RECAP: Clermont v Racing 92
READERS’ FORUM: Welcome to our coverage of the European Cup quarterfinal showdown between Clermont Auvergne and Racing 92 in Clermont.
ASM Clermont Auvergne and Racing 92 have met on five occasions in the Champions Cup with the Parisian side winning three-times, including their solitary knockout stage meeting – a 28-17 victory at Stade Marcel-Michelin in the 2018 quarterfinals.
Clermont lost their last quarterfinal against Racing, however, they had won five in a row beforehand – with those victories coming by an average margin of 20 points.
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ASM Clermont Auvergne: 15 Kotaro Matsushima, 14 Damian Penaud, 13 Apisai Naqalevu, 12 Wesley Fofana, 11 Bastien Pourailly, 10 Camille Lopez, 9 Morgan Parra (captain), 8 Fritz Lee, 7 Judicaël Cancoriet, 6 Arthur Iturria, 5 Sébastien Vahaamahina, 4 Sitaleki Timani, 3 Rabah Slimani, 2 Etienne Fourcade, 1 Etienne Falgoux.
Replacements: 16 Adrien Pélissié, 17 Peni Ravai, 18 Cristian Ojovan, 19 Paul Jedrasiak, 20 Alexandre Lapandry, 21 Sébastien Bézy, 22 Cheik Tiberghien, 23 Peter Betham.
Racing 92: 15 Simon Zebo, 14 Louis Dupichot, 13 Virimi Vakatawa, 12 Olivier Klemenczak, 11 Juan Imhoff, 10 Finn Russell, 9 Teddy Iribaren (captain), 1 Eddy Ben Arous, 2 Camille Chat, 3 Georges Henri Colombe, 4 Bernard Le Roux, 5 Dominic Bird, 6 Wenceslas Lauret, 7 Fabien Sanconnie, 8 Antonie Claassen.
Replacements: 16 Teddy Baubigny, 17 Hassane Kolingar, 18 Ali Oz, 19 Donnacha Ryan, 20 Baptiste Chouzenoux, 21 Maxime Machenaud, 22 Antoine Gibert, 23 Francois Trinh-Duc.
Referee: Romain Poite (France)
Assistant referees: Pierre Brousset (France), Ludovic Cayre (France)
TMO: Denis Grenouillet (France)