Laidlaw helps Clermont end La Rochelle's seven-win streak
Laidlaw scored one of his team’s tries and booted two conversions and three penalties – all in the first half – as Clermont stretched their unbeaten run in all competitions to three months.
Clermont were rarely threatened on Sunday racing into a 13-0 lead after 23 minutes thanks to two penalties from Laidlaw who also converted his own try.
Clermont made the most of La Rochelle’s indiscipline, being awarded a penalty try in the 57th minute for a 30-12 advantage.
In all, the visitors gave up 19 penalties and had three players sent to the sin bin.
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