Wesley Fofana announces the end of his career

Wesley Fofana played on April 30, on the 24th day of Top 14, the last match of his career, against Stade Français. The Clermontois, under contract with the ASM until 2023, announced on Monday on Twitter that he was hanging up his crampons a little earlier than he had initially planned. The former international (48 … Read more

Montpellier crowned champion of France after its success over Castres

The game: 29-10 If the logic was respected by opposing, Friday evening in Saint-Denis, the two best teams of the Championship at the end of the regular phase, the leader, Castres, was completely dominated in the first period by Montpellier euphoric and sharp who scored three tries in six minutes (6th-12th) and knocked out their … Read more

Guilhem Guirado (Montpellier): “Not far from the apotheosis”

Guilhem Guirado, Montpellier hooker, 2022 French champion: “We did 10-15 minutes of madness and we showed some pseudo-specialists that we knew how to play rugby. We scored three tries in 10 minutes, I don’t even know if it happened in the final in the Top 14. We showed that we could be consistent. The leaders … Read more

Mickaël Capelli takes the wrong train and misses part of the title festivities

These little stories are the charm of the final stages of the Top 14 and post-title celebrations. Winners of Castres in the final (29-10), the Montpellier players took the direction of Hérault on Saturday to celebrate with their supporters the first title in the history of the club. When boarding the train at the Gare … Read more

Philippe Saint-André (Montpellier): “The hungry, it was going to be us”

“What is your first reaction after this final (29-10 victory against Castres), which you started very strong?I am not surprised by this start to the match. We had practically not trained all week but I felt the guys were good, smiling, determined too. We had analyzed their defense well, we knew that we could find … Read more

Transform to surprise: Montpellier’s winning strategy in the final

Half an hour from kick-off, taking advantage of some recovery time in their warm-up, the three-quarters of Montpellier gathered in the heart of the Stade de France lawn for a final briefing between them. A Canal + camera and microphone captures the scene. Geoffrey Doumayrou is the first to speak: “If we have a shot … Read more

Loïc Jacquet (Castres, after the defeat against Montpellier): “We missed it”

“Ending your career with a defeat in the Top 14 final (10-29 against Montpellier) must be very frustrating…Yes and no. Of course, I would have liked to stop on a title. But on the match, there is no photo, so we can have no regrets. They were better than us today. I can understand that … Read more

Guilhem Guirado, winner of the Top 14 with Montpellier: “I can stop, I’m starting to get old”

Guilhem Guirado, winner of the Top 14 with Montpellier for the last match of his career (at the microphone of France Télévisions): “It’s hard to realize what we just did. What is exceptional is that we mark the history of the club. There are certain people and certain specialists who have said that we do … Read more

Mohed Altrad after the coronation of Montpellier: “It will take others to establish an institution”

Mohed Altrad, president of Montpellier, at the microphone of Canal + after the victory against Castres on Friday in the final of the Top 14: “I spent time understanding rugby. I made mistakes, I corrected them. My mistakes were stigmatized sometimes excessively. We searched for our identity to the point that we ended up getting … Read more

Benoît Paillaugue, champion of France with Montpellier: “We got spat on…”

Benoît Paillaugue, on Canal+, after Montpellier’s victory over Castres in the Top 14 final: “It’s confusing, it’s a mess, I don’t realize at all. Go down in history (of the club), we are the first. It’s crazy because you would have told me that at the start of the season, I would have laughed. I … Read more