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ASM Clermont Auvergne vs Northampton Saints

Match Details

HT ScoreHalf Time Score

Clermont 22-3 Saints

FT ScoreFull Time Score

Clermont 61-38 Saints

Attendance

15,399

Referee

George Clancy

Clermont Auvergne
ASM Clermont Auvergne
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Summary

Full Time

Northampton Saints
Northampton Saints
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Clermont Auvergne
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Northampton Saints
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We've just enough time for a restart and Saints whip the ball wide to  Gibson. He comes forwards but his offload finds touch instead of Tuala's hands and that's the game. 

Hutchinson...

... sends the conversion over too!

TRYYYY MOON!

Saints push and it's Moon who eventually gets over the line!

79

Gibson collects the restart and races forwards. Saints are within inches now.

Laidlaw...

... sends the simple conversion through.

Try Clermont.

Saints go short at the restart but the ball comes loose and Betham scoops it up and races into the line. 

Laidlaw...

... sends the conversion through too. 

Try Clermont.

The ball comes quickly off the scrum and Penaud breaks through the line and races in to score. 

73

Parra clears the restart and Tuala is there but the ball comes forwards and Clermont will have the scrum. 

Laidlaw...

... sends the conversion through. 

Try Clermont.

The ball comes wide and Nanai-Williams slips through Saints' line to score.

71

The lineout goes awry and Raka is away with the ball down the left. He's taken down before the line but Clermont are close. 

70

Clermont secure the restart and Laidlaw boxes clear but it goes straight out. Lineout Saints on Clermont's 22. 

Laidlaw...

... sends the kick through.

69

Saints secure the ball from scrum but Clancy awards Clermont a penalty. They point to the posts.

68

Saints secure the restart but the ball comes loose as the ball comes into the midfield. Scrum Clermont inside Saints' 22. 

Hutchinson...

... sends the conversion through too!

TRYYYYYY HUTCH!!!

Burrell breaks through on the halfway line and storms forwards and Hutchinson is there on his should to race the final yards to score!

Hutchinson...

... sends the conversion through again!

TRYYYYY MITCHELL!!

Hutchinson and Gibson break through and Saints get the ball through the hands to see Mitchell through under the posts!

63

Saints secure the restart and box it clear but Clermont keep it in. They begin to push and Yato breaks. Mitchell puts in a huge tackle on the back row though and he knocks on. Naiyaravoro scoops it up and Saints come forwards.

Hutchinson...

... sends the conversion through too!

TRYYYY LUTHER!

Saints earn a penalty at the scrum and Mitchell goes quickly. Hutchinson breaks and Burrell is with him to score under the posts!

60

Clermont come forwards off the scrum but knock on and Saints have the scrum. 

59

Saints reclaim the restart and push forwards. They make it up to the Clermont 22 but knock on there and Clermont will have the scrum. 

Laidlaw...

... who replaced Parra in the build up, sends the simple conversion through.

Try Clermont.

Saints knock the restart on and Penaud is there. He dodges and dives his way to the line to score under the posts. 

Hutchinson...

... nails the conversion too!

TRYYYY TUALA!!

A brilliant attacking play from Saints! It goes through Hutchinson, Collins and Tuala before the latter scores!

55

Clermont collect the 22 drop and come forwards. Brüssow turns the ball over and Saints begin to push. 

Ludlam, Biggar and Francis make way as we restart, with Brüssow, Burrell and Tuala coming onto the field.

52

Clermont look to maul but it comes down short of the line. Lopez sends a grubber through for Nanai-Williams but the fullback can't get there and it goes dead. 22 drop to Saints.

Another change for Saints; Mitchell replaces Reinach as we set the lineout. 

50

Clermont clear the restart and Saints come forwards from the lineout. They work into Clermont's half again but Hutchinson finds himself isolated and is penalised for holding on. Lopez sends it to touch for a lineout inside Saints' 22. 

No conversion from Parra but Saints make some changes as we restart; Van Wyk and Franks enter play with Waller and Hill leaving the field. 

Try Clermont.

Lopez sends the cross field kick over and Penaud is there. He comes forwards and the ball ends up in Betham's hands who dots down despite valiant chase from Collins.

47

Clermont secure the lineout and come forwards but the ball comes loose and Hutchinson collects it. He comes forwards with Reinach outside him but the scrum-half knocks on and Clermont will have the scrum.

46

Free kick Clermont at the scrum but Parra's kick goes straight out and we come back for the lineout on Clermont's 22. 

Lawes leaves the field with Gibson coming on in his place. 

45

Clermont come wide but a pass goes forwards. Saints intercept and look like they've scored but Clancy had already blown for the forward pass and we come back for the scrum. 

44

Saints somehow steal the ball inside the Clermont 22 and comes forwards. Clermont get it back as Saints knock on but Saints still pressure well. We come back for the scrum though. 

Parra...

... sends the kick through.

42

Penalty Clermont at the scrum. Parra points to the posts. 

41

Lopez clears the restart and Raka is in chase. He gets there but the ball comes loose. Somehow Clermont keep possession there but Saints turn the ball over. But as it comes back to Biggar he can't collect it. Scrum Clermont. 

40

We're back underway!

Biggar gets us back underway in Clermont.

Huge shove from Clermont at the scrum and they get the ball away too. They run the clock down and Lopez sends it into the stands to end the half.

Itturia returns as we set the scrum, with Lapandry making way.

37

Saints maul forwards and get over the line but Clancy deems it to have been held up. Scrum Clermont. 

36

Saints barge forwards from the lineout and are within inches now, they've got an advantage coming which we come back for eventually. Biggar sends it to the corner and Saints have the lineout on the Clermont five metre. 

HIA for Fish and Marshall replaces him. 

34

Hutchinson comes forwards off the back of the scrum and Saints come forwards. They earn a penalty at the breakdown and Biggar sends it to the corner. 

Iturria comes off for a HIA, with Lapandry taking his place. 

33

Overthrow at the lineout but Biggar secures it. He's isolated though and gets turned over. Clermont come wide quickly but knock on there. Scrum Saints. 

32

Penalty Saints at the scrum. Biggar sends it into touch for a lineout back near halfway. 

31

Scrappy at the lineout and Clermont secure the ball but Kayser knocks on and Saints will have the scrum. 

30

Saints secure the cleared restart and work their way up to the Clermont 22 quickly. But the ball comes loose and Clermont secure it. Lopez sends it downfield and it bounces into touch within Saints' 22. Lineout Clermont there.

Penalty Try Clermont.

After reviewing the footage, referee George Clancy awards Clermont a penalty try. Sending Naiyaravoro into the sin bin in the process. 

28

Clermont come crashing bak towards Saints' line and get close through Raka, Itturia is with him but Naiyaravoro pushes him into touch. We're with the TMO to see if it was a no-arms tackle through. 

Parra...

... adds the extras too. 

Try Clermont.

Saints look to attack but the ball comes loose and Penaud scoops it up. With no one in behind he runs it in.

25

Penalty Saints at the breakdown and Biggar sends it to touch. Lineout Saints inside Clermont's half.

24

Clermont chip through from the scrum and Saints will have the lineout. 

23

Ratuniyarawa takes the lineout and Saints come forwards. They work up to the 22 but short ball finds Fish with Clermont bodies around him and he's held up. Scrum Clermont. 

22

Parra boxes the restart and Saints will have the lineout just outside the home 22. 

21

No conversion from Parra though and Saints restart.

Try Clermont.

Naqalevu takes an offload in space from Raka and he finds Betham on his shoulder to finish the job.

18

Naqalevu breaks through and makes it up to Saints' 22 off the back of the lineout but he's turned over. Reinach boxes but it stays in. Clermont being to attack again.

17

Saints make it up to the 22 as Fish carries forwards but there he's penalised for holding on. Lopez sends the ball to touch for a lineout just inside Saints' half.

16

Clermont collect but good pressure from Saints forces Parra to clear. Collins there and Saints are pushing again.

15

The ball comes wide to Harrison but he's pushed into touch. Lineout Clermont just inside their own half. 

13

Free kick Saints at the scrum and they go quickly. Collins comes down the right and Saints are pushing up to the Clermont 22 now. 

12

Saints work hard at the maul but Clermont still get the ball away. Raka comes down the left up to the 22 before it comes back the other way. But there the ball comes forwards and Saints have the scrum. 

11

Naiyaravoro takes the restart and Reinach boxes clear. Lineout Clermont by halfway. 

Biggar...

... sends the penalty through to level things up.

9

Penalty Saints at the scrum! And Biggar points to the posts.

8

Held up says the TMO as Yato scrambles back well. Scrum Saints on the Clermont five metre.

8

Clermont collect the lineout and push forwards before Parra sends it back to Lopez to clear. Naiyaravoro keeps it in though and comes forward hard, Reinach is there and he's over the line but we're with the TMO to see if he's grounded it...

6

Penalty Clermont at the scrum. Lopez sends it to touch for a lineout just outside the Clermont 22. 

5

Overthrow at the lineout but Biggar collects it. Ratuniyarawa charges for the line but Clermont pile in to hold him up. Scrum Clermont on their own five metre.

4

Clermont steal the lineout and Parra boxes again. Collins is there and Saints come forwards. And they earn a penalty near the halfway line, Biggar sends it to touch. Lineout Saints in Clermont's 22. 

3

Parra sends the ball skyward from the restart and finds touch. Lineout Saints.

Parra...

... sends the ball through to get the scoring started. 

1

Penalty Clermont as Saints are penalised at the breakdown. Parra points to the posts. 

1

Clermont reclaim the kick-off and are pushing inside Saints' 22 now. 

HERE WE GO!

Saints' European Challenge Cup Quarter-Final is on!

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Opposition LineupClermont Auvergne

15
Tim Nanai-Williams
14
Damian Penaud
13
Peter Betham
12
Apisai Naqalevu
11
Alivereti Raka
10
Camille Lopez
9
Morgan Parra
1
Etienne Falgoux
2
Benjamin Kayser
3
Rabah Slimani
4
Sitaleki Timani
5
Paul Jedrasiak
6
Peceli Yato
7
Arthur Iturria
8
Fritz Lee

SubsClermont Auvergne

16
John Ulugia
17
Beka Kakabadze
18
Michael Simutoga
19
Alexandre Lapandry
20
Alexandre Fischer
21
Greig Laidlaw
22
Setareki Tuicuvu
23
Remi Grosso
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Clermont Auvergne
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Northampton Saints
Northampton SaintsNOR740332018813247266022
Form Guide

Form

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Last match

Lost to Leinster 26-34

Past meeting

Lost 38-61
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Clermont Auvergne
ASM Clermont Auvergne
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Northampton Saints
Northampton Saints
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