Montpellier add O’Leary to Champions Cup squad

Date published: October 19 2016

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Montpellier have added former Ireland scrum-half Tomas O'Leary as an additional player going into Round Two of the Champions Cup. 

The Munster number nine joins the Top 14 outfit as a medical joker on a short-term deal as a replacement for the injured Benoit Paillaugue.

The following players have been nominated by their clubs as additional players for the 2016/17 European Rugby Champions Cup and Challenge Cup tournaments. The players replaced in the club squads (maximum of 41 players) have been deregistered.

Champions Cup

Montpellier
Additional player: Tomas O'Leary
Nationality: Ireland
Position: Scrum-half
Deregistered: Benoit Paillaugue

Challenge Cup

Bayonne
Additional player: Ryan Tongia
Nationality: New Zealand
Position: Wing
Deregistered: Simon Maillard

Bristol
Additional player: Jordan Crane
Nationality: England
Position: Number eight
Deregistered: Nick Carpenter

Additional player: Shane Geraghty
Nationality: England
Position: fly-half
Deregistered: Tusi Pisi

Gloucester 
Additional player: Salesi Ma'afu
Nationality: Australia
Position: Prop
Deregistered: Nicky Thomas

Lyon
Additional player: Thibaut Privat
Nationality: France
Position: Second row
Deregistered: Christian Njewel

Dragons
Additional player: Tavis Knoyle
Nationality: Wales
Position: Scrum-half
Deregistered: Luc Jones

Pau
Additional player: Sylvain Charlet
Nationality: France
Position: Prop
Deregistered: Ibrahim Diarra

Worcester Warriors
Additional player: Ben Te'o
Nationality: England
Position: Centre
Deregistered: Will Butler

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