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Stade Francais

  • Top 14
  • 28th Sep 2012
  • KO 20:40
  • Ground: Stade Marcel Michelin

Clermont edge out Stade

James lands late drop-goal to seal victory

Last updated: 28th September 2012  

Clermont edge out Stade

Brock James: Kicked the winning points

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Clermont fly-half Brock James kicked a last-minute drop goal to secure his side a 28-25 top 14 win over Stade Francais on Friday.

James, a second-half replacement for David Skrela, kept his composure after Australian compatriot Paul Warwick had failed to clear for Stade.

It was James' second drop-goal of the half as Clermont took their unbeaten home run to 47 matches, a record which stretches back to November 2009.

But it was hard going for Clermont who trailed 22-10 at the interval after being rocked by three tries - from Warwick in the first minute and a double from Fiji winger Waisea Vuidravuwalu before the 30-minute mark.

Prop Thomas Domingo had scored Clermont's only try after nine minutes, converted by Morgan Parra who ended the match with 17 points thanks largely to five second-half penalties.

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