Planet Rugby

Clermont into the Challenge Cup semis

07th April 2011 21:38

Share:

Clermont center Aurelien Rougerie v Racing metro

Try time: Aurélien Rougerie

Clermont booked their place in the Amlin Challenge Cup semi-finals on Thursday with a 23-13 victory over La Rochelle at Stade Marcel Deflandre.

A try from skipper Aurelien Rougerie and eight points from the boot of fly-half Brock James saw Clermont take a 13-6 lead into the half-time break.

South African full-back Greg Goosen drew the hosts level going into the final quarter with a try and a conversion to add to his two first-half penalties.

But a try from powerful Fijian wing Kini Murimurivalu sealed the win for Clermont with nine minutes left on the clock.

The scorers:

For La Rochelle:
Try: Goosen
Con: Goosen
Pens: Goosen 2

For Clermont:
Tries: Rougerie, Murimurivalu
Cons: James 2
Pens: James 3

Stade Rochelais Atlantique: 15 Greg Goosen, 14 Norman Ligairi, 13 Sefulu Gaugau, 12 Jerome Jacquet, 11 Florian Ninard, 10 Romain Lacoste, 9 Damien Neveu, 8 Quentin D'Aram de Valada. 7 Pierre Som, 6 Nicolas Djebaili, 5 Franck Jacob, 4 Robert Mohr [capt], 3 Stephane Clement, 2 Franco Pani, 1 Alexandre Bares
Replacements: 16 B Geledan, 17 P Toderasc, 18 J Garcia, 19 R Sazy, 20 T Soucaze, 21 B Dambielle, 22 M Dall'igna, 23 B Ferrou

ASM Clermont Auvergne: 15 Benoît Baby, 14 Aurélien Rougerie (c), 13 Tusiata Pisi, 12 Gonzalo Canale, 11 Kini Murimurivalu, 10 Brock James, 9 Kevin Senio, 8 Elvis Vermeulen, 7 Alexandre Audebert, 6 Julien Bardy, 5 Julien Pierre, 4 Loic Jacquet, 3 Martin Scelzo 2 Willie Wepener, 1 Lionel Faure.
Replacements:16 Ti'i Paulo, 17 Vincent Debaty, 18 Clément Ric, 19 Sione Lauaki, 20 Raphael Chaume, 21 Ludovic Radoslavjevic , 22 Lavea , 23 Anthony Floch

Venue: Stade Marcel Deflandre, La Rochelle
Referee: George Clancy (Ireland)

Forthcoming Fixtures
FixtureDetails
All times are local
Aviva Premiership
Friday , September 5
Northampton vs Gloucester19:45
More Aviva Premiership fixtures
Guinness PRO12
Friday , September 5
Ospreys vs Benetton Treviso19:35
Munster vs Edinburgh19:35
More Guinness PRO12 fixtures
Top 14
Saturday , August 30
La Rochelle vs Toulouse14:45
Castres vs BayonneCastres vs Bayonne Preview
Grenoble vs Bordeaux-Begles18:30
Oyonnax vs Stade Francais18:30
Lyon vs Brive18:30
Racing Metro Paris vs Toulon20:45
Friday , September 5
Montpellier vs Castres20:45
More Top 14 fixtures
Currie Cup
Saturday , August 30
Griquas vs Cheetahs15:00
Blue Bulls vs Western ProvinceBlue Bulls vs Western Province Preview
Eastern Province Kings vs Lions19:10
Friday , September 5
Western Province vs Eastern Province Kings19:10
More Currie Cup fixtures
ITM Cup
Saturday , August 30
Counties Manukau vs Hawkes BayCounties Manukau vs Hawkes Bay Preview
Southland vs Otago17:35
North Harbour vs WaikatoNorth Harbour vs Waikato Preview
Sunday , August 31
Taranaki vs Bay Of Plenty14:35
Auckland vs TasmanAuckland vs Tasman Preview
Wednesday, September 3
Manawatu vs Bay Of Plenty19:35
Thursday , September 4
Otago vs Canterbury19:35
Friday , September 5
Tasman vs Waikato18:05
Northland vs Hawkes Bay20:05
More ITM Cup fixtures
Recent Results
FixtureDetails
All times are local
Top 14
Friday , August 29
Clermont Auvergne 20 - 21 MontpellierClermont Auvergne vs Montpellier Report
More Top 14 results
Currie Cup
Pumas 32 - 22 SharksPumas vs Sharks Report
More Currie Cup results
ITM Cup
Wellington 21 - 27 ManawatuWellington vs Manawatu Report
Thursday , August 28
Canterbury 48 - 3 NorthlandCanterbury vs Northland Report
Wednesday, August 27
Waikato 17 - 46 TaranakiWaikato vs Taranaki Report
Sunday , August 24
Manawatu 7 - 35 AucklandManawatu vs Auckland Report
Bay Of Plenty 27 - 56 TasmanBay Of Plenty vs Tasman Report
More ITM Cup results
Rugby Championship
Saturday , August 23
New Zealand 51 - 20 AustraliaNew Zealand vs Australia Report
Argentina 31 - 33 South AfricaArgentina vs South Africa Report
More Rugby Championship results
Top 14
Brive 6 - 21 Clermont AuvergneBrive vs Clermont Auvergne Report
Stade Francais 23 - 20 Lyon
Toulon 60 - 19 La Rochelle
Montpellier 20 - 17 GrenobleMontpellier vs Grenoble Report
Bordeaux-Begles 30 - 21 Racing Metro Paris
Bayonne 38 - 12 Oyonnax
More Top 14 results
Currie Cup
Blue Bulls 30 - 25 Eastern Province KingsBlue Bulls vs Eastern Province Kings Report
Western Province 27 - 14 LionsWestern Province vs Lions Report
Sharks 19 - 16 CheetahsSharks vs Cheetahs Report
More Currie Cup results
ITM Cup
Northland 35 - 5 WellingtonNorthland vs Wellington Report
Counties Manukau 29 - 25 OtagoCounties Manukau vs Otago Report
More ITM Cup results
Top 14
Friday , August 22
Toulouse 35 - 6 CastresToulouse vs Castres Report
More Top 14 results
Currie Cup
Pumas 33 - 15 GriquasPumas vs Griquas Report
More Currie Cup results
ITM Cup
Waikato 27 - 58 CanterburyWaikato vs Canterbury Report
Hawkes Bay 29 - 26 TaranakiHawkes Bay vs Taranaki Report
Thursday , August 21
North Harbour 21 - 25 Southland
More ITM Cup results
Aviva Premiership Table
PosTeamPPts
1Bath00
2Exeter00
3Gloucester00
4Harlequins00
5Leicester Tigers00