Saturday 23 September 2017

Jono Gibbes demands more from Clermont Auvergne pack

Jono Gibbes worked wonders with Leinster and he is also doing the same with the Clermont Auvergne pack who took Lyon apart up front on Saturday night, winning 43-12 to stay at the summit of the Top 14.
Jono Gibbes worked wonders with Leinster and he is also doing the same with the Clermont Auvergne pack who took Lyon apart up front on Saturday night, winning 43-12 to stay at the summit of the Top 14.

John Fallon

Jono Gibbes worked wonders with Leinster and he is also doing the same with the Clermont Auvergne pack who took Lyon apart up front on Saturday night, winning 43-12 to stay at the summit of the Top 14.

The former All Black, now No2 at Stade Marcel Michelin, has seen his side win five out of six in the Top 14 and while he is looking forward to meeting Munster in December, he feels they have plenty room for improvement.

"We have Saracens away and Sale at home to deal with first before we even think about Munster and we have a lot of work to do before those games," said Gibbes, whose men are away this weekend to an Oyonnax side who have won both their home matches this season.

Saracens maintained their excellent start but needed a late try from Billy Vunipola after going to the corner with a penalty when they were three points down. Charlie Hodgson converted for a 36-32 win after earlier tries from Tim Streather and Richard Wigglesworth. They are home to Munster's other opponents Sale Sharks this weekend.

Sale got their season up and running when they became the latest side to dish out a hammering to London Welsh.

Tom Arscott got a hat-trick and Danny Cipriani continued to show good form off the tee and in open play as they ran in half a dozen tries.

Irish Independent

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