MONTPELLIER GOES JANURARY SALES SHOPPING IN SALE
Lundi 14 Janvier 2013
January Sales a sore point with most men, buy one get one free, 20%, 30%, 40% even 70% off it goes on and on, but last Friday night Montpellier earned themselves a real Sales bargain, score 4 give away none and steal 5 pts. Montpellier went to Sale looking for a possible chance to play next week’s match against Toulon as a play-off game for one of the 8 qualifying places for this seasons ¼ final places in the H Cup.
The win would have already been good but to take the match by 4 tries to zero and only 2 penalties scored for Sale Sharks was a brilliant performance. First half tries by Artru and Beattie gave the visitors a 6-12 lead at half time, although the match was by no means a classic , Montpellier did what they needed to do, an away win against good opposition. The second half was more of the same a good try by Pierre Berard after sterling work from Santi Fernandez backed up by the Flying Fijian Jimmy Nagusa who gave the final pass for the fullback to go over which. is probably nearly a first for Jimmy? The icing on the cake was after several scrums and penalties the ref finally went under the posts to award the penalty try for the visitors in the dying minutes and of course that all important attacking bonus point. Final score Sale 6 – Montpellier 27.
The ¼ final places is not assured just yet but a win next week and then it becomes reality, and credit must be given to Coach Fabien Galthie who in less than 3 seasons has turned this team from a team most seasons fighting for survival, to something quite extradinary, finalist in 2011, ¼ finalist Top 14 last season and this season one can only dream of the possibilities come the month of May. This season the Sale Sharks bite has become nothing more than a violent nip, but all the same to go over to Blighty and get a 5pts victory is something Montpellier would not have done a few seasons ago...
Thankyou Mon.GALTHIE.and of course with a little help from the players.
Next week, in fact Saturday afternoon KO. 16.40 Montpellier needs your support, the visitors Top 14’s top of the table team Toulon, with its massive star studded casting, but Montpellier will be ready for the task ahead. There is also an added bonus next Sat. a 10,000€ Scooter to be won and we all know what happens when Toulon try to win the Scooter, they do not !!!!!!!!! its happened before and history has a funny way of repeating itself. The very first in the clubs history, a ¼ final H Cup place for Montpellier, be there and see, its not too late to purchase your tickets!!!!