Clermont overcome Bordeaux challenge to secure 49-33 win

Wesley Fofana was among Clermont's try-scorers against Bordeaux
Wesley Fofana was among Clermont's try-scorers against Bordeaux

Clermont Auvergne 49-33 Bordeaux Begles, Stade Marcel-Michelin

Clermont managed to overcome Bordeaux challenge to secure a 49-33 win during the 2016-17 European Rugby Champions Cup pool stage clash at Parc des Sports Marcel Michelin on Saturday.

Franck Azéma's Clermont came out on top of the French derby after outscoring their opponents with a try and in the kicking department.

Left-wing Noa Nakaitaci (31), openside-flanker Alexandre Lapandry (42), inside-centre Wesley Fofana (47), number-5 lock Sebastien Vahaamahina (63), right-wing David Strettle (69) and replacement tighthead prop Sitaleki Timani( 76) crossed over the try line for Clermont.

Scrum-half Morgan Parra slotted four conversions in addition to scoring three penalties, while replacement fly-half Patricio Fernandez scored the final conversion.

Fullback Jean-Marcellin Buttin (4, 67) scored a double, while outside-centre Jayden Spence (22), right-wing Metuisela Talebula (72) and replacement scrum-half Gauthier Doubrere (80) scored a try each for Bordeaux.

Ian Madigan and Lionel Beauxis both managed to score a couple of conversions for the visitors.

Clermont will face Ulster at the Kingspan Stadium, while Bordeaux will face Exeter Chiefs at the Sandy Park stadium next round.


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