Toulouse end two-decade wait for victory at Clermont

Toulouse celebrated their first win at Clermont since 2002 on Sunday with a 32-13 victory that consolidated their seven-point lead at the top of the French Top 14.

For slumping Clermont, it was an eighth defeat in the Top 14 this season and they are down at 11th in the table.

Toulouse ran in four tries, two of them in the first half through winger Juan Cruz Mallia and centre Sofiane Guitoune.

Melvyn Jaminet kicked eight points as the 21-time champions led 18-6 at the interval with Jules Plisson booting two penalties for Clermont.

Jaminet and Paul Graou then turned the screw by adding converted tries early in the second period before lock forward Tomas Lavanini salvaged some pride for Clermont with their only try.

Toulouse ended the game with 13 men after yellow cards for lock Rynhardt Estadt and winger Arthur Retiere.

The dismissals came too late for the home side.