This Saturday, December 2nd, Clermont will host Racing 92 in their home stadium at the Stade Marcel-Michelin for the 9th matchday of the Top 14. The Racingmen have the opportunity to consolidate their first place in the league (28 points) against a Clermont-Ferrand team that is eighth in the standings (19 points).
However, Stuart Lancaster's men will have their work cut out for them against Christophe Urios' XV, who have been strengthened this week by the return of Tomas Lavanini. The Argentina international second-row was back in training after undergoing eye surgery following the World Cup with the Pumas.
The Argentine has also spoken about his return and seems eager to resume. "I feel good. The break allowed me to regenerate (...) There are four Argentinians in total, we will be able to start the Sunday barbecues again as if we were in the country! Combined with this return, the presence of several senior players rested against Toulouse (31-10 defeat) last Saturday should offer Racing 92 a choice opposition. The Ciel et Blanc, on the other hand, are coming off a fine win against La Rochelle (32-10) last Sunday.
The match between Clermont and Racing will be broadcast live and in full on Canal +, from 21:05 p.m.