Northampton suffered a defeat to Castres in the Heineken Cup for the second year running after being outclassed and outfought in a 21-16 result under the lights of the Stade Ernest Wallon in Toulouse.
A George Pisi try was not enough for the Aviva Premiership leaders, as their French opposition edged to victory. Paul Bonnefond crossed over early on for the home side with Antonie Classen adding one of his own in the second half, while Romain Teulet was on target with a conversion and a penalty.
Rory Kockott took advantage of more lapses in Northampton's defending to convert another penalty as Remi Tales finished off the scoring as Castres claimed the victory with a drop-goal despite three Stephen Myler penalties and a conversion.
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