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Champions Cup: Stormers fight back to beat Clermont Auvergne

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Clermont's Australian flanker Miles Amatosero (C) has an altercation with Stormers' South African flanker Evan Roos (L) during the European Champions Cup pool B rugby union match between Stormers and ASM Clermont Auvergne at Cape Town stadium in Cape Town on January 21, 2023. (Photo by RODGER BOSCH / AFP) (Photo by RODGER BOSCH/AFP via Getty Images)

Stormers came from behind to beat Clermont Auvergne 30-16 in the Heineken Champions Cup and secure a place in the last 16.

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The bonus-point victory sees the Cape Town team climb to second in Pool B, three points behind leaders La Rochelle, following a third win in four matches.

Number eight Evan Roos scored one of the tries on his return from injury, with Herschel Jantjies, Jean-Luc du Plessis and Deon Fourie also crossing for the hosts. Du Plessis converted two of the tries and Kade Wolhuter also kicked two penalties.

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The visitors led 6-3 at the turnaround thanks to a pair of penalties from Anthony Belleau.

Belleau kicked a third penalty to stretch the advantage to six points but they were on the back foot thereafter, conceding three tries in nine minutes.

Bautista Delguy responded on the hour for the visitors with their only try, which was converted by Gabin Michet, only for Fourie to erase any doubt about the outcome soon after.

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