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Heineken Challenge Cup – Brilliant defence see Montpellier book spot in final

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It was one of the best defensive efforts we have seen in a long time on Saturday when Montpellier beat Bath in the Challenge Cup semi-final.

At the end with almost now ball in the second half and having to defend for long periods of time on their own try-line, the French side advance to the final beating the home side 19-10.

Bath scored early through Tom Dunn but it was counter by Camara try which saw the French side take the lead in the first half.

Bath had so many opportunities in that second half pinning Montpellier on the own line but just could not get through the French side defence.

At that stage Montpellier was 16-10 ahead but with each advantage Bath decided to go with their big men rather than try to get their backs involved.

At one stage Montpellier even got a yellow card but still was so good in defence that Bath had no way through their solid defence.

Handre Pollard pour some salt on Bath effort with a last minute penalty to take his side score to 19-10 as the hooter sounded for the end of the match.

Scorers:

Bath: (10) 10
Tries: Dunn Cons: Spencer Pens: Spencer
Montpellier: (16) 19
Tries: Camara Cons: Paillague Pens: Paillaugue 3, Pollard
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