Club: Montpellier Herault Rugby Club
Stadium Name Stade Yves-Du-Manoir
Stadium Address 500, avenue de Vanieres
Telephone 04 67 47 27 69
Fax 04 67 42 08 69
Club Web Site:
Home Colours: Dark Blue
Away Colours: White with Blue Stripes/All Red
League (2014/15): Top 14
Who Plays There
In his 2007 book “Confessions of a Rugby Mercenary”, New Zealander John Daniell described a year playing for Montpellier. He had arrived in 2003, just after Montpellier had been crowned champion of the second division
Founded only in 1986, through the merger of two other rugby union clubs, the Stade Montpellierain and MUC Rugby.
Montpellier were promoted to the Top 14 in 2003, as champions of the Rugby Pro D2.
The following season the club won the European Shield, defeating Italian club Viadana 25-19.
Then, in 2010/11, they got to the final of Top 14, losing 10-15 to Toulouse at Stade de France. They had come with 15 minutes of winning their first National Championship.
The Stadium (s)
Montpellier used to play at Stade Sabathe, which had a capacity of only 5,000.
Post the 2007 World Cup they have moved to the Stade Yves-du-Manoir.
Updated August 2014
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