Trinh-Duc snatches victory for Montpellier
August 29, 2014
Francois Trinh-Duc celebrates with his team-mates after kicking what proved to be the winning penalty © Getty Images
Francois Trinh-Duc held his nerve with a last-gasp penalty as Montpellier shocked Clermont 21-20 at the Stade Marcel Michelin.
Trinh-Duc kicked 18 of the visitors' points, striking the decisive blow from 45 yards when Clermont were penalised in a scrum.
The only try of the match was scored by Fritz Lee, taking advantage of a rolling maul to hand Clermont an 8-6 lead at the break on his first start of the season.
Montpellier fought back after the restart with Trinh-Duc landing two drop goals to go with his four penalties as the visitors secured a first win at Clermont.
Nicolas Mas' yellow card looked like it would prove to be decisive with Clermont taking the lead again, Brock James kicking five penalties overall, only for Trinh-Duc to snatch victory at the death.
© ESPN Sports Media Ltd
England broke their losing streak, but this was not them clawing their way back among the best, writes Tom Hamilton
Wales were just 13 minutes from a famous victory, but the lessons to be learned in defeat are almost exactly the same as those from previous near-misses, writes Huw Richards
Ahead of England's clash with Samoa, Scrum Sevens takes a wander down memory lane and celebrates seven examples of Pacific Islands magic
England must find a way to improve their game by tiny margins and they will get there, writes Phil Vickery