Aurelien Rougerie hit for 6
Ankle injury fells Clermont captain for six weeks
Rougerie has been in rampaging form for Clermont
Clermont have received a terrible Christmas present with captain Aurelien Rougerie suffering a painful ankle injury.
Rougerie sustained the injury against Bayonne in a 48-3 beatdown as Clermont continued their very impressive season. Clermont are currently second on the Top 14 table but the loss of Rougerie significantly weakens the side.
Bayonne's Benjamin Boyet was the guilty party with a very clumsy challenge resulting in the injury.
Rougerie will definitely miss two matches of the Heineken Cup Pool stages away to Exeter and Scarlets.
But the major concern is that Rougerie will now be unavailable for France's opening fixture of the 2013 6 Nations.