French giants lose Saffa ahead of Glasgow clash

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 08:19
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INJURY UPDATE: Montpellier flank Wiaan Liebenberg is out of Friday's European Champions Cup clash with Glasgow due to a wrist injury, the French club confirmed.

The 25-year-old South African back row is due to miss several weeks after his injury during his side's 14-26 defeat at La Rochelle in the French Top 14 on Saturday.

However locks Nico Janse van Rensburg and Konstantine Mikautadze, who both suffered ankle injuries against La Rochelle, trained on Monday and are fit to face Glasgow.

Two more South Africans, hooker Bismarck Du Plessis and lock Jacques Du Plessis could also return for Montpellier.

Both teams lost their opening two Pool 3 games and know that a victory is crucial to their chances of qualifying for the quarter-finals.

Although they lost their first two European games, they did at least pick up three bonus points, whereas Glasgow have nothing to show for their efforts following defeats to three-time winners Leinster and English champions Exeter, who clash on Sunday.

Agence France-Presse

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Sun, 17 December 2017
Wasps v La Rochelle 13h00 Ricoh Arena
Ospreys v Northampton Saints 15h15 Liberty Stadium
Clermont Auvergne v Saracens 15h15 Stade Marcel-Michelin
Leicester Tigers v Munster 17h30 Welford Road
Fri, 22 December 2017
Wasps v Gloucester 22h00 Ricoh Arena
Newcastle Falcons v Harlequins 22h00 Kingston Park
Sale Sharks v Bath 22h00 AJ Bell Stadium
Leicester Tigers v Saracens 22h00 Welford Road
Northampton Saints v Exeter Chiefs 22h00 Franklin's Gardens
Worcester Warriors v Leicester Tigers 22h00 Sixways
Sat, 23 December 2017
Treviso v Zebre 14h00 Stadio Monigo
Edinburgh v Glasgow Warriors 16h10 BT Murrayfield
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Pool 1
Team P W D L Pts
La Rochelle 3 3 0 0 15
Ulster 4 2 0 2 13
Wasps 3 1 0 2 6
Harlequins 4 0 0 4 2
Pool 2
Team P W D L Pts
Clermont Auvergne 3 3 0 0 14
Saracens 3 2 0 1 10
Ospreys 3 1 0 2 8
Northampton Saints 3 0 0 3 1
Pool 3
Team P W D L Pts
Leinster 4 4 0 0 18
Montpellier 4 2 0 2 13
Exeter Chiefs 4 2 0 2 9
Glasgow Warriors 4 0 0 4 2
Pool 4
Team P W D L Pts
Munster 3 2 1 0 11
Racing Metro 4 2 0 2 11
Castres 4 1 1 2 7
Leicester Tigers 3 1 0 2 6
Pool 5
Team P W D L Pts
Bath 4 3 0 1 13
Toulon 4 3 0 1 13
Scarlets 4 2 0 2 12
Treviso 4 0 0 4 3