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Healy at the double

Prop Cian Healy crossed for two tries as Leinster closed in on a place in the quarter-finals of the Heineken Cup with a comfortable 24-8 victory over Clermont Auvergne at the Aviva Stadium.

A record Heineken Cup pool attendance for a game in Ireland of 44,873 saw Joe Schmidt's side establish a 10-3 half-time lead on the back of Healy's eighth-minute try.

Third-quarter tries from Healy and flanker Sean O'Brien, added to nine points from the boot of fly-half Jonathan Sexton, then put the result beyond doubt.

Clermont's only response in the second half was an unconverted try from wing Napolioni Nalaga and although Leinster missed out on a bonus point, they now have a healthy five-point lead in Pool Two.


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