In perilous displacement on the lawn of Clermont, the French Stadium led a long time but ended up cracking in the last quarter of an hour, this Saturday evening (29-19). Without a defensive bonus, he remains in 13th place in the standings and does not benefit from the defeat of the 12th Castres at home against Racing 92 (0-27).
What you must remember
Embarked on a laborious maintenance operation, the French Stadium did not necessarily make his trip to Clermont a date to definitely revive. Because although eliminated from the quarter-final race of the European Challenge, the Ile-de-France people are doing better: now with Julien Arias and Laurent Sempéré at the controls, the Stade had set off a positive dynamic in the Championship with two victories against Pau and Toulouse at Jean- Bouin, and a draw in Montpellier.
And faced with a team also in search of points in their quest for top 6, the Stadistes released a performance of fine quality. Well launched by Waisea's rapid test of a breakthrough between the poles (7th), they saw their lead scrambled by the game at the foot of Morgan Parra (three penalties), which brought his team within test range to the break (9-13). Then revived by the yellow of Jonathan Danty (50th) and the test of Jake McIntyre (57th), the Clermontois reattached ... before definitively passing thanks to Peceli Yato came to flatten (72nd).
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After a good start, the Stadistes bowed to the MIchelin in the second half with two tries by Jake McIntyre and Peceli Yato. Parisians deserve better tonight. # ASMSFP pic.twitter.com/WziRquAqD6
Too often at fault, the Parisians (13th) have long believed in the feat and a breath of fresh air, but ultimately concede their ninth defeat of the season. Clermont, qualified in the quarter-finals of the Champions Cup, finds the top 6 and colors in the Top 14.
The tile: the exit of Kylan Hamdaoui
There were only six minutes left on the lawn of the Marcel-Michelin stadium. Following a dangerous neck cuff from John Ulugia sanctioned with a yellow card, the back Kylan Hamdaoui had to leave his partners, he who could not respond correctly to the concussion protocol then.
Made available to his club by the XV of France in full preparation for the Six Nations tournament, will the French international be able to join the tricolor group again?
0. The French Stadium has still not won at Clermont in the Top 14, where the Parisians snapped a draw in 2009 ... but conceded nineteen defeats now.