Castres edge Clermont in thriller

Castres earned a nail-biting 16-13 win against Clermont in their Top 14 clash, extending their opponents' wait for a win at Stade Pierre Antoine to 36 years.

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Tales - Castres Clermont - 5 octobre 2012

League leaders Clermont had looked certain to end that record as they took a 13-6 lead ten minutes into the second half with a breakaway try from Jean Marcelin Buttin, who ran the length of the pitch after Jan Bornman split the ball as his side pushed for a try.

Castres fly-half Rory Kockott had missed five penalties during the match, but made up for it with a try 17 minutes from the end thanks to a break by flanker Antoine Claassen.

Replacement full-back Romain Tuelet had by then taken over kicking duties, and landed the conversion to level the scores at 13-13 before adding a penalty five minutes from time to secure the victory.

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