Champions Cup: Toulouse stay unbeaten in Pool 5 with win at Montpellier

Toulouse maintained their perfect record in Champions Cup Pool 5 but were made to work hard for a 26-18 victory at Montpellier.

Montpellier, who had won only one of their previous three games in this season’s competition, made a bright start and led 13-7 during the first half. But they were unable to resist their French rivals at the Altrad Stadium.

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The hosts dominated the early stages, but Toulouse went ahead after 15 minutes following a flowing move. Six players handled the ball before Sebastien Bezy fed Romain Ntamack, who went over.

Montpellier flanker Fulgence Ouedraogo was awarded a try after a lengthy TMO investigation four minutes later and the hosts went ahead through two Johan Goosen penalties.

However, it was Goosen’s mistake after 34 minutes that allowed Toulouse to snatch a 14-13 half-time lead. The fly-half put a foot in touch as he fetched the ball from close to his own line and then failed to prevent a quick line-out which sent Rory Arnold over.

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