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#Clermont

# clermont - Monday 15 December, 2014

We need to rethink the laws of physics after seeing Paul O’Connell driven backwards by Cudmore

We need to rethink the laws of physics after seeing Paul O’Connell driven backwards by Cudmore

The Canadian had a little help, but it was still a monstrous hit.

‘There were gaps there’ – Tommy O’Donnell knows where Munster need to improve

The Irish province left several scoring opportunities behind them in defeat to Clermont last night.

‘Infinitely seductive’ and more of what the French papers are saying about Munster’s defeat in Clermont

Clermont have underlined their status as potential Champions Cup winners, according to the French media.

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.

# clermont - Sunday 14 December, 2014

‘We’re still alive’ – Foley proud of Munster’s fight to secure bonus point

The Munster head coach did rue missed opportunities in attack in the first-half.

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.

‘We’ve got to fight for our lives’: O’Mahony ready to dig deep after silver lining in Clermont defeat

Munster will throw everything at Sale and Saracens in the New Year.

Keatley grabs last-gasp losing bonus point in Clermont to keep Munster alive

Anthony Foley’s men were improved from last weekend, but Clermont had too much attacking quality.

Some of the world’s best rugby fans have been partying in Clermont

Munster supporters got involved as the Yellow Army led a march to Stade Marcel-Michelin.

Here’s what the French papers are saying about Munster’s visit to Clermont

Munster’s chances of winning are being talked up by certain quarters of the French media.

Analysis: What Munster must do to take a win away from Clermont

JJ Hanrahan, attacking variety, winning the gainline, line-out platform and Nigel Owens will all be key.

# clermont - Saturday 13 December, 2014

Letter from Clermont: Munster out to silence ASM’s fervent fans

Clermont’s supporters are among the most passionate, loyal and welcoming in the world.

Defeat in Clermont wouldn’t be the end, but Foley fired up for improvement

Munster’s head coach says Pool 1 was always likely to go down to rounds five and six.

# clermont - Friday 12 December, 2014

Gibbes keen for titles with Clermont after earning legend status in Leinster

Having won three Heineken Cups in Ireland, the Kiwi is now forwards coach at the Top 14 club.

‘You’ve got to believe’ – O’Mahony backs Munster for Clermont trip

The Cork man feels his side need improvements in lots of areas, rather than a reinvention of the wheel.

# clermont - Thursday 11 December, 2014

Twitter pics, illegal angles and BJ Botha’s problems with Wayne Barnes

The Munster tighthead found himself in a spot of bother at the scrum against Clermont last weekend.

Changes on the cards for Munster before return leg with Clermont

Injuries at loosehead prop and on the wing mean Anthony Foley may have to alter his starting XV.

Murray’s Munster must up physicality to save European season in Clermont

The Ireland scrum-half expects Clermont to operate with more ambition in attack at Stade Marcel Michelin.

# clermont - Wednesday 10 December, 2014

Loosehead concern for Munster with Kilcoyne and Cronin being assessed for Clermont

Gerhard van den Heever has already been ruled out of the trip to France.

# clermont - Tuesday 9 December, 2014

Analysis: Munster’s failure in green zone costs them dearly against Clermont

Paul O’Connell and his pack were outsmarted at the line-out and maul in Thomond Park.

# clermont - Monday 8 December, 2014

# clermont - Sunday 7 December, 2014

We felt that Clermont beat us up a bit – Munster’s Ian Keatley

The 27-year-old kicked three penalties and felt that Munster lost out on the ‘little tiny margins’.

# clermont - Saturday 6 December, 2014

Clermont’s Chouly backed himself to beat Paul O’Connell at final line-out

The Clermont captain picked off Munster’s final throw from touch to secure the win at Thomond Park.

Munster ‘lost the physical battle’ but Foley not giving up on Champions Cup

The southern province’s head coach bemoaned his side’s poor first-half effort and high error count.

Did you see Peter O’Mahony’s big blind swinging punch at Fritz Lee?

Probably best for all concerned that he didn’t connect here.

# clermont - Friday 5 December, 2014

Referees in focus for Munster as fullback Jones keeps up with trends

Kicking is an important part of Munster’s gameplan, and Jones says it’s generally ‘massive within Ireland.’

# clermont - Thursday 4 December, 2014

‘A few times in my career there was no light at the end of the tunnel’

Munster lock Dave Foley won his first Ireland caps last month and has just signed a new IRFU contract.

Munster aware that Clermont’s cast of stars are no ‘typical French side’

Captain Peter O’Mahony says Saturday’s meeting will be nearly ‘on a par with an international game.’

# clermont - Wednesday 3 December, 2014

Munster may be forced into midfield switch against Lopez-led Clermont

First-choice outside centre Andrew Smith is carrying a knee injury ahead of Saturday’s clash at Thomond Park.

Munster look to carry Ireland’s November momentum into Clermont ties

Joe Schmidt’s coaching and expectation levels will lift the standards in the southern province.

# clermont - Thursday 23 October, 2014

Clermont flanker Bardy banned for Munster trip after knee on Vunipola Cited This post contains videos

Clermont flanker Bardy banned for Munster trip after knee on Vunipola

The replacement clashed with the Saracens number eight twice during their defeat in England.

# clermont - Friday 17 October, 2014

What challenge will the French clubs pose in the Champions Cup this season?

The three Irish provinces have Top 14 opposition to deal with in the pool stages.

# clermont - Saturday 30 August, 2014

Trinh-Duc holds nerve to condemn Clermont to another home defeat

Suddenly, the Auvergne-based club don’t look so dangerous at the Stade Marcel-Michelin.

# clermont - Monday 4 August, 2014

Diacre feeling ‘serene’, focused as she becomes first female to coach in men’s football

Diacre takes her Clermont side on the road for the first time tonight.

# clermont - Saturday 28 June, 2014

Clermont appoint another female coach following Costa’s sudden resignation

A statement on the club’s website announced that Corinne Diacre “has committed herself for the next two seasons”

# clermont - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

Foley eyeing ‘big finals’ in May despite fearsome Champions Cup opposition

Munster’s new head coach believes Saracens, Clermont and Sale would have preferred to avoid his side.

# clermont - Thursday 15 May, 2014

Gibbes confident that ‘hungry, motivated and self-driven’ Leinster will improve

The Kiwi forwards coach believes in Leo Cullen’s ability to replace him at the province next season.

# clermont - Saturday 10 May, 2014

Clermont’s 77-game unbeaten run at an end as champions Castres advance

Vern Cotter’s reign at the Auvergne club finished with defeat in the Top 14 semi-finals.

# clermont - Monday 21 April, 2014

The Heineken Cup semi-finals are here, and any one of these four teams could win it

Toulon or Munster, Clermont or Saracens. Where’s your money going?

# clermont - Sunday 23 February, 2014

VIDEO: Morgan Parra may miss out on Six Nations call up after this red card

The Clermont scrum-half was sent off for a headbutt on Montpellier’s Rene Ranger in the Top 14 yesterday.

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