ASM Clermont Auvergne

The Association Sportive Clermont Auvergne Montferrandaise is a rugby union team from the French city of Clermont- Ferrand in the Puy -de- Dôme, which plays in the top league Top 14. It is the most important department of the sports club Association Sportive Montferrandaise. The home games are played at the Stade Marcel Michelin.

By 2004, the team went on under the name AS Montferrandaise and is still often referred to as. She reached the final of the French Championship eleven times, but was only in 2010 after ten final defeats win the championship; in six finals, the difference was less than seven points. At European level, the team has been able to European Challenge Cup win twice.

  • 4.1 Current squad
  • 4.2 Known former players


Michelin Martin, son of the Michelin Group 's founder André Michelin, the club founded in 1911 under the name AS Michelin. In this company sports club rugby Department soon held a dominant role. 1922 had the name changed to pressure from the Sports Association Union des Sociétés Françaises de Sports Athlétiques in AS Montferrandaise.

In 1935 the team reached a major finals for the first time, in the Challenge Yves du Manoir. The ASM lost this game, as well as the finals of the championship in 1936 and 1937. The final of the Challenge 1938 won. In the following decade, the team took part in the Coupe de France twice and lost both 1945 and 1947 finals. Ten years later, followed by another final defeat in the Challenge.

In the 1970s, the AS Montferrandaise was one of the best teams in the country. Twice they reached the final of the Championship and lost each (1970 and 1978). Two other final defeats in the Challenge (1972 and 1979 ) is a victory over (1976). In 1986, AS Montferrandaise win for the third time the Challenge.

1994 reached the final of both the team and the Challenge Cup, they went both times as a loser from the square. Two further defeats in the championship finals followed in 1999 and 2001, the biggest success the team not at national but at European level.; 1999 and 2007 she decided the cup competition, the European Challenge Cup for the second; In June 2007, Clermont lost for the eighth time the final of the French championship. A year later, the ninth Final defeat. With the defeat against USA Perpignan in 2009, the club failed for the tenth time and the third time in a row in the final.

The "Final Curse " that weighed on the team, was finally broken in 2010. At the eleventh start they won against USA Perpignan and first won the championship.


  • Champion: 2010
  • Championship Runners-up: 1936, 1937, 1970, 1978, 1994, 1999, 2001, 2007, 2008, 2009
  • Heineken Cup finalist: 2013
  • European Challenge Cup winners: 1999, 2007
  • Finalist European Challenge Cup: 2004
  • Winner Challenge Yves du Manoir: 1938, 1976, 1986
  • Finalist Challenge Yves du Manoir: 1935, 1957, 1972, 1979, 1985, 1994
  • Finalist Coupe de France: 1945, 1947

Final Games of ASM Clermont Auvergne and AS Montferrandaise


Heineken Cup

European Challenge Cup


Current squad

The squad for the 2013/2014 season:

Front team ( forwards)


  • France Raphaël Chaume
  • France Vincent Debaty
  • France Thomas Domingo
  • France Daniel Kötze
  • France Adrien Oleon
  • France Clément Ric
  • Georgia Dawit Sirakaschwili


  • France Benoît Cabello
  • France Benjamin Kayser
  • Samoa Ti'i Paulo

Second - row players

  • Canada Jamie Cudmore
  • Scotland Nathan Hines
  • France Loïc Jacquet
  • France Julien Pierre


  • Portugal Julien Bardy
  • France Julien Bonnaire
  • France Alexandre Lapandry

Number Eight

  • France Damien Chouly
  • France Elvis Vermeulen

Behind team ( backs)

Scrum half

  • France Morgan Parra
  • France Ludovic Radosavljevic
  • France Thierry Lacrampe

Compound Semiconductors

  • Australia Brock James
  • Mike Delany New Zealand
  • France Gavin Hume

Indoor Three Quarter

  • France Wesley Fofana
  • New Zealand Regan King
  • France Noa Nakaitaci
  • Aurélien Rougerie France (C )
  • New Zealand Benson Stanley

Outer three-quarters


  • France Jean -Marcellin Buttin
  • Wales Lee Byrne

Well-known former players

  • Stephen Jones ( Wales)
  • Sione Lauaki ( Tonga )
  • Mario Ledesma ( Argentina)
  • Gonzalo Longo (Argentina )
  • Olivier Magne (France)
  • Gérald Merceron (France)
  • Olivier Merle (France)
  • Napolioni Nalaga (Fiji)
  • Breyton Paulse (South Africa)
  • Jean -Pierre Romeu (France)
  • Philippe Saint- André ( France)
  • Martín Scelzo (Argentina )
  • Goderdsi Schwelidse (Georgia)
  • John Smit ( South Africa)
  • Alessandro Troncon (Italy )