Clermont Auvergne surge to beat Exeter Chiefs

Clermont Auvergne staged an incredible second half comeback to win 12-46 in a Heineken Cup Pool 5 clash at Sandy Park on Saturday.


Clermont showed their class in the second half as they were trailing 12-10 at half time but scored 36 unanswered points while keeping Exeter pointless.


More to follow.


Final Score Exeter 12 (12) Clermont Auvergne 46 (10)


Scorers


Exeter Chiefs
Penalties: Steenson 4


Clermont
Tries: Nalaga 2, Fofana 2, Bonnaire, Sivivatu
Penalties: Parra 2
Conversions: Parra 3 Skrela 2


Match Officials
Referee
: John Lacey (Ire),
Assistant ref: Paul Haycock,
Assistant ref: Brian MacNeice,
TMO: Kevin Beggs,
Citing Commissioner: Gordon Black


Teams


Exeter Chiefs: Luke Arscott; Ian Whitten, Phil Dollman, Jason Shoemark, Matt Jess; Gareth Steenson, Haydn Thomas; Brett Sturgess, Simon Alcott, Carl Rimmer, Tom Hayes (c), Dean Mumm, Tom Johnson, James Scaysbrook, Richard Baxter.


Replacements: Chris Whitehead, Chris Budgen, Ben Moon, James Hanks, Aly Muldowney, Will Chudley, Ignacio Mieres, Sireli Naqelevuki


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


Replacements: Ti’I Paulo, Vincent Debaty, Daniel Kotze, Loic Jacquet, Elvis Vermeulen, Ludovic Radosavljevic, David Skrela, Benson Stanley.

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