It was a rollercoaster. A dismal first half from Leinster had been comprehensively punished by Clermont, with the home side leading at half time by fifteen points, with Johnny Sexton's penalty being the only consolation that Leinster could manage.
The first fifteen minutes of the second half though was the complete opposite. Three more Sexton penalties had brought Leinster back within three. A ten point swing would end up being absolutely crucial.
Only minutes after Dan Leavy had cost himself and Leinster a key five points, Garry Ringrose stepped up to the plate.
The clock was ticking against the away side. A monster drop goal from Camille Lopez had put nine points between the teams at 21-12. Leinster needed something, and up popped Ringrose to make a huge break and cross over.
Garry Ringrose try v Clermont
Sexton added the conversion, but another Parra penalty followed by a second Lopez drop goal brought the gap back to eight, and ultimately Leo Cullen's men ran out of time.