Montpellier on track for Challenge Cup qtrs

Montpellier continued their drive through the Amlin Challenge Cup with a strong 39-14 victory over Bourgoin.

The match was a home match for Montpellier at Stade Yves du Manoir but Bourgoin were leading 14-10 after 25 minutes gone after a penalty try and another from Ratu Nasiganiyavi.

By half time Montpellier had regained the lead and went on to score 29 unanswered points which earned them a bonus point victory.

Montpellier are still on track for a quarter final place having won all three of their pool clashes to date.

Their group includes Aviva Premiership clubs Exeter Chiefs and Newcastle Falcons.

Final Score Montpellier 39 (16) Bourgoin 14 (14)


Try – Marc Giraud, Martin Bustos Moyano, Joan Caudullo, Santiago Fernandez
Conversion – Martin Bustos Moyano (2)
Penalty – Martin Bustos Moyano (4) , Raphael Lagarde

Try – Ratu Nasiganiyavi, Penalty Try
Conversion – Matias Viazzo (2)

Referee: Dudley Phillips (Ireland)

Attendance: 4,500


Montpellier V Bourgoin Montpellier: J Alcalde, A Pratmarty, S Tuilevuka, F Nicot, M Bustos Moyano, S Fernandez, B Paillaugue, N Leleimalefaga, J Caudullo, D Thiart, M Macurdy, G Uva, V Bost (capt), J Wasserman, M Giraud.

Replacements: F Rofes, G Shvelidze, K Kervarec, A Fakate, G Chkhaidze, A Tomas, R Lagarde, G Doumayrou

Bourgoin: M Moinot, B Va’aulu, W van Zyl, D Janin, R Nasiganiyavi, M Viazzo, M Campeggia [capt], A Tchougong, J Merle, V Pelo, A Louchard, C Levast, C Basson, W Jooste, A Tulou.

Replacements: S Bougherara, O Milloud, S Charlet, T Genevois, Y Labrit, J Gondrand, J Coux, S Tian

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