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All you need to know about Montpellier

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With just a day left until Montpellier Herault Rugby host Saints and the final pool stage matches of the European Champions Cup get underway, here’s everything you need to know about the southern French side.


Coming into tomorrow’s final pool stage fixture still looking to qualify for the knock-out rounds, Montpellier began this season’s tournament after lifting the European Challenge Cup trophy last summer in Lyon.

History Having never reached the final of the top-flight European competition, the French side has, nevertheless, been a strong competitor in the European tournaments for a number of years and proves a tough challenge to any side that enters the Altrad Stadium.

This season This year’s campaign saw them collect two win from the five games played so far, both of which have come when the side hosted their opposition, first taking a 22-16 victory over Leinster in round two and then going on to defeat Castres Olympique 32-14 the following weekend.

Qualification Needing the win to be in with a chance of sealing a runners-up qualification spot, Montpellier will be fighting hard to keep their unbeaten home record in the European Champions Cup so far this season.


For those members of the Saints Nation travelling to the Altrad Stadium tomorrow night, Montpellier have provided the following information about getting to the ground.

Tram Located on the outskirts of the town, the Altrad Stadium is easily accessible by Line 2 of the tram services that runs from both the train station and from within the town itself. Alite the tram in the direction of Sabines-Saints Jean de Wedas and there is a stop named Sabines that is approximately 800m from the stadium.

Shuttle The club put on a shuttle service on matchdays that will run from the Sabines tram stop to the stadium at the small cost of €2.50.

Bus There are two bus routes that run close to the stadium: Line 6 and Line La Ronde. Alight Line 6 at the stop named Font Couverte and Line La Ronde at the stop named Le Grand M for the stadium.

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