Liebenberg set for long absence after operation

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 13:51
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INJURY UPDATE: South African flank Wiaan Liebenberg is set for a three-month spell on the sidelines as he needs an operation on a broken wrist, his French club Montpellier said on Tuesday.

The 25-year-old will join French international winger Benjamin Fall in missing Saturday's European Cup clash with Glasgow.

Fall, 28, suffered a cut elbow in last week's 29-22 victory over Glasgow in Scotland.

That success resurrected Montpellier's hops of making the European Champions Cup knock-out rounds having lost their opening two matches against Exeter and Leinster.

The French Top 14 outfit are third in Pool Three and six points behind Irish province Leinster, knowing that another victory against Glasgow is imperative if they are to stay in the race for the quarterfinals.

Agence France-Presse