Wallabies abroad: Aussie duo switching clubs

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by Beth Newman

Europe's rugby tournaments are reaching their pointy ends.

Player movement, finals qualification and relegation are all being confirmed or avoided, with plenty of Aussies featuring across the globe.

TOP 14

Former Brumbies duo Jesse Mogg and Joe Tomane may be about to play their last matches for Montpellier, released by the club.

The pair were both contracted until the end of the 2018-19 season, but the club confirmed overnight that they would be moving on.

Mogg joined Montpellier ahead of the 2015-16 season and Tomane followed a season later, reuniting with ex-Brumbies coach Jake White, who is now in japan.

The pair are reportedly being courted by other French sides in the Top 14.

Montpellier will play at least two more matches this season, after qualifying for the Top 14 finals with a win over Pau last weekend.

Mike Harris steered Lyon at 10, scoring two penalties in a 39-18 loss to Oyonnax.

Leroy Houston was at no. 8 for Bordeaux in a tough loss to Racing 92.


Toulon 59 - Castres 13

Agen 27 - Clermont 17

Montpellier 45 - Pau 13

Oyonnax 39 - Lyon 18

Stade Francais 30 - Brive 22

Bordeaux 15 - Racing 92 39

Toulouse 19 - La Rochelle 14


There was plenty of joy for the capped Wallabies playing for Exeter, with Nic White, Lachie Turner and Greg Holmes all scoring in a 34-19 win over Sale.

Dave Dennis came off the bench for the Chiefs, playing the final 20 minutes.

James Hanson started for Gloucester in their final home game of the year, playing 49 minutes.

Matt Toomua played 64 minutes for Leicester, in a shock loss to Newcastle in the penultimate regular round of the Premiership, while hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau played the final 31 minutes for the Tigers.

Jake Schatz and London Irish had their 2017 relegation confirmed after a big loss to Saracens.


Leicester 23 - Newcastle 25

Exeter 34 - Sale 19

Gloucester 20 - Bath 43

Worcester 44 - Harlequins 13

London Irish 14 - Saracens 51

Wasps 36 - Northampton 29

PRO 14

Scott Fardy sat out Leinster’s final regular season match, a big loss to Connacht, with the Dublin side qualifying for a home semi-final and a week off to start playoffs.

South Africa’s Cheetahs are through to the Top 14 finals after their first season in Europe.


Kings 20 - Cheetahs 29

Connacht 47 - Leinster 10

Dragons 8 - Scarlets 33

Cardiff 23 - Opsreys 26

Munster 24 - Ulster 24

Benetton 17 - Zebre 22

Edinburgh 24 - Glasgow 19