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Montpellier skipper out of Toulon clash

Published 16/01/2013 | 05:00

MONTPELLIER have been rocked by the news that their captain Fulgence Ouedraogo has been ruled out of their Heineken Cup clash with Toulon at the weekend, writes Conor George.

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The international flanker sprained his ankle in training on Monday and is expected to be out of action for at least a fortnight, making him a doubt for France's opening Six Nations game against Italy.

This development is of huge interest to both Leinster and Munster because the injury means he will definitely miss Saturday's Pool 6 decider at home against Toulon, where a draw – or two bonus points – should be enough for Montpellier to qualify for the quarter-finals.

If Montpellier lose without a bonus point and finish their campaign on 18 points, there is a chance both Munster and Leinster could qualify for the quarter-finals.

Irish Independent

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