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 26-1in Lyon.  

Magical Mogg 

  • 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. 

Clinical Catrakilis  

  • Demetri Catrakilis landed four penalties and converted both Mogg’s tries to give Montpellier their first Challenge Cup title. 

Springboks’ double 

  • 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 grubberkick 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.