With his side hot on attack, Cruden looked to push the ball to the wide channels via a cross-field kick, which he undercooked. Clermont winger Damian Penaud welcomed the ball into his arms and took off downfield, taking it back 90-metres to score at the other end.
Cruelly for Cruden, he tore his hamstring in pursuit of the flying Clermont winger, ending his match.
Clermont edged Montpellier 28-23 with the botched kick proving the difference.
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