Leinster v Montpellier Live

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Friday 13th January 19:45 GMT


A victory for Leinster in Round 5 of the Champions Cup at the RDS Showgrounds on Friday Evening against French club Montpellier, will assure the Irish Province of their place in the quarter-final stage of the tournament. The three times winners of the competition, Leinster, currently head Pool 4 with 16 points, thanks to three wins in four attempts, and four bonus points. Their tally gives them a five point advantage over Friday's visitors. Leinster have won both their home fixtures in the pool to date, scoring a total of 93 points in overcoming another Top 14 club Castres, and the Northampton Saints of the Aviva Premiership, while conceding just 28.

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Montpellier are the one side to defeat the Irishmen in the Champions Cup this season, beating them by 22-16 in Round 2. However, Montpellier in typical French fashion have fallen by the way on their travels, losing at the Saints by 14-16 in Round 1, and away to Castres last time out 23-29. Those two losses leave them five points adrift of the Irish side, and needing victoryon Friday to keep their hopes alive of qualifying for the knockout phase, either as pool winners, or as a best runner-up.

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Posted: 13th January 2017

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