Scarlets see red as Clermont win with ease

Clermont Auvergne secured a convincing 49-16 victory over a 14 man Scarlets team in their opening Heineken Cup match at Stade Marcel Michelin.


Scarlets managed to get ahead of Clermont early in the first half but when Morgan Stoddart was shown a red card in the 37th minute Clermont started to run away with the victory.


More to follow.


Final Score Clermont Auvergne 49 (16) Scarlets 16 (13)


Scorers


Clermont Auvergne
Tries: Sivivatu, Byrne, Chouly, Bonnaire, Nalaga
Penalties: Parra 3
Conversions: Parra 4, Radoslavjevic


Scarlets
Tries: Davies
Penalties: Priestland 2 Conversions: Priestland
Drop-goals: Priestland


Referee: Peter Fitzgibbon (Ireland)


Teams


Clermont Auvergne: Lee Byrne; Sitiveni Sivivatu; Aurelien Rougerie (capt), Wesley Fofana, Napolioni Nalaga; Brock James, Morgan Parra; Thomas Domingo, Benjamin Kayser, Davit Zirakashvili, Jamie Cudmore, Nathan Hines, Julien Bonnaire, Gerhard Vosloo, Damien Chouly.


Replacements: Ti’i Paulo, Vincent Debaty, Daniel Kotze, Julien Pierre, Elvis Vermeulen, Ludovic Radosavljevic, David Skrela, Benson Stanley.


Scarlets: Liam Williams; George North; Jonathan Davies, Scott Williams; Morgan Stoddart; Rhys Priestland, Tavis Knoyle; Phil John, Matthew Rees, Samson Lee, George Earle, Johan Snyman, Aaron Shingler, Rob McCusker (capt), Josh Turnbull.


Replacements: Ken Owens, Shaun Hopkins, Deacon Manu, Sione Timani, Kieran Murphy, Gareth Davies, Aled Thomas, Gareth Maule.

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