# Clermont

This year
Clermont blow as contract of disgraced Haouas upheld
The prop had been due to link up with Clermont from French rugby union rivals Montpellier.
Former France international critical of Top 14 club Clermont over concussion
Sebastien Vahaamahina has been forced into retirement.
Jared Payne takes interim charge at Clermont following Jono Gibbes' exit
The former Ireland international joined Clermont as defence coach last summer.
Last year
Jared Payne appointed new defence coach at Top 14 giants Clermont Auvergne
Payne will take up a two-year deal in France when he leaves Ulster at the end of the season.
JJ Hanrahan signs for Dragons on long-term deal
The 29-year-old joined Top 14 side Clermont from Munster last year.
Ulster survive nervy climax to beat Clermont and make it 4 from 4
Five tries at Kingspan Stadium and a thoroughly dominant display for 70 minutes proved enough for the Irish side.
'Even the start of this season, I'd be going into games thinking 'what if I'm not good enough?'
In-form Ulster centre James Hume says he is finally beginning to play with more self-belief.
All time
Ulster make strong start to Champions Cup challenge with Clermont victory
Stuart McCloskey and Nick Timoney scored tries for the visitors.
Japan star scores hat-trick in Clermont win over Pat Lam's Bristol
Kotaro Matsushima scored three times in the impressive victory.
Saracens keep Champions Cup defence alive, four sides now confirmed for quarter-finals
Rhys Carre’s early red card made life difficult for his side.
Clermont v Ulster, European Rugby Champions Cup
Dan McFarland’s northern province lost a tough test in France.
Coetzee and Murphy return to Ulster team for Clermont clash
Head coach Dan McFarland has made just two changes to the team that beat Munster last Friday.
Exeter close in on Champions Cup last eight and Clermont crush Bath
Clermont will face Ulster in a crucial match on 11 January.
Ulster v Clermont, Heineken Champions Cup
John Cooney was outstanding as Ulster secured a vital home win.
McFarland makes changes to Ulster team for visit of Clermont
The head coach has brought in four new faces from the team that beat Bath last Saturday.
'His impact here is still spoken about': Schmidt's Clermont years
Former second row Jamie Cudmore and team manager Neil McIlroy on Joe Schmidt’s influence on the Clermont Auvergne dressing room.
Clermont crowned Challenge Cup champions after one-sided final victory
They had 20 points to spare over Top 14 rivals La Rochelle on Friday night.
Challenge Cup final pits Jono Gibbes' La Rochelle against scarred Clermont
It’s an all-French decider at St James’ Park this evening.
Zebo opens his Top 14 account but Racing hammered by Clermont
There was also defeat for Paddy Jackson and Perpignan this afternoon.
Top 14 club Clermont distance themselves from signing Paddy Jackson
“There is no contact between Paddy Jackson and the club and no desire on our part to engage his services.”
France scrum-half Parra ruled out of Six Nations return by knee surgery
A long wait for an international comeback continues after the 29-year-old’s impressive form for Clermont Auvergne earned him a recall.
'Tongan Bear' earns new contract at Clermont despite only playing 24 minutes for the club
Prop Loni Uhila has put pen-to-paper on a new deal as he recovers from a broken arm.
Saracens-Clermont Champions Cup match to go ahead today
Parts of Britain have been hit by heavy snow and high winds, with flights, train and road travel all severely disrupted.
Champions Clermont Auvergne hit with 7-try trouncing by La Rochelle
Meanwhile, former Ulster favourite Ruan Pienaar chipped in with 17 points for Montpellier against Castres.
Clermont topple Toulon to claim French Top14 title
Morgan Parra kicked 17 points in a 22-16 win.
Saracens secure back-to-back Champions Cup titles by seeing off Clermont
The English champions came out strongly in the second half to prevail at Murrayfield.
Analysis: Aaron Smith and Morgan Parra find creative scrum-half solutions
Both nines have produced triple skip passes to cut defences apart in recent weeks.
'We would've loved to have seen how close we could've got to Saracens'
Johnny Sexton sees Leinster’s European season as one of progress.
'I have got to be proud of the guys for the way we came back'
Captain Isa Nacewa says Leinster always believed they could overhaul Clermont.
Dire opening, Leavy's big moment and Ringrose's wonder try
Leinster had a revival in the second half but came up short in the end.
Disastrous start leaves Leinster with too much to do in defeat to Clermont
Camille Lopez guided the Top 14 club home in a thrilling Champions Cup semi-final in Lyon.
Clermont Auvergne v Leinster, Champions Cup semi-final
We’re going minute-by-minute as Leo Cullen’s league leaders take on European rugby’s nearly men.
France the ideal setting for Leinster’s exciting attack to be unleashed again
Clermont have undoubted quality but Leinster are an exciting attacking force.
Analysis: Lancaster leads shift in Leinster's unstructured attacking mindset
The senior coach has encouraged the province to see turnovers as try-scoring opportunities.
'There’s no reason why we can't go all the way': Clermont determined to make 2017 their year
Nick Abendanon is expecting a huge challenge in Sunday’s semi-final against Leinster but says the French side are focused on breaking their European hoodoo.
Leinster heading to Lyon for European semi-final clash with Clermont
The Top 14 side overcame Toulon in their quarter-final today.
Six men jailed for attacking French rugby players with machetes and knives
Clermont trio Aurelien Rougerie, Benjamin Kayser and Julien Pierre suffered several injuries after the incident outside a nightclub.
Ex-Leinster forwards coach Jono Gibbes to take charge at Ulster
The 40-year-old also guided Clermont to the Top 14 and Champions Cup finals in his debut season.
36-year-old Rougerie to extend his Clermont career into 19th season
Age has proved to be no barrier for the former France centre.
French adventure - Michael Murphy swapping life with Donegal for Clermont
The 2012 All-Ireland winning captain is going trying his hand at rugby.