THAT'S IT!! SAINTS' FIRST WIN IN EUROPE THIS YEAR!!!!
THAT'S IT!! SAINTS' FIRST WIN IN EUROPE THIS YEAR!!!!
Mallinder sends the ball into touch for a lineout just outside the Clermont half with the last play.
Brilliant work from Lawes at the breakdown earns Saints the turnover and Saints earn a penalty at the ruck just after.
Clermont come racing forwards and make some ground before we come back for a penalty in the build up. Clermont go for the lineout and will take it just outside Saints' 22.
Brookes and Harrison are replaced by Ford-Robinson and Eadie as the Heineken Man of the Match is awarded to Ben Foden!
Frantic stuff from Saints which eventually gets too quick for them to handle and the ball is lost into touch. Lineout Clermont.
Reinach boxes from the restart and Paterson works hard to get there for it. Saints are back in attack on halfway. Wood breaks but the ball is knocked out of his hands and Saints have the lineout.
Ratuniyarawa is replaced by Paterson as we restart.
.... sends the touchline conversion through too!!
Brilliant stuff from Saints again and the Church's Stand are on their feet as the boys walk back to the halfway line!!
Beautiful hands from Haywood find Horne and Saints are so close once again!
Free kick Saints at the scrum! And Mallinder sends it long, too long as he misses touch. Huge hits from Saints are slowing their progress and Reinach intercepts the ball. Saints are full in attack now!
Lineout Clermont within Saints' 22 then and they're coming up towards the line. Clancy awards an advantage and Clermont play on, coming wide before we come back for it. Clermont opt for the scrum.
Parra sends the ball into touch and Clermont have the lineout.
Foden chips the restart forwards and Clermont are back in possession. They're hovering dangerously round the halfway line and earn a penalty at the breakdown.
... converts too!!
Brilliant try from Saints for the bonus point score!!!
Mallinder sends a cross field kick over to a waiting Horne, he offloads to Pisi. Is her over? We're with the TMO!
Saints do well from the restart and are attacking strongly again here. Haywood breaks down the left and offloads to Reinach. He's taken down and Saints are awarded the penalty. They go quickly.
Haywood and van Wyk replace Hartley and Ma'afu for Saints.
... sends the penalty wide though and Clermont have the 22 drop.
Saints are attacking hard here and have an advantage coming. The ball comes wide and Tuitavake does well. But we eventually come back for the penalty. Mallinder opts for the posts.
Reinach replaces Groom for Saints as we take they lineout.
Parra boxes from the restart and Pisi is there but is taken in the air. Penalty Saints then and Mallinder sends it to touch for a lineout just outside Clermont's 22.
... sends the impressive kick through to put Clermont a point ahead.
Penalty Clermont at the scrum as Ma'afu is penalised. Parra points to the posts.
Clermont turn the ball over and make a huge run up the right wing but their last pass is forwards and Saints have the scrum just inside their own half.
Saints are back in possession now and attacking hard. Mallinder spots space in behind and clears well. Toeava gets there though and Clermont are back going forwards. But Saints defend well and earn a penalty at the breakdown. Mallinder sends the ball into touch for a lineout just outside Clermont's 22.
Good contest from Pisi at the restart but he knocks on and Clermont will have the scrum.
... sends the penalty through.
Horne is excellent in defence but Clancy awards Clermont a penalty and Parra points for the posts.
Saints are back in attack from the restart and Groom boxes again. Clermont are there again and earn a penalty at the ruck. McAlister sends the ball into touch and Clermont have the lineout just inside Saints' half.
... sends the conversion through too!
UNBELIVABLE SOLO RUN FROM WITHIN HIS OWN HALF FOR THAT SCORE FROM FODEN!!
Groom boxes and Clermont chip forwards themselves. Scrappy hands from the Frenchmen see Foden with the ball though and he's scampering his way through their defence...
Mallinder clears the restart and Abendanon is there. Clermont eventually clear themselves and Mallinder goes charging forwards with the ball. Saints are up to halfway and still pushing.
... sends his kick in via the left upright to earn the first points of the half.
Brilliant stuff from Stephenson at the restart nearly sees his through but the home side earn a penalty nonetheless. Mallinder points for the posts.
WE'RE BACK UNDERWAY!
Mallinder restarts the game here at the Gardens!
Clermont maul from the lineout and make some ground but when it's brought down, Clancy decides that's enough of that for the first half.
Penalty Clermont at the scrum and some afters sees Clermont earn ten metres. Parra sends the ball into touch for a lineout.
Clermont work hard at the maul though and earn the put in at the scrum just metres from their own try line.
Penalty Saints off the back of the lineout as Clermont are penalised for not rolling. Mallinder, too, sends this one into touch and Saints have the lineout just metres from Clermont's line.
Brilliant work from Lawes at the lineout and Saints are back in attack. Saints then earn a penalty at the breakdown too. Mallinder sends this one long and Saints have the lineout inside Clermont's 22.
Fluid attack from Saints off the scrum and they're quickly up to halfway. Groom spots space in behind up the wind catches his box and it goes straight out. Lineout Clermont on halfway.
Knock on from Clermont at the restart and Saints will have the scrum.
... sends the conversion wide though.
First touch of the ball for the replacement wing and he's over. Incredible touch of class from Foden for the cross field to get him there too!
Saints do well to collect the restart and are coming forwards quickly...
... sends this one through.
Penalty at the scrum for Clermont and Parra points to the posts.
Tuala leaves the field for a HIA and Tuitavake takes his place.
Saints work hard from the lineout and earn the turnover before coming wide. But Clancy deems them to have knocked on and Clermont will have the scrum.
Free kick Saints as Clermont back away at the scrum. Mallinder sends it into touch to push Clermont back. Lineout Clermont but just inside Saints' half.
Brilliant work from Saints at the lineout earns them the put in at the scrum.
Penalty Clermont as Saints are penalised for interfering in the air. Clermont have another lineout just metres out.
Penalty Clermont as Brookes is penalised for not rolling at the ruck. McAlister sends the ball into touch for a lineout within Saints' 22.
... sends his kick just wide though and as Tuala dots it down, Saints will have the 22.
Penalty Clermont at the lineout as Lawes is penalised for being offside. Clermont point to the sticks.
Saints take the lineout well and Mallinder clears. Lineout Clermont.
Clermont maul from the lineout and Parra chips through but the ball goes dead and Saints have the 22 drop quick they take quickly. Mallinder, Tuala and Pisi are all in pursuit of the ball but Clermont get there and clear well. Lineout Saints inside their own 22.
Saints are coming at Clermont furiously now but the Frenchmen earn a penalty at the breakdown and Clancy awards then ten more metres too. Parra sends the ball into touch for a lineout on Saints' 22.
... sends the conversion wide though.
Toeava is over and despite the Gardens calling for a forward pass Clancy gives it.
Scrappy play from Clermont as Saints send the restart back at them but the Frenchmen regroup well and are racing towards Saints' try line.
... sends the conversion wide first time but as Clermont players were shouting during the conversion, Clancy lets him take it again. This time it comes, disappointingly, off the post.
Ratuniyarawa breaks clean away and Wood is there in support, the flanker sends a huge pass over to Harrison who's over!!!
Saints then earn a free kick at the lineout as Clermont fail to keep the gap. Saints are attacking hard now and have made their way into Clermont's 22 for the first time in this game.
Brilliant stuff from Teimana Harrison off the back of the scrum gets Saints almost up to the Saints 22 but mishandling sees Clermont back in possession. The Frenchmen chip through and Mallinder works hard to get back. Saints instantly earn a penalty which they send upfield to touch.
Mallinder spots space in behind and chips through, Clermont return and Saints have the lineout almost exactly where the previous one was.
Saints get up and steal the lineout and while it's a little scrappy afterwards, the home side still have the ball and have pushed their way back up to the halfway line.
Penalty Clermont at the scrum and McAlister sends it into touch for a lineout just inside their own half.
Saints come off the scrum quickly but a little too quickly as Ratuniyarawwa loses control of the ball and Clermont have this scrum.
Good pressure from Saints at the restart sees Clermont knock on and Saints will have the put in at the first scrum.
... adds the extras from the touchline too.
The bal comes wide to Grosso and he goes alone, stretching over the line for the score.
Clermont go wide quickly and after creating an overlap outside, look set to score...
Clermont get up to reclaim their own kick-off and start their attack up the pitch. It's slow progress but they keep pushing up and are approaching the Saints' 22.
HERE WE GO!!
Saints v Clermont is on!!