Result: Clermont Auvergne through to Heineken Cup semi-finals

Clermont Auvergne's Loic Jacquet and Morgan Parra celebrate their win against Leinster on December 15, 2012
© PA Photos
Clermont Auvergne are through to the semi-finals of the Heineken Cup after beating Montpellier this afternoon.

Clermont Auvergne have sealed a place in the Heineken Cup semi-finals with a win over Montpellier at Stade Marcel Michelin.

The visitors started strongly, with Benoit Paillaugue kicking three early penalties, giving Montpellier a 9-3 lead.

However, Wesley Fofana and Aurelien Rougerie both scored tries towards the end of the first half to put the hosts ahead.

Further scores from Sitiveni Sivivatu and Lee Byrne after the break helped Clermont pull away from their opponents, opening up a 20-point advantage.

Napolioni Nalaga sealed the result with five minutes to play, adding the home side's fifth try to win the match.

Clermont Auvergne's Loic Jacquet and Morgan Parra celebrate their win against Leinster on December 15, 2012
Read Next:
Result: Clermont Auvergne destroy Scarlets
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole



Aviva Premiership TablePPTS
1Wasps2280
2Exeter Chiefs2279
3Saracens2277
4Leicester Tigers2265
5Bath Rugby2258
6Northampton Saints2252
7Harlequins2251
8Newcastle Falcons2249
9Gloucester Rugby2246
10Sale Sharks2240
11Worcester Warriors2232
12Bristol Rugby2220