Montpellier v Leicester Tigers - Live

Last updated: 15th December 2013  

Full Time Full-time: Montpellier 14-15 Leicester

Conversion80 CONVERSION, LEICESTER, LAMB! 14-15! It's the winning kick. There's time for the restart though here.

TRY79 TRY, LEICESTER, GONEVA! 14-13! What about this. Leicester score at the death and it comes from an overlap on the right wing as Ayerza sends over his centre, who wisely runs closer to the uprights.

78 Montpellier survive for now after Lamb wrongly opts to grubber through in the 22. That leads to the home side clearing up to halfway with just two minutes remaining here at the Stade Yves-du-Manoir.

75 So Leicester are in losing bonus-point territory now and also know a converted try would win it. They are only 20 metres from the try-line too as the kitchen sink is about to be thrown at the home line.

Penalty72 PENALTY, LEICESTER, LAMB! 14-8! Scrum penalty for the Tigers and Lamb makes no mistake from distance.

70 An error from Montpellier as they look to do something slick in the backline. So frustrating for the pack as their solid scrum platform comes to nought on halfway. Leicester to put in now 40 metres out.

68 Leicester will need something special if they're to recover from this. Territory is the first job as they are stuck on their own 22 in possession. Lamb eventually decides to kick long into the home 22.

Conversion64 CONVERSION, MONTPELLIER, ESCANDE! 14-5! It's seven points as the lead grows to nine as time ticks on.

TRY63 TRY, MONTPELLIER, DUPONT! 12-5! It came from Gorgodze busting the fringe defence before offloading to his wing Dupont, who strolled in next to the uprights. This should be a seven-point score for them.

62 This is good territory for Montpellier now as they look to build on this two-point lead. They're set to throw in 20 out as Paillaugue and Waldrom now go for Eric Escande and Jordan Crane respectively.

58 End-to-end stuff now as hooker Youngs breaks before Montpellier pounce on loose ball at ruck time. Luckily for Leicester, Bowden backtracks to halfway before being dragged out for a home line-out.

57 A stoppage here as Paillaugue is down after seemingly being knocked out attempting a hit on Hamilton. He is now back on his feet and isn't replaced. Leicester ball here on the halfway line with T Youngs.

56 Changes: Johnnie Beattie and Ryan Lamb come on for the respective teams, replacing Tulou and Flood.

Conversion55 CONVERSION, MONTPELLIER, PAILLAUGUE! 7-5! Well, it has cost Flood as Paillaugue adds the extra two.

TRY54 TRY, MONTPELLIER, SELPONI! 5-5! What a reply. Paillaugue breaks before offloading to the scoring ten

52 Flood misses the conversion though which could prove costly. He's also grimacing after that strike.

TRY51 TRY, LEICESTER, TOM YOUNGS! 0-5! It's Ben's brother. Ben found hooker Tom who crashed over five out.

50 Ben Youngs is kicking beautifully today as he again sends a kick into touch on the bounce. It is a Montpellier line-out then on their own 22 as Bowden shakes off a knock and gets back into position.

48 So close for Benjamin and Leicester as the wing thought he'd scored but the TMO showed his boot had brushed the sideline. Net result, it's a Montpellier line-out on their own five metre. Crucial spell.

45 Little for the home supporters to cheer early in this second-half and losing their own scrum won't help matters. Neither will Berard letting the ball to bounce close to his line. Tigers line-out.

43 Chance blown from Hamilton as the New Zealander can't hold Bowden's pass with Morris spare wide out.

42 That's good work from Goneva as he smashes Dupont into touch after a smart kick from Youngs again. That means the Tigers will throw in just ten metres out from the home line, looking to power over.

41 Welcome back to the Stade Yves-du-Manoir where Flood gets the game restarted. Let's hope for points.

Half Time Half-time: Montpellier 0-0 Leicester

39 Wow. Eventually Montpellier point to the posts in the final seconds and Paillaugue misses his kick.

38 Tigers blow their chance as an intercept sees Montpellier kick downfield before winning a penalty at the breakdown. But, as they've done before today, the French turn down three points and go for touch.

37 Big chance for Tigers now as Lucas Dupont is caught behind his own line. Five metre scrum coming up.

36 Once again the Tigers stand firm in defence, this time on their own 22, as Alexandre Bias is caught in an offside position from a fumble. Net result, Leicester kick to touch and enjoy yet more territory.

33 Montpellier continue to test this Leicester defence for a spell but again the visitors survive and clear up to halfway with the line-out to come. Montpol soon get it back just inside their own half.

30 Scoreless here then as Montpellier drop out from their 22. It hasn't been dull though, far from it.

28 Plenty of turnovers being won by Leicester at the breakdown as they weather that storm. In fact they are now back in the Montpellier half as Youngs sends another of those well-judged kicks into touch.

25 Great defensive work from the Tigers as they survive that onslaught, with Youngs sending Montpellier back to a line-out 35 metres out. They will come again though so Leicester must be on their guard.

23 Three points are turned down as Montpellier instead go for the corner. Leicester need to be strong.

Yellow Card22 YELLOW CARD, LEICESTER, BENJAMIN! The wing goes for blocking on his own 22. Chance for three points.

19 That's a beautiful kick over the heads of the home defence from Youngs that rolls into touch ten out. In fact they win the line-out, go wide to Benjamin before Bowden is penalised for going off his feet.

16 Goneva now runs hard to get his side within five metres. But he has the ball turned over in contact, which means Leicester must regroup before they come again. Montpellier are desperate for territory.

13 But the French side are not out of the woods just yet as Leicester again pack down in the home 22.

12 Montpellier get back on the front foot now and are making inroads in this Leicester defence before Tigers break out with Ben Youngs chasing hard. The nine doesn't get there ahead of Berard though. Montpellier fortunately get themselves a relieving penalty that they kick clear from their own 22.

8 Good territory for Leicester here as they pack down before going right then left to first Morris and Benjamin. However, the sun gets in the eyes of the latter which leads to the ball going into touch.

5 And they almost cash in through Jamie Gibson but the final pass from Morris wide out goes forward.

4 Leicester settle and that is a perfect high kick from Ben Youngs down the touchline, which leads to Morris pressurising the catcher before driving him into touch. Tigers line-out then 30 metres out.

2 Here we go with Montpellier on the front foot soon after the kick-off. Enzo Selponi finds a hole and Leicester are lucky not to be behind. A great start from the fly-half before Pierre Berard fumbles.

0 For Leicester Tigers, Niall Morris and Thomas Waldrom return to the starting line-up, replacing Adam Thompstone and Jordan Crane on the wing and number eight respectively. Ryan Lamb is on the bench.

0 Montpellier have made thirteen changes to the side that lost in Leicester as Wynand Olivier starts in the number twelve jersey. Francois Trinh Duc is absent but Nicolas Mas returns at tighthead. The only survivors from last weekend's starting line-up are left wing Yoan Audrin and flanker Mamuka Gorgodze.

0 Hello and welcome from the Stade Yves-du-Manoir for what should be an epic clash between Montpellier and Leicester. Tigers won at Welford Road last weekend and with Montpol thirteen points off leaders Ulster, pride is on the line for the much-changed French side. Leicester must win to keep the heat on Ulster and will fancy their chances of doing the double over Montpellier today. Team news coming up.

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