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Watch: Disastrous Start For Leinster As Clermont Cross Twice Within 15 Minutes In Lyon

Watch: Disastrous Start For Leinster As Clermont Cross Twice Within 15 Minutes In Lyon
By Gavin Cooney
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Leinster Clermont has kicked off in disastrous circumstances for the Irish side: they trailed 15-0 within as many minutes of the start in Lyon. Clermont crossed for the opening try after just three minutes, through flanker Yato. That you can watch below.

Things were only to get worse from there: Isa Nacewa was then sin-binned for a pull back on David Strettle, with Morgan Parra kicking the penalty. Within six minutes of Nacewa's leaving the field, Strettle exploited his absence on the left-wing to touch down for a second try, with Joey Carbery left badly exposed at full-back.

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Leinster really struggled off their own set piece in the early stages, losing two of their own lineouts within that horrifying opening fifteen minutes.

The other talking point from the first-half is the pointless kit clash that's going on:

Morgan Parra missed a kickable penalty before half-time to give Leinster a bit of a let-off: they trail 15-3 at half-time.

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