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Connacht Suffer Nightmare Start As Montpellier Score After 70 Seconds

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Connacht suffered the worst possible start to their first Champions Cup outing since the 2016/17 season as Aaron Cruden scored Montpellier’s first try after just 70 seconds. Prior to kick-off, Jarrad Butler, Matt Healy and Niyi Adeolokun were all ruled out through injury and while being interviewed on the pitch, club captain Butler predicted an 18-0 win for his side …

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Late Blow For Connacht As Key Trio Replaced Ahead Of Montpellier Clash

Connacht

Connacht have been forced to make three late changes to their starting XV ahead of their Champions Cup opener against Montpellier with Jarrad Butler, Matt Healy and Niyi Adeolokun all sustaining injuries. Robin Copeland, Tom Daly and John Porch have all been introduced into Andy Friend’s starting lineup with a number of other positional changes as a result. While the …

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Ben Healy Added To Munster Squad While Leinster Make Five Changes

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Munster have added 20-year-old out-half Ben Healy in place of Alex Wootton to their Champions Cup squad ahead of Saturday’s Pool 4 opener against the Ospreys.  With first-choice ten Joey Carbery out injured and back-up J.J Hanrahan a doubt for this weekend, Munster are light of options with Tyler Bleyendaal the side’s only available out-half. Despite Johann van Graan suggesting …

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Watch: Aaron Cruden Shanks Cross-Field Kick To Gift Clermont A Try

Aaron Cruden Clermont Montpellier

Clermont Auvergne continued their excellent form this season thanks to a win away to Montpellier where they won out on a 23-28 scoreline.  Wesley Fofana, Damian Penaud and Isaia Toeava all touched down for tries. Morgan Parra kicked 10 points and Camille Lopez slotted a drop goal to secure a victory which sees Clermont go eight points clear at the …

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South African-Born Willemse Available For France In Six Nations

Montpellier lock forward Paul Willemse will be available to play for France in the Six Nations after announcing on Friday that his French citizenship had been confirmed this week. Pretoria-born Willemse, who won the Under-20 World Cup with the Springboks in 2012, qualifies for French citizenship through residency having left his native South Africa to play for Top 14 side …

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France Captain Guilhem Guirado Toulon Departure Confirmed

Guilhem Guirado Montpellier Toulon France

France captain Guilhem Guirado will be moving to Montpellier at the end of the season, the Top 14 club announced on Thursday. “It was a very important decision which needed a lot of thought. Now it is official I am very happy to be joining Montpellier,” Guirado told the club website. Guirado’s current side Toulon said last month that the …

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39 Phases! Falcons Eke Out Superb Win In Grandstand Finish

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The Newcastle Falcons have made it back-to-back wins in the Heineken Champions Cup after defeating Montpellier 23-20 at Kingston Park this afternoon.  Gary Graham’s first-half try and 11 points from the boot of the excellent Joel Hodgson in the first half gave the Falcons a 16-6 lead at the break. In the second interval, it was all Montpellier and they …

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Montpellier Have More Springbok Caps Than South Africa This Weekend

Montpellier will face off against Castres on Saturday evening in the Top 14 final at the Stade de France in Paris.  Montpellier are heavy favourites for the clash and that’s no surprise when you look at the amount of international talent they have at their disposal. In addition to the heavy South African presence in the starting XV, the French outfit …

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Watch: Montpellier Teammates Get In A Fight During Their Warm-Up

Montpellier took another step to securing top spot in the Top 14 and top seeding for the playoffs after beating Racing 92 41-3 yesterday at the Altrad Stadium. The home side lead 13-3 at halftime before a powerful second-half performance which yielded tries from Jan Serfontein, Nicolaas Janse van Rensburg, Timoci Nagusa and Louis Picamoles confirmed the one-sided victory. Such …

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Report: Montpellier Make Gargantuan Offer To Munster’s CJ Stander

Guinness PRO12 Semi-Final, Thomond Park, Limerick 20/5/2017 Munster vs Ospreys Munster's CJ Stander

In recent weeks, fears that CJ Stander could follow Donnacha Ryan and Simon Zebo in signing for a move to the Top 14 have subsided somewhat, but a new report is likely to rouse further anxiety among Irish rugby fans. According to the Irish Examiner, the Ireland and Munster back-row has received a gargantuan offer from affluent French suitors Montpellier …

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Watch: Finn Russell’s Magic Try Assist Was The Highlight On A Disappointing Night For Glasgow Warriors

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Glasgow Warriors’ hopes of Champions Cup progression took a near-fatal hit on Friday night as they suffered defeat at the hands of Montpellier. Having lost their two games of the European campaign to Exter Chiefs and Leinster last month, the Scottish side knew that realistically they had to beat their Top 14 opponents in order to gain some grounding in …

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