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Clermont lock horns with Munster in massive Round 2 clash

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

As Munster and Clermont sharpen their swords for what should be a great clash, the French side will take comfort from the fact that the rivalry’s history is tilted in their favour with five victories...

Bristol Bears v ASM Clermont Auvergne Round 1 Highlights

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

A thrilling game at Ashton Gate as Clermont Auvergne ran in seven tries to Bristol Bears' five to secure a 38-51 victory. Kotaro Matsushima dotted down for a hattrick scoring in the 4th, 26th and...

Johann van Graan angered by late hits on Ben Healy

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Following Munster's 21-7 Champions Cup victory over Harlequins, Munster boss Johann van Graan spoke of his frustration with a couple of "unacceptable" late tackles on young fly-half Ben Healy.   Harlequins...

Clermont run in seven tries and prove too strong for Bristol minus Radradra

1 month ago by The Guardian

Bristol 38-51 Clermont AuvergneClermont control midfield with Matsushima hat-trickBristol’s director of rugby, Pat Lam, cursed Fiji for playing Semi Radradra for virtually the entire match against Georgia...

WATCH: Clermont score a blinder against Bristol

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Clermont Auvergne scored seven tries as they proved too strong for Challenge Cup holders Bristol Bears in a 51-38 win at Ashton Gate in the Champions Cup on Saturday afternoon.   Kotaro Matsushima...

Clermont win thriller at Ashton Gate scoring seven scintillating tries

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Clermont ran in seven tries at Bristol in highly entertaining Champions Cup Pool B performance with tries from Kotaro Matsushima (three), Apisai Naqalevu, Damian Penaud (two) and Fritz Lee.    Japanese...

Clermont backs blow Bristol away at Ashton Gate

1 month ago by Sky Sports Rugby

Kotaro Matsushima scored a hat-trick as Clermont Auvergne ran in seven tries to beat Bristol 51-38 in the Champions Cup at a chilly Asthon Gate.

Champions Cup: Tough start for Bristol vs Clermont

1 month ago by Sky Sports Rugby

Bristol Bears and Clermont Auvergne get things underway in the Champions Cup on Saturday, while Toulon host Sale and Leinster travel to Montpellier...

Fireworks expected at Ashton Gate as Bristol end 12-year hiatus

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

It's been 12 years since Bristol took on Europe's best and this weekend Pat Lam's side are welcomed back to the Champions Cup by French giants Clermont.   The new format of the Champions Cup will...

Stats and Facts ahead of round one of the Champions and Challenge Cup Cup

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ahead of the kick-off of the new European season, we take a look at the stats and facts from the Champions cup and Challenge Cup.     Champions Cup:   • There are nine tournament...