Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Clermont Auvernge kept up their impressive unbeaten home record with a 19-12 victory over Biarritz at the Stade Marcel Michelin on Friday night. They did so despite losing two players to the sin-bin, with one in particular carded for a massive tackle.
Clermont sit second behind Toulon at the top of the Top 14 table following a strong performance, this time thanks to am early try from Noa Nakaitaci, and 14 points from the boot of David Skrela.
In the second half there were three yellow cards as Biarritz first lost Damien Traille, and later Clermont loose forwards Elvis Vermeulen and Julien Bardy both left the field for ten minutes each.
In Vermeulen's case it was for a monster hit on Biarritz and USA Eagles flyer Zee Ngwenya, who came down with a high ball only to be greeted with a bit of whiplash.
Luckily he was okay, but Elvis left the building as he was sent to cool off for ten minutes as Ngwenya was deemed to still be in the air when the tackle came in.
The victory takes Clermont to an incredible 49 games unbeaten at Stade Marcel Michelin, in all competitions, a record that dates back to 2009. Below is a quick look at the big hit.
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