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#Clermont Auvergne

# clermont-auvergne - Thursday 14 August, 2014

5 questions we have going into the Top 14 season

The Top 14 is back this weekend and we took a look at some key storylines

# clermont-auvergne - Saturday 26 April, 2014

Saracens’ name on the Heineken Cup? Ashton breaks record as Clermont crumble Chokes And Tackles This post contains videos

Saracens’ name on the Heineken Cup? Ashton breaks record as Clermont crumble

The England winger surpassed the record for tournament tries and referee Nigel Owens made his mark.

# clermont-auvergne - Saturday 15 February, 2014

‘They play for each other. You can’t buy that’ – Grenoble stun Top 14 leaders Clermont

Irish scrum-half James Hart came off the bench to score a conversion and take part in a tenacious rearguard action.

# clermont-auvergne - Saturday 7 September, 2013

Heaslip and O’Brien linked with Clermont as contract season looms

The Heineken Cup runners-up are also said to be targeting Ma’a Nonu for this season.

# clermont-auvergne - Monday 20 May, 2013

Kicking king: ‘Life just gets better and better’ for Jonny Wilkinson

The English number 10 says this Heineken Cup victory has in many ways eclipsed his World Cup win.

# clermont-auvergne - Friday 26 April, 2013

Agony & Ecstasy: A brief history of Munster’s French semi-final adventures SUAF This post contains videos

Agony & Ecstasy: A brief history of Munster’s French semi-final adventures

Munster have been down this road five times before.

# clermont-auvergne - Saturday 6 April, 2013

Clermont prove too strong for Montpellier

Last year’s semi-finalists booked their place in the last four at the Stade Marcel Michelin.

# clermont-auvergne - Thursday 10 January, 2013

Rob ready to make instant impact

A four-try bonus point against Scarlets this weekend would boost Leinster’s slender hopes of qualification but Rob Kearney says that won’t change their game plan.

# clermont-auvergne - Sunday 16 December, 2012

Leinster not dead yet, says disappointed O’Driscoll

The star admits his side now only have “an outside chance” of progressing past the Heineken Cup group stages.

# clermont-auvergne - Saturday 15 December, 2012

As it happened: Leinster v Clermont Auvergne, Heineken Cup Liveblog This post contains videos

As it happened: Leinster v Clermont Auvergne, Heineken Cup

It was win or bust for the reigning champions and we were in the Aviva Stadium to watch every big hit.

# clermont-auvergne - Wednesday 12 December, 2012

Ross: Leinster re-emerging from ‘dark place’ for second swing at Clermont

If Leinster lose they’re out. That’s how the prop is approaching this painful week.

# clermont-auvergne - Tuesday 11 December, 2012

Heineken Cup: O’Malley, Kearney back in the mix for ‘must-win’ Clermont clash

Leinster’s backline problems are easing slightly, but defeat on Saturday could end their defence of the European crown.

Kearney full of praise for stand-in Madigan, but setting no targets for Clermont rematch

The injured fullback also backed Jonathan Sexton’s contentious decision to shun a kick at goal on Sunday.

# clermont-auvergne - Sunday 9 December, 2012

Inside out: D’Arcy hoping to relive glory days against Clermont

It will be Rougerie and Fofana up against the untested Goodman-D’Arcy axis.

# clermont-auvergne - Friday 7 December, 2012

Heineken Cup cheat sheet: Your guide to this weekend’s European rugby action

Our four provinces are facing into a pivotal fortnight of the season, here’s all you need to know.

# clermont-auvergne - Monday 3 December, 2012

Leinster fighting fit for Clermont trip

Joe Schmidt has no major injury worries ahead of Sunday’s Heineken Cup trip to French giants Clermont Auvergne.

# clermont-auvergne - Sunday 2 December, 2012

Rejigs and highlight reels for depleted Leinster backline

Joe Schmidt, though, reserved much of his praise for Kevin McLaughlin and Isaac Boss.

# clermont-auvergne - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

Forgotten man Fitzgerald facing long road back to the Irish fold

A protracted return from a neck injury means festive fixtures are the realistic aim for the Wicklow native.

# clermont-auvergne - Tuesday 23 October, 2012

Tough break: Vosloo right back on Clermont injury list

The South African returned from a five-month layoff for 28 minutes on Saturday.

# clermont-auvergne - Monday 22 October, 2012

In pictures: Our Heineken Cup Team of the Week First XV This post contains images

In pictures: Our Heineken Cup Team of the Week

Two Irish players have made the cut while there are some honourable mentions for three others.

# clermont-auvergne - Thursday 18 October, 2012

Stamped out: Nathan Hines handed six-week ban

The Clermont lock was cited for stamping in the first half of the 49-16 win over Llanelli, but he will return in time for Leinster’s visit to France.

# clermont-auvergne - Saturday 13 October, 2012

Heineken Cup: Huge wins for Saracens, Harlequins and Clermont

Sarries were so delighted with their 45-0 win over Edinburgh that they splashed out £302.15 in McDonalds.

Heineken Cup Preview, Pool 5: Can Leinster make it all the way to… eh, Dublin?

The Blues are eyeing a hat-trick at Lansdowne.

# clermont-auvergne - Friday 5 October, 2012

Signing of the season: Leinster tie up Joe Schmidt until summer 2014

A one-year extension is superb business for the European champions but should rule the Kiwi out of the running for the Ireland job.

# clermont-auvergne - Monday 30 April, 2012

Here’s how the French papers reacted to Leinster’s win yesterday

L’Equipe were not happy with Wayne Barnes’ performance, while Le Figaro suggested that the visitors deserved their victory.

# clermont-auvergne - Sunday 29 April, 2012

Player ratings: We mark the Leinster players out of 10

It came down to a TMO and an amazing rearguard action but the Blues held on to set up a final with Ulster.

As it happened: Clermont v Leinster, Heineken Cup Last Four This post contains videos

As it happened: Clermont v Leinster, Heineken Cup

Joe Schmidt’s men could set up a final date with Ulster at Twickenham if they could overcome a potent Clermont Auvergne side in Bordeaux.

Stand back: This could get nice and messy

Joe Schmidt is never without his composure, but on the inside he knows that all his work is on the line at Stade Chaban Delmas today.

# clermont-auvergne - Friday 27 April, 2012

Clermont v Leinster: 3 key battles to decide European Cup clash Last Four This post contains videos

Clermont v Leinster: 3 key battles to decide European Cup clash

We look at the main areas that Joe Schmidt’s men will graft for an advantage to make the final in Twickenham.

Who the Boss? Isaac gets the nod at scrum-half for Clermont clash

Leinster name their starting line-up for their Heineken Cup semi-final and there is no place for Eoin Reddan.

# clermont-auvergne - Thursday 26 April, 2012

YouTube Top 10: because flying rats are no laughing matter Going Viral This post contains videos

YouTube Top 10: because flying rats are no laughing matter

This week also features a number of pretty spectacular goals, in addition to a French invasion of O’Connell St.

# clermont-auvergne - Tuesday 24 April, 2012

Heineken Cup: Sexton preparing for ‘toughest test’

The Leinster and Ireland number 10 says his side can leave no stone unturned before facing Clermont, the ‘best team’ in the competition.

# clermont-auvergne - Monday 23 April, 2012

No news is good news: Injuries not a factor in Leinster’s biggest week

The Heineken Cup holders are firmly focused in this, the business end of the season.

# clermont-auvergne - Friday 20 April, 2012

Mascot call for Leinster semi-final: Get on the phone to your niece or nephew!

The Blues are looking for a young fan to run out with the team in Bordeaux before their knock-out clash.

# clermont-auvergne - Thursday 19 April, 2012

Get in there: Programme seller job may be just the ticket for Leinster semi-final

Publishing company looks for eager beavers to sell official match magazines at the Heineken Cup knock-out in Bordeaux.

# clermont-auvergne - Monday 9 April, 2012

Poll: Who do you think will win the Heineken Cup? Have Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who do you think will win the Heineken Cup?

Four teams now remain in the competition. Who do you fancy?

# clermont-auvergne - Sunday 8 April, 2012

Brock James on Leinster: “We’re keen to get stuck into them”

The Australian out-half is eager to erase memories of a poor performance against the Irish side two years ago

# clermont-auvergne - Friday 6 April, 2012

Munster versus Ulster: 3 keys battles to decide European Cup clash

A semi-final date at Lansdowne Road awaits and some familiar faces return to spice up the knock-out clash

# clermont-auvergne - Sunday 22 January, 2012

Heineken Cup: Irish derby tops quarter-final billing

One thing’s for sure: all three Irish sides won’t be progressing to the semi-finals.

# clermont-auvergne - Saturday 21 January, 2012

As it happened: Clermont v Ulster

Ulster have made the final eight of the Heineken Cup already but can they top their pool campaign off with victory?