Alivereti Raka’s try sparks Clermont
Paris: Sensational Fijian winger Alivereti Raka scored again as Clermont came back from 0-19 down in the second-half to run out 24-19 winners against Bordeaux-Bègles at Stade Chaban Delmas on Sunday. Play-off hopefuls UBB with winger Metuisela Talebula looked set to pick up the four points after carding four Pierre Bernard penalties and a converted Berend Botha try by the 44 minute mark, with Clermont unable to trouble the scorers in a poor first-half showing. But then came a dramatic closing half-hour as the Top 14 pace-setters clicked into gear with tries from Raka, Patricio Fernandez and Wesley Fofana ultimately seeing them stun the home crowd and seal an unlikely victory. Clermont are now five points clear of Toulon in the standings after this win, with Bordeaux-Bègles remaining in fifth position as they wonder what might have been after letting that hefty 19-point advantage slip through their fingers.