The two Montpellier internationals Paul Willemse and Arthur Vincent, who participated with the French team in the preparation camp for the World Cup, were selected by English coach Richard Cockerill to play Sunday against Racing 92 in the Top 14 .
Second row Willemse (30 years old, 28 caps) suffered a torn thigh at the end of August during individualized training. After a final preparation match against Australia on Sunday August 24, coach Fabien Galthié released his players, who had to follow a personal program. After his injury, Willemse was replaced by his Montpellier partner Bastien Chalureau in the group of 33 players selected by Galthié.
Three-quarter Arthur Vincent returns, for his part, to the championship for the first time since September 17, 2022 and a relapse of his serious knee injury. Finally, captain and third row Yacouba Camara, victim of a knee ligament rupture on January 29, is also making his return. Montpellier occupies 13th place after three days and before the resumption of the championship.