Wallabies abroad: Mogg makes it a Montpellier double

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by Beth Newman

A Jesse Mogg double has propelled Montpellier to a big win in France over the weekend.

Mogg scored in the 13th and 60th minutes for Montpellier, with Joe Tomane inseted into the match after 60 minutes.

Tries from flanker Liam Gill and utility back Mike Harris, at inside centre, for Lyon helped them over the line against Brive, by two points.

Gill had a mixed afternoon, yellow-carded in the 46th minute, before scoring in the 65th as Lyon made their comeback.

Peter Betham and Sitaleki Timani had a tough afternoon with Clermont, starting on the wing and in the second row, respectively, shown up by Stade Francais.

Timani lasted just 25 minutes of the match, as Clermont’s playoff chances were snubbed out by Stade.

Former Queensland Reds teammates Leroy Houston and Nick Frisby teamed up again in Bordeaux, Houston starting at no. 8 and Frisby the reserve scrumhalf, pipping Ben Mowen’s Pau with a 74th-minute penalty.


Castre 28 - Toulouse 23

Stade Francais 50 - Clermont 13

Bordeaux 19 - Pau 18

Brive 25 - Lyon 27

Agen 36 - Oyonnax 41

Montpellier 40 - La Rochelle 24

Racing 92 17 - Toulon 13


Lachie Turner is wrapped up against Gloucester. Photo; Getty ImagesDave Dennis, Nic White, Lachie Turner and Greg Holmes helped Exeter turn get revenge on James Hanson’s Gloucester, with a 46-10 win in Exeter.

In their round one match up, Gloucester sprung a surprise result on the reigning champions, but that was corrected this weekend.

White, starting at scrumhalf, played 58 minutes while Turner was at fullback for the whole match, Dennis played at six for 51 minutes and Holmes came off the bench for the final 22 minutes.

Hanson made 14 tackles in the clash, playing 59 minutes at hooker.

James O’Connor limped off just 11 minutes into Sale’s narrow win over Wasps, a victory that come after the 80 minutes.

Matt Toomua was centre for Leicester, up against Bath’s Ben Tapuai, as the Tigers romped to a 34-19 victory at home, with Wallabies hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau playing the final 26 minutes for Leicester.

Former Aussie Sevens rep Nick Malouf missed the match, suspended for three weeks for a dangerous tackle.

Saracens’ Will Skelton remains sidelined with injury, watching on as the London side dominate Rob Horne’s Northampton.

Horne had a solid game,notching  60 run metres off seven carries and making 10 tackles as well.

James Horwill (neck) missed Harlequins’ latest game, a shock loss to a London Irish side that sits last on the table.

Former Queensland Reds backrower Jake Schatz was at blindside flanker for the Irish, making 15 tackles in their big victory.


Exeter 46 - Gloucester 10

Worcester 27 - Newcastle 13

Harlequins 5 - London Irish 35

Northampton 13 - Saracens 63

Bath 19 - Leicester 34

Sharks 28 - Wasps 27 

PRO 14

Scott Fardy sat out Leinster’s match against Zebre, an easy seven-try win for the Irish side.

Edinburgh 20 - Ulster 32

Ospreys 39 - Connacht 10

Leinster 41 - Zebre 6

Scarlets 26 - Glasgow 8

Cheetahs 29 - Cardiff 27

Benetton 29 - Dragons 27

Kings 22 - Munster 29