Montpellier Hérault Rugby: A look at our opponents

Coach: Philippe Saint-André

Captain: Paul Willemse

Home Ground: GGL Stadium

After a tough game against Leinster, the boys have their sights set on a difficult fixture at home to Montpellier Hérault. We took a quick look at the French Champions and how they've been getting on recently.

One of France’s elite rugby teams, Montpellier Hérault are named after the Hérault River, which runs past the city.

Montpellier got their Heineken Champions Cup season off to the perfect start after coming away with a huge comeback win against London Irish in Round 1. Despite being 24-6 down at one point, the French Champions would eventually win the game 32-27.

Zach Mercer led the fightback, picking up the Heineken Star of the Match. The backrower also had more carries than any other player in Round 1 (23), picking up the most metres in contact than any other player as well (28).

Montpellier's second Heineken Champions Cup game saw them lose at home to the Ospreys in a shock result that would open up the group. The 21-10 win for the Ospreys sparked the team into a winning streak that resulted in them picking up wins against the Scarlets and Cardiff Rugby.

Montpellier have seen mixed results since they faced the Ospreys, losing 40-10 to Bordeaux-Begles and beating Racing 92 17-12.

Head Coach Toby Booth said: “We're expecting a bounce back performance from Montpellier after we won at their place. They're a physical team and will be seeking revenge.

"This is a massively important game, in terms of progressing through to the next round of the Heineken Champions Cup, and we'll be treating it as a cup final."


We know it's a late kick-off, but we need as many fans as possible in the stadium to cheer on the boys as they look to go two from two and fight for Heineken Champions Cup qualification.

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