Lyon’s unbeaten start to the Top 14 season came to a halt as Jake McIntyre’s boot helped Clermont Auvergne to a 24-15 victory on Sunday.
The visitors, who played over half an hour with 14 men, had won each of their opening seven matches of the campaign prior to their trip to a wet Marcel-Michelin Stadium.
McIntyre was key for an organised Clermont outfit, with the Australian fly-half nailing eight penalties in a contest devoid of tries.
Jonathan Wisniewski struck five three-pointers of his own for Lyon, but Liam Gill – who received a yellow card in the first half – was sent off after committing another sin-binning offence for diving off his feet at a ruck and the away side were unable to find a route back into the game.
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