Clermont ease past Viadana in Heineken Cup

ASM Clermont Auvergne comfortbly beat Viadana 36-18 in their Heineken Cup clash at Stade Marcel Michelin in Clermont-Ferrand France on Saturday afternoon.


Clermont scored outscored their opponents by five tries to nil as Viadana were forced to rely on the boot for their points.

Despite their margin of victory, Clermont’s New Zealand coach Vern Cotter said: “The Italians are a good team, we had to respect them right to the finish. ”

“They gave us a good game.”

“We’re happy with the points but we’re going to have to look over a few things ahead of next week.”

Final Score ASM Clermont Auvergne 36  Viadana 18


ASM Clermont Auvergne
Tries – Baikeinuku, Russell 2, Debaty, Privat
Pen – Parra
Con – Parra 3, James
Drop –

Tries –
Pen – Hola 3, Law 3
Con –
Drop –

Referee: Peter Allan


ASM Clermont Auvergne: A Rougerie [capt], G Williams, G Canale, S Bai, J Malzieu, B Russell, M Parra, L Faure, M Ledesma, D Zirakashvili, C Samson, T Privat, J Bonnaire, A Audebert, E Vermeulen

Replacements: W Wepener, T Domingo, V Debaty, J Bardy, A Lapandry, L Radoslavjevic , B James, N Vonowale Nalaga

Viadana: G Law, S Pace, M Harvey, S Cox, M Pratichetti, P Hola, M Wilson, M Alonso, R Santamaria, I Elosu, S Hohneck, Q Geldenhuys [capt], A Benatti, A Birchall, G Quinnell

Replacements: J Garcia, L Milani, L Redolfini, J Furno, J Sole, P Canavosio, N Sintich, M Sepe

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