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  1. Leinster battle past Clermont

    Leinster battle past Clermont

    Leinster became the first side to book their place in the semi-finals of the Heineken Cup with a thrilling 29-28 win over Clermont Auvergne. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:80'
    • Leinster
    • Clermont Auvergne
    • 80' There's the final whistle!!! Leinster are through!!! Final score: Leinster 29-28 Clermont Auvergne.
    • 80' Leinster defending for all they're worth here. Clermont are trying to set up the drop for James, and are gaining excellent ground. One more big drive...it comes back to James...he's missed!!!!!
    • 77' Kearney is down, and in real pain by the looks of things! His left leg is hurt! he's being carried off, and replaced by Dempsey.
    • 76' Clermont work the ball to James, who lines up the drop goal...WIDE! Sliced wide!! He looks on in horrow, while the home fans roar with relief!!
    • 73' Super kick from Sexton!!! Leinster now lead by one point, but I'd be amazed if there wasn't another score in this game given the incredible tempo!
    • 72' Clermont stray offside!!! Penalty to Leinster! The game is reaching a fanstastic, dramatic climax here!
    • 70' Sexton pulls the kick wide!!! his first mistake of the night, and at a crucial stage. Clermont lead 28-26 going into the final ten minutes.
    • 69' Floch sin-binned for a deliberate knock on from an offside position as Leinster raced toward the try line there!! A chance for Sexton to put Leinster back into the lead.
    • 66' No mistake from Sexton. Mr. Dependable put the kick right between the sticks. Leinster 26-28 Clermont.
    • 65' O'Driscoll drives for the try line now...he's just inches away, but he's been stopped by a stubborn Clermont defence! Leinster think they've bundled it over...the referee goes to the video..PENALTY! Sexton has the chance to move Leinster back to within two points.
    • 63' James adds the two points, and Clermont lead 28-23!
    • 63' TRY FOR CLERMONT!!! Leinster lead no longer!!! Kearney's attempted clearance is charged down, Malzieu is onto the loose ball in a shot, and he gallops away and over the try line!!! A hat-trick for the big wing!
    • 60' Incredible! Leinster's ill-discipline has let them down yet again! Another penalty to Leinster. James steps up...and makes no mistake this time. Leinster have conceded an incredible 11 penalties so far, to Clermont's 3, but poor kicking throughout the game from James means it's the Irish side who still lead. 23-21.
    • 57' James misses yet another penalty after an error from Healy is penalised.
    • 55' Penalty to Leinster right in front of the posts as Clermont fail to roll away! Another gift for Sexton. He could kick these in his sleep! 23-18 now.
    • 48' James finally puts a kick between the posts, and Clermont have pulled back to 20-18!
    • 45' Another appalling kick from Brock James. That's 2 from 6 for him. 20-15.
    • 44' Malzieu breaks through on the left flank, he touches down...AND SCORES! The referee has gone to a video replay, but that was a fair try, no doubt about it. It would powerful play from Ledesma and a fien pass from Marius Joubert that set that up.
    • 41' Clermont Auvergne get the second half underway.
    • 40' Clermont with a penalty just before the break, this will be the last play of the first half. It's Morgan Parra who's stepping up this time. Parra strikes it straight as an arrow...but it lacks the power and falls short, and there's the half-time whistle! Leinster 20-10 Clermont! A half of two halves, if you will.
    • 38' Sexton steps up, he's a good 45 yards out...SUPER KICK!!!! Straight as an arrow, and with easily enough power. he's giving James a lesson in kicking tonight. 20-10, and that after Clermont led 10-0 earlier.
    • 36' Leinster now have a penalty at the breakdown, and the tide of momentum seems to be turning Leinster's way.
    • 35' Sexton punts the kick over, and Leinster lead 17-10! The Clermont defence is looking decidedly shaky.
    • 34' McLaughlin with a huge drive for the line, but he's brought down superbly by Parra, now Heaslip takes it up...AND DRIVES OVER THE LINE, BUMPING OFF THE POST AS HE DOES SO!
    • 32' James's kick doesn't have the distance. He's having a poor evening tonight, 2 from 5 kicks. Surely Morgan Parra could step up should James miss another one.
    • 31' Offside given against Stan Wright, and yet another penalty to Clermont. Leinster's discipline is letting them down. You can't give away this many penatlies to a side like Clermont and hope to get away with it.
    • 29' Another penalty missed by James. He's kicked a fine conversion from the touchline, but has missed two very kickable penalties so far.
    • 26' James goes for an outrageous drop goal from all of 40 yards, but it's a poor effort.
    • 25' Sexton squeezes the kick in off the post, and Leinster are level! 10-10.
    • 24' Glorious pass out of the back of the hand from O'Driscoll sends McLaughlin through, he bursts through one tackle, drives for the line...TRY FOR LEINSTER!!! That was magic from O'Driscoll.
    • 22' Sexton makes no mistake, and they're on the scoreboard. That should give them some confidence after such a slow, nervy start.
    • 21' McLaughlin picks the ball up and breaks through the game line, he drives for the try line, but is held up, Sexton tries to take it on, but he's held up too...PENALTY! Right under the posts. A gimme for Sexton.
    • 19' First mistake from Clermont as Canale kicks straight to Van der Linde, who rampages forward like a man possessed. Super kick now from Kearney to gain a good 50 yards for the Irish side.
    • 17' James adds another three points with a fine kick and it's 10-0 already!
    • 16' Another penalty to Clermont as the stream of errors from Leinster shows no signs of ceasing!
    • 14' James makes no mistake with the kick this time. Clermont lead 7-0, and deservedly so.
    • 13' Fantastic handling from Clermont from the scrum followed by a deft kick from Brock James, Canale shifts it wide at speed and Malzieu goes over for a try!!! The first points of the game!
    • 12' Another error from Leinster - this time Jamie Heaslip knocks on on the edge of his own 22.
    • 8' Brock James pulls his kick badly to the left, and Leinster have got away from that poor passage of play unpunished.
    • 6' PENALTY to Clermont as Leinster stray offside after surrendering possession cheaply.
    • 6' Poor kick from Sexton, then Floch sees the return kick slice off his boot and out for a Leinster line-out by the 10-metre line.
    • 4' Clermont launch a high ball out wide to the right for Aurelien Rougerie, but Nacewa takes this one with greater aplomb.
    • 3' Isa Nacewa with the first error of the match as he drops a falling ball, then miskicks in his attempt to find touch, and Leinster are under pressure in their own 22 now.
    • 1' Leinster get the first half underway!
    • - A fantastic atmosphere here in Dublin tonight. A perfect evening for rugby in terms of the weather - it's cool, dry and there's no wind about.
    • - Clermont Auvergne: A Floch, A Rougerie [capt], M Joubert, G Canale, J Malzieu, B James, M Parra, T Domingo, M Ledesma, D Zirakashvili, J Cudmore, T Privat, J Bonnaire, A Lapandry, E Vermeulen.
    • - Leinster: R Kearney, S Horgan, B O'Driscoll, G D'Arcy, I Nacewa, J Sexton, E Reddan, S Wright, J Fogarty, C Van Der Linde, L Cullen [capt], N Hines, K McLaughlin, S Jennings, J Heaslip.
    • - Welcome to the RDS in Dublin as defending champions Leinster hope to become the first team to make the last four of the Heineken Cup as they host Clermont Auvergne
  • Summary

    Leinster versus Clermont Auvergne
    Heaslip 24’, 34’ Tries Malzieu 12’, 44’, 62’
    Sexton 24’, 34’ Conversions Brock 12’, 62’
    Sexton 22’, 37’, 56’, 66’, 74’ Penalties Brock 17’, 50’, 60’
      Drops  

Live Team Line-Up

  • Leinster

    Manager: Michael Cheika

    On the Field

    • Wright
    • Fogarty Substitution Out (74′)
    • van der Linde Substitution Out (41′)
    • Cullen
    • Hines
    • McLaughlin
    • Jennings
    • Heaslip Tries×2
    • Reddan
    • Sexton
    • Nacewa
    • D'Arcy
    • O'Driscoll
    • Horgan
    • Kearney Substitution Out (77′)

    Subs

    • Jackman Substitution In (74′)
    • Berne
    • Dempsey Substitution In (77′)
    • Keogh
    • O'Kelly
    • Ross
    • Healy Substitution In (41′)
    • O'Donohoe

    Injured

    None

    Suspended

    None

  • Clermont Auvergne

    Manager: vern Cotter

    On the Field

    • Domingo Substitution Out (70′)
    • Ledesma Substitution Out (74′)
    • Zirakashvili
    • Cudmore
    • Privat Substitution Out (53′)
    • Bonnaire
    • Lapandry Substitution Out (53′)
    • Vermeulen
    • Parra
    • Brock
    • Malzieu Tries×3
    • Canale
    • Joubert
    • Rougerie
    • Floch Yellow Card

    Subs

    • Audebert Substitution In (53′)
    • Debaty Substitution In (70′)
    • Senio
    • Pierre Substitution In (53′)
    • Cabello Substitution In (74′)
    • Williams
    • Ric

    Injured

    None

    Suspended

    None

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