Clermont Auvergne went on to register their third European Challenge Cup title when they defeated La Rochelle 36-16 in the final at St James' Park in Newcastle last weekend. Here are the highlights from the encounter.
So often the bridesmaid and never the bride, Clermont finally lifted European silverware on Friday night, defeating Top 14 rivals, La Rochelle, 36-16. It was Greig Laidlaw's calming influence and calmness from the tee that was the real difference between the two sides.
Quins produced a valiant comeback in the final 20 minutes after trailing 32-8 but failed to stop Clermont Auvergne from setting up an all-French European Challenge Cup final with La Rochelle after going down 32-27 at the Stade Marcel Michelin.