Rugby Union - Clermont vote for victory against Leinster

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- Clermont hope to bury the misery of two European Cup final defeats in the last four years by downing three-time champions Leinster on Sunday and reaching another title match. The French side lost the 2013 and 2015 finals to Toulon and also came up short against Leinster in the 2012 semi-finals. But beating Leinster will still be a huge challenge as they are undefeated in 2017. The winner will face either Munster or defending champions Saracens in the final. They also reached the semi-finals with an impressive win over English Premiership leaders Wasps. The Irish side are without Dave and Rob Kearney but winger Isa Nacewa will lead the team on his 50th appearance in the tournament. Clermont have also suffered key injuries ahead of the semi-final with centres Wesley Fofana and Noa Nakaitaci ruled out.

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