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Northampton 34-21 Clermont Auvergne: Five tries from Saints secures win over French side in Champions Cup

Northampton secured back-to-back wins in all competitions for the first time since September as they inflicted a first Champions Cup defeat of the season on Clermont Auvergne. Saints – already out of Europe following four straight reversals – ran in five tries courtesy of Teimana Harrison, Nafi Tuitavake, Ben Foden, Ken Pisi and Cobus Reinach in a 34-21 victory at a buzzing Franklin’s Gardens. The loss for Clermont, last season’s runners-up, also means they must wait until next weekend to secure qualification for the knockout stages. It had been plain…

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Saracens v Clermont Auvergne postponed due to adverse weather conditions

Saracen’s home Allianz Park Sunday, December 10, 2017 Saracens’ Champions Cup clash with Clermont Auvergne has been postponed due to “adverse weather conditions” around Allianz Park. The clash, pitting the top two sides in Pool 2 against each other, was due to be a repeat of last year’s final, in which Saracens triumphed 28-17 at Murrayfield in May to retain their European crown. A Saracens statement said: “Saracens can confirm that their round three European Rugby Champions Cup fixture versus ASM Clermont Auvergne has been called-off due to the adverse…

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