Top 14 - Clermont ensure home semi-final with win

Clermont Auvergne beat third-placed Toulouse 39-17 at the Stade Marcel Michelin to secure a home semi-final in the Top 14 play-offs.

Top 14 - Clermont ensure home semi-final with win

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Sitiveni Sivivatu of Clermont (Reuters)

New Zealand winger Sitiveni Sivivatu produced a brace of tries as Clermont sealed top spot in the table, with Benson Stanley and Wesley Fofana also touching down.

Toulouse remain favourites to qualify for the play-offs in third place despite the defeat.

Toulon suffered a shock 25-24 defeat to Grenoble at Stade Lesdiguieres to relinquish top spot, while Castres boosted their hopes of a home tie in the play-offs with a 44-17 win over bottom club Mont-de-Marsan.

Perpignan’s faint hopes of reaching the play-offs were ended as they lost 23-15 to Agen, Montpellier lost 32-26 to Bayonne, while Biarritz lost 16-0 to Bordeaux-Begles.

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