With Montpellier playing in their first European final since 2016 when they face Leicester Tigers in the Challenge Cup decider at Twickenham Stadium on May 21, we take a closer look at that game, when they defeated Harlequins 26-19 in Lyon.
- A brace of tries from replacement full-back Jesse Mogg in the 22nd and 47th minutes swung the Grand Stade de Lyon final the way of Jake White’s men.
- Demetri Catrakilis landed four penalties and converted both Mogg’s tries to give Montpellier their first Challenge Cup title.
- South Africans White, Bismarck du Plessis, Janie du Plessis and Frans Steyn added a Challenge Cup winners’ medal to their Rugby World Cup triumph in 2007.
Visser’s costly drop
- Harlequins blew a golden opportunity to reduce the 23-9 deficit on the hour, when Mike Brown sent an accurate kick towards Tim Visser, but the flying Dutchman spilled the ball.
Yarde try too late
- Marland Yarde eventually snaffled up a Ben Botica grubber–kick to score a converted 71st minute try and give Harlequins hope of a record fourth Challenge Cup, but Montpellier hung on.
For the full match report, click here.