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Friday 6th January 19:45 GMT


Montpellier and Bordeaux Begles get Round 15 of the French Top 14 Orange tournament under way on Friday Evening, when they clash at the Stade Yves-du-Manoir in Montpellier. The hosts have slipped to third position in the table, following their defeat at PAU on New Year's Eve, when they slipped to a 27-32 loss. They are still only five points behind the table leaders Clermont Auvergne however, as they too were beaten in their most recent fixture. The nine victories that Montpellier have recorded to date is a total only matched by the leaders, six of which have come consecutively on home soil, since they lost in Round 2 against Clermont by 22-26.

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Bordeaux have slipped down to eighth position in the table, as the result of three successive Top 14 losses, two of which have been away from home, at Toulon and Lyon. They are still, however, only two points outside the play-off positions. Bordeaux Begles have managed two wins on the road this season, although both have come at clubs closer to the foot of the table, than the top, at PAU and Grenoble. When the sides played each other back in Round 3, Montpellier emerged victorious by 32-15.

Posted: 31st January 2015


Montpellier and Bordeaux Begles return to domestic action in the French Top 14 Orange competition on Saturday at the Altrad Stadium, after disappointing European campaigns, which saw both clubs eliminated at the Pool stages of the Champions Cup and Challenge Cup respectively. Both clubs are challenging for a place in the top six of the league table after 16 rounds of fixtures, those being the all-important play-off positions come the end of the season. Currently in eighth place, Montpellier will look to close the gap on their visitors who have a five point and three place advantage going into Saturday’s match. The home team has one of the least impressive home records in the tournament, but even then they have won six of their eight matches at the Altrad Stadium, such is the preponderance of home victories in the French rugby.

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 While Bordeaux have produced some of the most stunning rugby played by any club in the competition this season, they have tended to keep their best form for in their own Stade Chaban-Delmas, where they have tasted defeat only to Toulouse this season.  Away from home, the side from the coast have managed just a solitary victory, their ability to secure bonus points just giving them an edge over some of their rivals for the top six positions.

Posted: 23rd February 2013


On Saturday, the 23rd of February, the French Top 14 Orange will see Montpellier and Bordeaux face off in Montpellier at 15:00 local time and 14:00 GMT. The Bordeaux Begles come in at the 12th spot on the table right now. They have been able to win just four games out of the eighteen that they have played this season, and have no draws. That number of wins is shared by Agen, who has the number 13th spot but while Agen has just 23 points, Bordeaux was able to grab an extra bonus point to take the 12th. Mont-de-Marsan is the 14th ranked team.

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As for Montpellier, they come in at fifth right now, with 11 games won out of eighteen. That means that they have seven losses and they have taken a total of 49 points. Above them in the top three spots are Toulon, Clermont Auvergne and Toulouse.

Tags: Top 14 Orange, Montpellier, Bordeaux Begles, Altrad Stadium
Posted: 6th January 2017

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