Mogg scores for Montpellier

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by Beth Newman

A Jesse Mogg try set the tone for a big Montpellier win in the Top 14 on Sunday night, as his side defeated Agen.

Mogg scored in the 53rd minute as the second half ramped up, helping set up the 45-20 Montpellier victory.

Former Wallabies captain Ben Mowen crossed in the 81st minute for Montpellier as well, putting the icing on the comfortable win.

Will Genia’s Stade Francais suffered a surprise loss at the hands of last-placed Oyonnax on Sunday night (AEDT).

The Parisians’ discipline let them down in the 25-12 loss that saw them move down to 12thin the standings, just above their weekend opponents.

Genia played 73 minutes in the match, his third for his new club.

Bordeaux survived a challenge from Grenoble to take a 25-19 win at home.

Wallabies back Adam Ashley-Cooper played 54 minutes for his new team in the match, while his national teammate Sekope Kepu came on in the 52nd.

Toulon missed Aussie duo Matt Giteau and Drew Mitchell in their Monday morning (AEDT) clash against Toulouse.

Former Wallabies back James O'Connor scored Toulon's only try in their 31-8 loss, a rare highlight for his team.

Quade Cooper came on in the 60th minute, replacing Ma'a Nonu in the match.


Cooper Vuna crossed for Worcester in the Premiership, but it wasn’t enough to eke out  a victory against Bath.

Vuna’s try out the Warriors up by one point in the game but they couldn’t maintain the advantage as the home side ultimately won 21-14.

Former Wallabies captain James Horwill played a part in an intense draw between Harlequins and Gloucester.

A ten-try match went down to the wire at Twickenham, with neither side able to get an advantage.

George Smith’s Wasps went down to the ladder-leading Saracens in England, 26-16, though Smith didn’t play in the game.


Luke Burgess played at halfback as Zebre edged out Italian rivals Benetton Treviso by just three points.

Taqele Naiyaravoro couldn’t add to his try tally for Glasgow as the Warriors went down to local rivals Edinburgh on Sunday night (AEDT).