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Montpellier - The Basics

City: Montpellier

Country: France

Club: Montpellier Herault Rugby Club

Nickname:

Founded: 1986

Ground Opened:

Stadium Name  Stade Yves-Du-Manoir

Stadium Address              500, avenue de Vanieres

                                                34070 Montpellier

Telephone          04 67 47 27 69

Fax         04 67 42 08 69

Capacity               15,000

Seating: 12,734

 

Club Web Site:

 www.montpellier-rugby.com

Facebook:

Twitter:

 

Home Colours:  Dark Blue

Away Colours:   White with Blue Stripes/All Red

League (2014/15): Top 14

Fixtures 2014/15:www.montpellier-rugby.com

 

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

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History

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

 

Copyright Miles & Miles Publishing 2014

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