Clermont too strong for Munster

Date published: December 14 2014

Clermont showed all their class to power to a 26-19 win over Munster at the Stade Marcel Michelin and stay in pole position in Pool One.

After a flying start from Munster, Clermont weathered the storm, scoring first-half tries through Damien Chouly and a sensational individual effort from Noa Nakaitaci.

They continued to dominate in the second half, with Chouly scoring his second as Clermont took control.

Munster showed a lot of spirit to secure a losing bonus point thanks to a late interception try from Duncan Casey followed by an Ian Keatley penalty with the final kick of the game.

After last week’s defeat at Thomond Park, Munster came out all guns blazing, and Clermont were barely hanging on.

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