Top 14: Clermont Auvergne pull off late escape against Bordeaux-Begles
Last Updated: 21/12/12 9:59pm
Brock James: Clermont's match winner in Bordeaux
Two late Brock James penalties saw Clermont Auvergne come from behind to win 28-24 at Bordeaux-Begles in the Top 14.
Bordeaux took the lead late in the second half thanks to tries from flanker Louis Benoit Madaule and hooker Wayne Avei, before James struck with two penalties in the final seven minutes.
Regan King's try in the 50th minute edged Clermont ahead after a narrow first half saw Camille Lopez and David Skrela trade penalties, with Clermont scrum-half Ludovic Radosavljevic adding a drop goal.
Bordeaux were unable to hang on to a 22-24 advantage as James struck to give Clermont's much-changed side a narrow victory.