Gloucester remain in contention for play-off after 29-6 win over Montpellier

Willi Heinz scored the opening try for Gloucester
Willi Heinz scored the opening try for Gloucester
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Gloucester Rugby 29-6 Montpellier, Kingsholm
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Gloucester Rugby kept their hope of quarter-finals alive in the ongoing Heineken Champions Cup with a 29-6 win over Montpellier at Kingsholm on Saturday.

The Cherry and Whites now have consolidated the second position in Pool 5 while Montpellier's struggling tournament continues after losing their fourth in five games.

Gloucester suffered a setback when Danny Cipriani limped off the field in the 13th minute following which Frans Steyn kicked a 21st minute penalty to start the proceedings for Montpellier.

The response from Gloucester came in the 33rd minute when scrum-half Willi Heinz touched down and Billy Twelvetrees kicked the conversion to end the first half with a 7-3 scoreline.

Twelvetrees with a penalty at the start of the second half stretched Gloucester's tally to 10 points which became 15 shortly after winger Louis Rees-Zammit dotted down.

Fly-half Thomas Darmon with his maiden penalty goal reduced Montpellier's arrears but further tries from Ben Morgan and Todd Gleave in the 58th and 66th minutes respectively ensured the Cherry and Whites completed a bonus point win.

Montpellier's chances of a fightback was also hampered by a sin-bin to Paul Willemse in the 64th minute.

 

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