case.

The player

Joris Segonds. He is the best scorer of the evening on the Parisian side. He transformed the first two tries, scored by Veainu and Latu, and scored two penalties in the first 20 minutes of the game. Yet insufficient to allow Paris to impose itself in the land of volcanoes.

The phrase

“We came across a great team from Clermont who was hungry. We played more than them and we deserved better but they were more realistic ”, Gaël Fickou, winger from Stade Français, at the microphone of Canal +

The number

5. Clermont will he become the bête noire of Stade Français? This Sunday evening, the Auvergnats won their fifth consecutive victory against Parisians who have not beaten them since April 2018.

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