Toulon stun Clermont in Top 14 semi

A late penalty from Johnny Wilkinson helped Toulon to upset Clermont 15-12 and reach their first Top 14 final for 20 years.


The English fly-half kicked what proved to be the winning points in Toulouse three minutes from time but there was still time for Morgan Parra to miss a penalty for Clermont with the last kick of the game.

To be fair to Parra the kick was from 50 yards out, and while he had the accuracy, the ball fell agonisingly short.

Toulon will now face defending champions Toulouse in the final at the Stade de France.

Clermont had started the match as favourites but despite having the bulk of possession could not score a try.

Instead it became a penalty battle – Wilkinson put Clermont 12-6 in front with two minutes to go but Parra kicked two penalties to level it.

However, Toulon got the better of the final exchanges to book their trip to Paris.

Sorry you didn't like this comment. Please provide a reason below.

Are you sure?
Rating failed. Try again.
Request failed. Try again.
We will promote constructive and witty comments to the top, so that everyone sees them!
Sorry, we can’t load comments right now. Try again.

    Win cash in one day fantasy football contests. Join now!

    Learn how to play

    Contest Entries Entry Fee Prizes Starts (EDT)
    Premier League £500 Tuesday 3/55 £10 £500 Tuesday 2:45 PM Enter
    Premier League £350 Tuesday 5/78 £5 £350 Tuesday 2:45 PM Enter
    PL £1 Learn To Play [No Risk] 33/150 £1 £180 Tuesday 2:45 PM Enter