Struggling Montpellier Hérault sign Gabriel Ibitoye

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Following reports that Bath back row Zach Mercer will sacrifice his chances of England caps by joining Montpellier Hérault, it has been announced that Gabriel Ibitoye will join the club as a ‘medical joker’.  Neither will be impressed by their new club’s current form, however. In Round 14 they lead 19-0 at half time away […] READ MORE


Hopeful Montpellier take on Hardened Leinster

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Big spending French outfit Montpellier travel to Dublin to take on European royalty in Leinster as they look to legitimise their credentials. Recruiting the likes of Ruan Pienaar, Aaron Cruden and Luois Picamoles has put Vern Cotter’s outfit firmly in the mix to lift this season’s Champions Cup trophy. Five wins in their initial seven […] READ MORE


Will The Departure Of All Black Veterans Matter After 2017?

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Three All Black veterans could be heading offshore after next years British & Irish Lions tour. Will their departure have the impact on the team that some think? All Black coach Steve Hansen stands to lose over 160 caps worth of experience. The men in question are: Aaron Cruden, Israel Dagg, and Ben Smith. There […] READ MORE


Another Gloucester Rugby Takeover on the Cards

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It is less than a year ago that Gloucester Rugby seemed to have settled their ownership issues as Martin St Quinton took a majority stake. Now rumours have rapidly gathered pace that Montpellier owner Mohed Altrad is prepared to invest. So much so that the club have had to issue a statement about another possible Gloucester Rugby takeover. Who is Mohed Altrad?  A […] READ MORE