Top 14 Grand Final Highlights: Toulouse vs Clermont

Top 14 Grand Final Highlights: Toulouse vs Clermont

Toulouse were crowned French Top 14 Champions as they defeated Clermont 24-18 in the Final. The battle of the boot dominated the opening quarter, with both sides slotting two penalties. Toulouse then ran in the first try of the match to take an 11-6 lead. Toulouse then picked up a yellow card, with the resulting penalty for Clermont reducing the deficit to 11-9 at the halftime break. An early second half Toulouse penalty extended the lead, but that was cancelled out minutes later by a successful Clermont penalty. Toulouse responded with their second try to take control of the match at 21-12. Clermont hit back shortly after with a penalty to trail 21-15 with 20 minutes to play. Five minutes later, a Toulouse penalty again made it a two score ball game at 24-15. Clermont got back into the match with yet another penalty to reduce the deficit to six points with a little under ten minutes to play and give themselves a chance. However, there would be no late drama as Toulouse held on for the victory to notch up their 20th French League Title.


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