Leicester vs Montpellier player ratings as French win Challenge Cup

The Leicester vs Montpellier player ratings as the French side completed their season turnaround with a Challenge Cup triumph at Twickenham.

Montpellier found themselves towards the bottom of the Top 14 going into February, but followed that up with five league wins in a row prior to losing at Stade Francais with a weakened team last weekend.

A try apiece and a penalty apiece left us all square (10-10) at the break – Vincent Rattez and Harry Wells the try-scorers, with George Ford and Benoit Paillaugue converting and landing penalty kicks of their own.

Jasper Wiese’s try, converted by Ford, initially put Tigers in front after the restart before a Paillaugue penalty and unconverted try from Johan Goosen edged the French side ahead, 17-18.

Despite a late onslaught from Tigers, the French side clinically held out to win the game by a single point.

Scroll down for the Leicester vs Montpellier player ratings.

DID YOU KNOW? Ben YoungsΒ set a European record for Leicester Tigers in Friday’s Challenge Cup Final. The Tigers scrum-half made his 75th appearance for the club in European competition, overhauling Geordan Murphy’s total of 74.



  • Tries: Wells 33, Wiese 46
  • Cons:  Ford 34, 47
  • Pens: Ford 8


  • Tries: Rattez 13
  • Cons: Paillaugue 14
  • Pens: Paillaugue 16, 50

Leicester vs Montpellier player ratings:

Leicester: Steward 7; Porter 6, Moroni 7, Kelly 7, Nadolo 6; Ford 6, Wigglesworth 7; Genge 8, T Youngs (capt) 7, Cole 7, Wells 7, Green 6, Liebenberg 5, Brink 6, Wiese 8

Montpellier: Bouthier 7; Vincent 6, Goosen 9, Serfontein 6, Rattez 8; Lozowski 7, Paillaugue 7; Forletta 6, Guirado (capt) 6, Haouas 6, Verhaeghe 6, Willemse 6, Ouedraogo 6, Camara 7, Becognee 8.


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