Montpellier back to winning ways against UBB

Date published: September 4 2016

Demetri Catrakilis kicked 17 points as Montpellier beat Bordeaux-Bègles 32-15 in their Top14 clash on Sunday.

It was Montpellier's first win of the season after three games and the fact that it came away from home will give them confidence as they look to bounce back from a slow start.

Bordeaux took an early 6-0 lead through a drop goal and penalty by Ian Madigan before Jesse Mogg got Jake White's men on the scoreboard with a try. Catrakilis added the conversion and a penalty to give his side a 10-6 lead.

Frans Steyn received a yellow card in the 22nd minute with his side leading 13-9, but luckily for him the visitors only conceded three points during his absence while adding three of their own.

Montpelleir kept their lead throughout the second half, thanks to two penalties by Catrakilis and a penalty and conversion by Steyn after Alexandre Dumoulin scored.

The Scorers

For Bordeaux-Bègles
Pens: Madigan 4
Drop goal: Madigan

For Montpellier
Tries: Mogg, Dumoulin
Cons: Catrakilis, Steyn
Cons: Catrakalis 5, Steyn

Bordeaux-Bègles: 15 Jean-Marcellin Buttin, 14 Jean-Baptiste Dubie, 13 Romain Lonca, 12 Julien Rey, 11 Blair Connor, 10 Ian Madigan, 9 Yann Lesgourgues, 8 Loann Goujon, 7 Hugh Chalmers, 6 Luke Braid, 5 Jan Andre Marais, 4 Luke Jones, 3 Vadim Cobilas, 2 Clement Maynadier, 1 Jefferson Poirot
Replacements: 16 Ole Avei, 17 Sebastien Taofifenua, 18 Cyril Cazeaux, 19 Marco Tauleigne, 20 Baptiste Serin, 21 Josaia Vakacegu, 22 Jayden Spence, 23 Marc Clerc

Montpellier: 15 Jesse Mogg, 14 Benjamin Fall, 13 Alexandre Dumoulin, 12 Francois Steyn, 11 Marvin O'Connor, 10 Demetri Catrakilis, 9 Benoit Paillaugue, 8 Pierre Spies, 7 Akapusi Qera, 6 Fulgence Ouedraogo, 5 Robins Tchale-Watchou, 4 Nicolaas Janse van Rensburg, 3 Jannie du Plessis, 2 Bismarck Du Plessis, 1 Yvan Watremez
Replacements: 16 Arno van Wyk, 17 Gregory Fichten, 18 Julien Delannoy, 19 Antoine Battut, 20 Nic White, 21 Vincent Martin, 22 Nemani Nadolo, 23 Gagi Bazadze

Referee: Jérôme Garcès
Assistant Referees: Stéphane Boyer, Akim Hadj Bachir
TMO: Laurent Sclafer