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#Clermont

# asm-clermont-auvergne - Today’s News

From The42 Were these 3 games Paul O’Connell’s best-ever performances for Munster? Legend This post contains videos

Were these 3 games Paul O’Connell’s best-ever performances for Munster?

The Munster legend will bow out after Saturday’s Pro12 final with Glasgow.

# asm-clermont-auvergne - Tuesday 5 May, 2015

From The42 At least Clermont won one consolation prize after their latest European heartbreak The Nearly Men

At least Clermont won one consolation prize after their latest European heartbreak

Nick Abendanon was named European Player of the Year today.

# asm-clermont-auvergne - Monday 4 May, 2015

From The42 Here’s The42′s Champions Cup team of the tournament Dream Team

Here’s The42′s Champions Cup team of the tournament

No surprise that Toulon and Clermont are well represented.

From The42 Nick Abendanon’s cheeky Champions Cup final try gets better every time you see it Audacious

# asm-clermont-auvergne - Sunday 3 May, 2015

From The42 Cigars with The Mechanic, and finding strength in tragedy: The week’s best sportswriting Sunday Papers

Cigars with The Mechanic, and finding strength in tragedy: The week’s best sportswriting

It wouldn’t be Sunday without our sportswriting round-up.

# asm-clermont-auvergne - Saturday 2 May, 2015

From The42 Toulon just became the best club team ever as success eludes Clermont in another heartbreaker History Makers

Toulon just became the best club team ever as success eludes Clermont in another heartbreaker

The galacticos became the first team to ever win three straight European Cups.

From The42 Toulon’s growing dominance and more Champions Cup talking points Big Issues

Toulon’s growing dominance and more Champions Cup talking points

Drew Mitchell’s second-half try was sublime, while both sides now look to the Top 14.

From The42 There’s an unbelievable crowd watching the Champions Cup final in Clermont Allez ASM

There’s an unbelievable crowd watching the Champions Cup final in Clermont

Why didn’t they all travel to London?

From The42 As it happened: Toulon v Clermont, Champions Cup final Minute-by-Minute

As it happened: Toulon v Clermont, Champions Cup final

Will it be three in-a-row for Toulon or can Clermont break their European duck?

From The42 Clermont ready to topple mighty Toulon and the weight of history Final Hurdle

Clermont ready to topple mighty Toulon and the weight of history

Toulon can make themselves European rugby royalty by sealing a third successive European crown.

From The42 Jamie Cudmore’s rocking a fairly outrageous pair of boots for the Champions Cup final Flash

Jamie Cudmore’s rocking a fairly outrageous pair of boots for the Champions Cup final

A second row has no business wearing such flamboyant footwear.

# asm-clermont-auvergne - Friday 1 May, 2015

From The42 Toulon drop Michalak as Clermont restore Morgan Parra for Champions Cup showdown Starting XV

Toulon drop Michalak as Clermont restore Morgan Parra for Champions Cup showdown

Both coaches have made two unforced changes to the line-ups hat started the semis.

From The42 Clermont look for first title against Toulon with Irish support behind them Les Jaunards

Clermont look for first title against Toulon with Irish support behind them

Jono Gibbes, the Yellow Army and their near misses make Clermont hard to dislike.

# asm-clermont-auvergne - Tuesday 28 April, 2015

From The42 Those free tickets for the Champions Cup final? That was a mistake, apparently Save Me A Space

Those free tickets for the Champions Cup final? That was a mistake, apparently

There could be as many as 30,000 empty seats in Twickenham on Saturday.

# asm-clermont-auvergne - Monday 27 April, 2015

From The42 The unluckiest man in European Cup final history will try to finally end his curse on Saturday Snake-bitten

The unluckiest man in European Cup final history will try to finally end his curse on Saturday

Unfortunately, he plays for the unluckiest team around.

From The42 A three-time European Cup winner with Leinster could join a very exclusive club this weekend Pedigree

A three-time European Cup winner with Leinster could join a very exclusive club this weekend

Only two men have won four European Cups. There could be a third soon enough.

# asm-clermont-auvergne - Saturday 25 April, 2015

From The42 The organisers of the Champions Cup are VERY desperate to shift final tickets Bargain

The organisers of the Champions Cup are VERY desperate to shift final tickets

They’ve gone for the old buy one get one free model.

# asm-clermont-auvergne - Wednesday 22 April, 2015

From The42 The list of imports joining French rugby next season will make Irish fans weep gently Big Spenders

The list of imports joining French rugby next season will make Irish fans weep gently

The domination of the Top 14 in Europe looks set to continue in 2016.

# asm-clermont-auvergne - Monday 20 April, 2015

From The42 Letter from Marseille: Leinster exit as French power prevails in Europe Puissance

Letter from Marseille: Leinster exit as French power prevails in Europe

Our man in France reflects on an absorbing Champions Cup semi-final weekend.

From The42 Which French giant do you think will win the first Champions Cup? London Calling This post contains a poll

Which French giant do you think will win the first Champions Cup?

It will be Clermont’s second European final, can they finally claim the title?

# asm-clermont-auvergne - Sunday 19 April, 2015

From The42 Clermont v Sarries could have put a crying baby to sleep but the only try was drop dead gorgeous Pinpoint

Clermont v Sarries could have put a crying baby to sleep but the only try was drop dead gorgeous

He and Wesley Fofana were in sync against Saracens.

# asm-clermont-auvergne - Saturday 18 April, 2015

From The42 Gibbes lies in wait for former club Leinster in Champions Cup final Old Boy

Gibbes lies in wait for former club Leinster in Champions Cup final

The ex-Leinster forwards coach has guided Clermont into their second European final.

From The42 King James and more talking points as Saracens fall short against Clermont Plus Fort

King James and more talking points as Saracens fall short against Clermont

Vunipola’s power, Clermont frailties, the Saracens counter attack and an atmosphere for the ages.

From The42 James inspires Clermont to Champions Cup semi-final win over Saracens Finalists

James inspires Clermont to Champions Cup semi-final win over Saracens

The Australian out-half was man of the match at an electric Stade Geoffrey-Guichard.

From The42 How did Chris Ashton get away with this no arms tackle which prevented a certain Clermont try? Chris Smashton

How did Chris Ashton get away with this no arms tackle which prevented a certain Clermont try?

Saracens lead Clermont 6-3 at half-time in France.

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From The42 As it happened: Clermont v Saracens, Champions Cup semi-final Minute-by-Minute

As it happened: Clermont v Saracens, Champions Cup semi-final

Can Clermont move one step closer to ending their European trophy drought?

# asm-clermont-auvergne - Thursday 16 April, 2015

From The42 Just to be clear – here’s what happens if either Champions Cup semi finishes in a draw Rule Book This post contains videos

# asm-clermont-auvergne - Thursday 9 April, 2015

From The42 This swinging arm got Saracens flanker Burger suspended for just one week Scot Free

This swinging arm got Saracens flanker Burger suspended for just one week

Jacques Burger is now free to play in the club’s Champions Cup semi-final against Clermont.

# asm-clermont-auvergne - Wednesday 8 April, 2015

From The42 Saracens’ destructive openside has been cited for this cheap shot against Racing Swinging Arm

Saracens’ destructive openside has been cited for this cheap shot against Racing

Jacques Burger could be in danger of missing the Champions Cup semi-final against Clermont.

# asm-clermont-auvergne - Saturday 4 April, 2015

From The42 Class Clermont blow Northampton away Impressive

Class Clermont blow Northampton away

Can Sexton and O’Gara join the competition’s form team in a Saint-Etienne semi-final?

# asm-clermont-auvergne - Wednesday 1 April, 2015

From The42 Sense has prevailed: George North will sit out the Champions Cup quarter-finals Concussion

Sense has prevailed: George North will sit out the Champions Cup quarter-finals

The 22-year-old Northampton Saints wing was knocked out last weekend against Wasps.

# asm-clermont-auvergne - Tuesday 10 March, 2015

From The42 Clermont scored their own version of the try from the end of the world and it was glorious Peak Clermont

Clermont scored their own version of the try from the end of the world and it was glorious

Few teams in world rugby – club or international – can match the flair of Clermont Auvergne.

# asm-clermont-auvergne - Saturday 21 February, 2015

From The42 Johnny Sexton played an hour this evening as Racing Metro drew with Clermont Unscathed

Johnny Sexton played an hour this evening as Racing Metro drew with Clermont

The out-half scored eight points before being withdrawn in the second-half.

# asm-clermont-auvergne - Friday 20 February, 2015

From The42 Johnny Sexton will start Racing’s Top 14 showdown against Clermont tomorrow Fingers Crossed

Johnny Sexton will start Racing’s Top 14 showdown against Clermont tomorrow

Come back in one piece Johnny, you hear us?

# asm-clermont-auvergne - Sunday 25 January, 2015

From The42 Here is the complete quarter-final line-up in the inaugural Champions Cup Knockout Rugby

Here is the complete quarter-final line-up in the inaugural Champions Cup

Leinster have a home quarter-final for the first time since 2012 but will be on the road for a potential semi-final.

# asm-clermont-auvergne - Friday 16 January, 2015

From The42 Clermont have an 11-year-old youth player who’s almost bigger than some of their pack Enzo The Giant

Clermont have an 11-year-old youth player who’s almost bigger than some of their pack

Enzo Coppin might grow up to be the biggest rugby player that ever lived.

# asm-clermont-auvergne - Monday 5 January, 2015

From The42 Clermont back on top in France after comprehensive win over Toulouse Out In Front

Clermont back on top in France after comprehensive win over Toulouse

Tries from Aurélien Rougerie and Wesley Fofana gave them a win over Guy Novès’ men.

# asm-clermont-auvergne - Monday 15 December, 2014

From The42 Who knew O’Connell and Cudmore could stand together without beating the head off each other? Rugby Friends

Who knew O’Connell and Cudmore could stand together without beating the head off each other?

The two second rows shared a conciliatory moment after yesterday’s game.

From The42 Hanrahan’s promising display in Clermont underlines his Munster potential Playmaker

Hanrahan’s promising display in Clermont underlines his Munster potential

The 22-year-old was lively at Stade Marcel-Michelin, bringing his teammates into the game with clever passing.

# asm-clermont-auvergne - Sunday 14 December, 2014

From The42 5 talking points after Anthony Foley’s Munster slipped to defeat in Clermont Big Issues

5 talking points after Anthony Foley’s Munster slipped to defeat in Clermont

The home team’s attacking quality, a more varied Munster, that losing bonus point and kick chase problems.

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