White swings the axe at Montpellier

Date published: May 26 2015

Montpellier have announced that 19 players will leave the club at the end of the season, including former All Black Rene Ranger and ex-Springbok Wynand Olivier

Ranger is set to return to New Zealand with the Blues while other players including Jonathan Pélissié (Toulon), Lucas Dupont (Grenoble) and Samisoni Viriviri (Montauban) are also on the move.

The destinations of Olivier and Alex Tulou are currently unconfirmed.

Jake White has made a number of signings for next season including Nic White and Jesse Mogg from the Brumbies.

The former South Africa coach will be looking for a better return next season after the club finished outside the play-off and Champions Cup places in the league.

Montpellier departures: Yohann Artru, David Attoub, Thomas Bianchin, Alexandre Bias, Maximiliano Bustos, Lucas Dupont, Teddy Iribaren, Chris King, Na'ama Leleimalefaga, Nahuel Lobo, Wynand Olivier, Jonathan Pélissié, Fred Quercy, Rene Ranger, Enzo Selponi, Benoît Sicart, Alex Tulou, Samisoni Viriviri, Albert Vulivuli.