Montpellier's Aaron Cruden out of Leinster clash with thigh injury
By Alex Marrow
Last Updated: 13/10/17 1:50pm
Former All Black fly-half Aaron Cruden will miss Montpellier’s opening Champions Cup clash with Leinster on Saturday because of a thigh injury.
Leinster host Montpellier in Dublin, live on Sky Sports Action, and their cause will be helped by the fly-half's absence.
Cruden, who has won 50 caps for New Zealand, was on his way back from a rib problem when he sustained a thigh injury in training on Thursday.
Montpellier will be forced to overhaul their backline with South African international Francois Steyn a candidate to move to fly-half.
Meanwhile, No 8 Louis Picamoles is set to return to the side as captain after missing the last three Top 14 games because of a thigh injury of his own.