Springbok hooker Bismarck du Plessis will start for Montpellier in the friendly against Western Province on Thursday.
Dillyn Leyds will start at flyhalf and will captain Western Province in their final Currie Cup pre-season game against Montpellier on Thursday.
Western Province coach John Dobson has named a 27-man squad for their two-match tour to France ahead of the Currie Cup.
Western Province will travel to France for two warm-up games as part of their preparations for their Currie Cup title defence.
Former Springbok fullback Johan Goosen has admitted that the manner in which he backed out of his contract with Racing 92 was a ‘mistake’.
Springbok prop Jannie du Plessis has signed a one-year extension with French Top 14 side Montpellier.
Castres were crowned Top 14 champions after beating Montpellier 29-13 at the Stade de France on Saturday, writes SIMON BORCHARDT.
Ruan Pienaar kicked 17 points as Montpellier thrashed Lyon 40-14 in their French Top 14 semi-final on Friday. MARIETTE ADAMS reports.
Ruan Pienaar and Nico Janse van Rensburg starred as Montpellier beat Oyonnax 43-30, while there were also Top 14 wins for Toulon, Pau, Toulouse, Lyon, Castres and Racing 92. In a thrilling nine-try contest, Montpellier ultimately prevailed to come away with a bonus-point victory which extends their lead at the top of the log. The visitors had seven South Africans… Read more →
Grey College 1st XV coach Wessel du Plessis says the school’s partnership with French club Montpellier will not result in a player drain. A benefactor, thought to be Montpellier owner Mohed Altrad, initiated the Badawi Legacy Scholarship Programme last year. Grey College announced on its website that the programme had committed to making the following changes in three areas over… Read more →