Clermont hammer Aironi in Heineken Cup

Clermont Auverge hammered Italian side Aironi 54-3 in their Pool 4 Heineken Cup clash at the Marcel Michelin stadium scoring eight tries in the match.

Lee Byrne opened the scoring, the Welsh full-back touching down after just
ten minutes at the Stade Stade Marcel Michelin. Scrum-half Morgan Parra added
the conversion.

Luciano Orquera grabbed a penalty for the visitors after 13 minutes but the
remaining first period was all about the hosts who scored two further tries
through Gerhard Vosloo and Brock James.

Parra again was on form with the boot taking the scores to 21 v 3 at the break.

The hosts then wrapped up the crucial try-scoring bonus point with Julien Bonnaire
touching down after 50minutes.

Flanker Julien Bardy was next on the score-sheet for Clermont’s fifth try and
Brock James added the conversion.

Jean-Marcel Buttin, Wesley Fofana and Julien Malzieu all scored further tries
in a comfortable victory for Jean-Marc Lhermet’s try.

Final Score Clermont Auvergne 54 (21) Aironi 3 (3)


Scorers


Clermont
Tries: Byrne, Vosloo, James, Bonnaire, Bardy, Buttin, Fofana, Malzieu
Conversions: Parra 4, James 3


Aironi
Penalties: Orquera


Referee: John Paul ‘JP’ Doyle (England)


Teams


ASM Clermont Auvergne: L Byrne, N Nakaitaci, A Rougerie [capt], W Fofana, J Malzieu, B James, M Parra, V Debaty, T Paulo, D Kotze, L Jacquet, N Hines, G Vosloo, J Bardy, J Bonnaire


Replacements: B Kayser, C Ric, D Zirakashvili, J White, A Audebert, L Radoslavjevic , G Canale, J Buttin


Aironi Rugby: R Trevisan, S Sinoti, R Quartaroli, G Pavan, G Venditti, L Orquera, T Keats, M Aguero, T D’Apice , F Staibano, Q Geldenhuys, M Bortolami [capt], J Furno, J Sole, F Viljoen


Replacements: R Santamaria, A de Marchi, L Romano, G Biagi, F Ferrarini, G Bronzini, N Olivier, G Toniolatti

With thanks to ERCRugby

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