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  • Rougerie, Byrne, Sivivatu, Vonowale-Nalaga, Fofana,
    Penalty goals: Parra,
    Conversions: Parra (2), Skrela (2),
36 - 14


  • Nagusa,
    Penalty goals: Paillaugue (3),

Clermont v Montpellier - Live

Last updated: 6th April 2013  

80 All over - 36-14 a harsh scoreline on Montpellier who performed bravely. But what about Clermont Auvergne? Favourites for the title, no doubt about that. Five tries against their French rivals means they now wait to see whether they will face Harlequins or Munster. A brilliant performance.

TRY78 TRY, MONTPELLIER, NAGUSA! 36-14 Home crowd bouncing now as they dream of a first ever Heineken title. Montpellier scrum and they attack from in their own half, Nagusa dummying brilliantly down the right touchline as Montpellier do get a consolation try to generous applause from the crowd.

TRY75 TRY, CLERMONT, NALAGA! 36-9 Salt in the wound. Clermont have been outstanding in the second half. Wide pass from Vosloo falls to Nalaga, who cruises in. Game over.

73 Byrne nearly has a second, trying to muscle his way through down the left but the ball goes forward. The hosts are rampant.

70 Ouedraogo's pass goes straight into touch - summing up Montpellier's struggles. Parra chips through but it's straight out, lineout to Montpellier on halfway.

TRY67 TRY, CLERMONT, BYRNE! 29-9 Subtle line from Lee Byrne puts Clermont on the attack, great decoy runners. Fofana beats the rush defence, wide right to Rougerie and onto Byrne!!! It's all over, try to Clermont! Harsh on Montpellier, but that is ruthless.

65 Clermont steal the lineout but Sivivatu slices his kick, giving Montpellier a third set-piece opportunity. Wide pass to Artru but Montpellier going backwards now, and Clermont win the penalty at the breakdown.

63 Fernandez chips over the top but Montpellier are unable to regather it. No problem, back for the penalty and Montpellier go for the corner again.

60 Tulou replaced by Montpellier as the visitors have a lineout outside the Clermont 22 - Nagusa sliding on the inside line. Loose ball and Clermont went offside, Montpellier have to go for the corner.

57 Error from Tulou sees the ball bounce out into touch. Clermont lineout inside the opposition 22 - all getting a bit wild as Montpellier recover possession and look to the wide channels to attack, but with little success.

54 Clermont applying the pressure the now as Montpellier try and play their way out of their 22, only to knock on.

TRY51 TRY, CLERMONT, SIVIVATU! 22-9 Absolutely brilliant try from Clermont. Fofana makes the space for Sivivatu, passing inside and the former All Black just glides round the defenders. Has support, doesn't need it. A gem of a try and Clermont look like winners now.

48 Tulou crashing up as Montpellier to get a foot back into this game. Clermont stay firm.

46 Parra shanks a penalty attempt ride to the right as Montpellier stay in touch.

43 Clermont scrum near halfway on the left-hand side, Fofana trying to cut in but to little success. Sivivatu breaks but the ball goes forward, scrum to Montpellier.

42 Break from Vosloo is snuffed out, but Clermont have started with great intent.

40 Pierre Berard begins the second half for Montpellier, the visitors must score next to stop Clermont's momentum.

Half Time Clermont 15-9 Montpellier

40 Safe ball for Clermont who secure the lineout and clear. No progress for either side and that's the interval - a brutally physical half as expected, Montpellier will be frustrated that they let their early lead slip. Clermont building momentum.

38 Neither side making much progress with the boot until Montpellier pounce, Paillaugue kicking through into the corner.

36 Penalty to Clermont at the breakdown, clearing into the Clermont half. Powerful drive from Domingo but the ball is into touch, lineout to Montpellier.

34 Tulou under the high ball but is smothered by a group of Clermont tacklers, penalty to Montpellier who will kick into the corner.

TRY32 TRY, CLERMONT, ROUGERIE! 15-9 Tulou knocks on from a pick and go as Clermont counter, winning the penalty. Lineout inside the Clermont half. Magical break from Sivivatu who draws Amorosino and feeds inside to Rougerie, try to Clermont! The hosts take the lead for the first time.

29 Risky pass from Radosavljevic is nearly picked off in the 22 but Clermont recover before Sivivatu is forced into touch.

TRY27 TRY, CLERMONT, FOFANA! 8-9 Well-worked try by the hosts as Parra chips over the top into the corner, with Fofana collecting to dot down. Checked by the TMO, but the score is good and Clermont are right back in it. Parra misses the conversion.

25 Santiago Fernanadez builds the territory for Montpellier as Trinh-Duc continues to struggle with an injury, currently unable to run. Clermont's pack is driven back as they continue to pick and go. Parra chips long, too long, as Trinh-Duc finally departs. Dropout for Montpellier.

Penalty23 PENALTY, MONTPELLIER, PAILLAUGUE! 3-9 Clermont penalised as Privat causes trouble, shot at goal for the Montpellier scrum-half. Over it goes! Sweet strike.

22 Clermont left scrambling as Parra forces a tough pass to Sivivatu five metres out, but Montpellier knock on deliberately.

Penalty20 PENALTY, MONTPELLIER, PARRA! 3-6 First points for the hosts, dead central for Parra who makes no mistake.

19 Stolen lineout by Clermont, Fofana with his first carry. Parra down the blindside, Clermont looking to get into this game. Sivivatu glides through the midfield and Clermont have an advantage and Parra will go for goal.

18 Sivivatu returns Trinh-Duc's kick with interest as Clermont attack from within their own half. Turned over by Montpellier again at the breakdown, winning the battles early on. Wide passing but struggling to find a gap, Trinh-Duc kicks long. The ball sits up for Lee Byrne who finds touch.

17 Very difficult kick for the scrum-half and he misses to the left, Clermont to drop out.

16 Brilliant counter-drive from Montpellier and Tulou races away, Nagusa with the ball in space down the right wing. Clermont penalised for coming in at the side, another opportunity for Paillaugue.

14 Ouedraogo knocks on inside his 22 and Clermont have an excellent platform here to attack.

Penalty13 PENALTY, MONTPELLIER, PAILLAUGUE! 0-6 Easy does it and Montpellier stretch their lead.

11 Sustained pressure from Montpellier who force the penalty, simple shot at goal for Paillaugue just outside the 22.

9 Clermont lineout deep in their own 22, but Radosavljevic clears after Bardy created the platform. Long lineout by Montpellier and Amorosino attacks, Gorgodze carrying up the middle.

7 Paillaugue charged down but Montpellier have the scrum in their 22 - winning the penalty and Trinh-Duc clears to half-way.

Penalty5 PENALTY, MONTPELLIER, PAILLAUGE! 0-3 Superb strike from the scrum-half, the visitors take the lead.

4 Free kick to Clermont who kick long through Rougerie. Kicking tennis between the two sides but Montpellier win the penalty, Kayser taking out Trinh-Duc and that's a soft penalty.

3 Montpellier attack through Nagusa, but Tulou's pass goes forward. Ambitious passing, Clermont with the scrum outside their own 22.

2 Clermont with the early running but Radosavljevic's high kick is marked by Amorosino.

Kick-off A deafening noise as ever under the floodlights, Clermont looking to win their 58th consecutive game at the Stade Marcel Michelin. Let's get started - Radosavljevic with the honours. It's live!

Cloudy skies but no rain so far should hopefully cut down on the errors. We're nearly set.

Team news Clermont have been forced to name Ludovic Radoslavjevic at fly-half in the absence of the injured Brock James. Radoslavjevic started at ten in last week's 66-21 demolition of Agen and the team is largely unchanged though former All Black Sitiveni Sivivatu returns on the wing.

Team news Clermont have been forced to name Ludovic Radoslavjevic at fly-half in the absence of the injured Brock James. Radoslavjevic started at ten in last week's 66-21 demolition of Agen and the team is largely unchanged though former All Black Sitiveni Sivivatu returns on the wing.

Welcome Hello and welcome to the Stade Marcel Michelin for this all-French Heineken Cup quarter-final between Clermont Auvergne and Montpellier.

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