Dean’s big dream dashed in France

Sunday Express - - SPORT - Rens­burg, Ruf­fe­nach. By Henry Talbot

NEW­CAS­TLE di­rec­tor of rugby Dean Richards ad­mit­ted his young Fal­cons side had found a “world-class” Mont­pel­lier side too good as their Cham­pi­ons Cup dream ended.

The French side’s for­wards bossed the game and they scored through Ti­moci Na­gusa and Yvan Reil­hac be­fore the break, then cut loose in the second pe­riod.

Henry Im­mel­man added a brace of tries and Richards (above) said: “Mont­pel­lier have a huge amount of world-class play­ers. You’ve got to be on your met­tle to beat them and we weren’t quite.”

New­cas­tle’s only points in a dis­ap­point­ing performance came from a Toby Flood penalty and Zach Kibirige’s late try.

Mont­pel­lier 45 New­cas­tle 8

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