Planet Rugby

Montpellier sign Kiwi loose forward

26th November 2013 18:05


Otago captain Paul Grant holds aloft the Lyn Colling Memorial Cup

Montpellier recruit: Paul Grant

Top 14 side Montpellier have signed Kiwi back-row forward Paul Grant as a replacement for injured captain and French international Fulgence Ouedraogo.

27-year-old Ouedraogo has been ruled out for around three months after undergoing an operation on a shoulder he injured during France's 38-18 Test win over Tonga on November 16.

26-year-old Grant, who has represented New Zealand at Sevens level, arrives from Otago with whom he began his career and where he has usually played number eight but has also filled in at lock.

He arrived in Montpellier on Tuesday. Montpellier are presently fourth in the Top 14 table, three points off leaders Toulon and Clermont, after 12 games.

  • Top 14 Fixtures
Forthcoming Fixtures
All times are local
Top 14
Friday , April 18
Castres vs MontpellierCastres vs Montpellier Preview
Saturday , April 19
Oyonnax vs Toulouse14:55
Perpignan vs Toulon17:00
Grenoble vs Bayonne18:30
Racing Metro Paris vs Clermont AuvergneRacing Metro Paris vs Clermont Auvergne Preview
Biarritz vs Brive18:30
Stade Francais vs Bordeaux-Begles20:35
Saturday , May 3
Toulouse vs Grenoble15:00
Toulon vs Stade Francais15:00
Montpellier vs Racing Metro Paris15:00
More Top 14 fixtures
  • Top 14 Results
Recent Results
All times are local
Top 14
Saturday , April 12
Bordeaux-Begles 20 - 22 ToulonBordeaux-Begles vs Toulon Report
Perpignan 22 - 12 Oyonnax
Bayonne 24 - 19 Stade Francais
Toulouse 16 - 9 BriveToulouse vs Brive Report
Racing Metro Paris 37 - 7 Biarritz
Grenoble 30 - 36 Montpellier
Friday , April 11
Clermont Auvergne 23 - 11 CastresClermont Auvergne vs Castres Report
Saturday , April 5
Oyonnax 26 - 12 Bordeaux-BeglesOyonnax vs Bordeaux-Begles Report
Saturday , March 29
Stade Francais 22 - 32 Racing Metro Paris
Oyonnax 40 - 13 Grenoble
More Top 14 results
  • Top 14 Table
Top 14 Table
3Clermont Auvergne2469
4Racing Metro Paris2465