Clermont Auvergne down Montauban

Montauban  hosted ASM Clermont Auvergne for their second round Heineken Cup clash in Pool 1 on Sunday and Clermont won 19 -24.

Montauban had entered the match on a positive note having run champions Munster close last weekend in the opening round.


Clermont made up for their disappointing loss to Sale last weekend with a nail-biting 24-19 win over Montauban, scoring tries through Alexandre Audebert and Napolioni Vonowale Nalaga (2).


Final Score Montauban 19  ASM Clermont Auvergne 24



ASM Clermont Auvergne
Tries -Vonowale-Nalaga 2, Audebert
Pen- James
Con -James 3


Tries -Battut
Pen- Mitu 4
Con – Mitu


Referee: Chris White (England)


Attendance: 8,000

Match points: Montauban 1 pts, ASM Clermont Auvergne 4 pts

Man of the Match: Napolioni Vonowale Nalaga (ASM Clermont Auvergne)



Montauban: J Laharrague, Y Audrin, J Viard, R Jahouer, V Delasau, R Lespinas, P Mitu, G Shvelidze, B Mach, N Adams, K Ghezal, R Frost, Y Caballero, M Raynaud [capt], M Clarkin

Replacements: G Parriel, L DelBoulbes, B Sa, S Murray, A Boutaty, F Fortassin, J Audy

ASM Clermont Auvergne: B Baby, N Vonowale Nalaga, G Canale, S Bai, J Malzieu, B James, P Mignoni, S Davison, B Cabello, J Roux, J Pierre, C Samson, J Bonnaire, A Audebert, E Vermeulen [capt]

Replacements: M Lozupone, T Domingo, L Jacquet, E Etien, J Senio, A Mignardi, A Floch.

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