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Clermont back on top in France after comprehensive win over Toulouse

Tries from Aurélien Rougerie and Wesley Fofana gave them a win over Guy Novès’ men.

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CLERMONT DEFEATED TOULOUSE 24-6 to return to the summit of the French Top 14 after a weekend which saw title rivals Toulon and Stade Français both lose.

The result also extended Toulouse’s miserable record at Stade Marcel-Michelin, where they haven’t won since 2002.

Clermont ran in two tries either side of the break through French international centres Aurélien Rougerie and Wesley Fofana with fly-half Camille Lopez kicking 14 points.

Toby Flood and Luke McAlister booted over a penalty apiece for Toulouse who had also lost the season’s first meeting between the teams 13-9.

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