Clermont and Saracens through to last 4

Updated: April 7, 2013

Clermont and Saracens progressed through to the last 4 of the Heineken Cup on Saturday at the expense of Montpelier and last years finalists Ulster.

In the all French clash, it was a dominant 36-14 win for Clermont, running in 5 tries to 1 in their rout over Montpelier. The visitors led 9-3 thanks to the boot of Benoit Paillaugue, but tries from Wesley Fofana and Aurelien Rougerie put Clermont 15-9 up at the break.

And Siteveni Sivivatu, Lee Byrne and Napolini Vonowale-Nalaga all touched down in the second half, with Timoci Nagusa going over for Montpellier at the death.

Clermont will face either Harlequins or Munster in the last four.

England wing Chris Ashton returned to try-scoring form at Twickenham as Saracens beat Ulster 27-16 to book their first Heineken Cup semi-final appearance for five years. England fly-half Owen Farrell kicked 17 points from five penalties and a conversion of flanker Will Fraser’s first-half try.

Scrum-half Ruan Pienaar booted three penalties for Ulster and converted flanker Iain Henderson’s late try.

They await the winners from today’s other game between Toulon and Leicester.