Stuart Lancaster (coach of Racing 92, 19-16 winner in Montpellier): “We are delighted to have won. I had been with Leinster several times. I know it's hard to win here, especially after two months without competition. There, we can only prepare the moments of cohesion but not the benchmarks on the ground. We managed to keep the pressure on their camp. We knew Montpellier was strong in defense, but we thought that if we managed to send them balls into the corners, we could put them in difficulty. We are very frustrated to lose the bonus. We let them put the pressure back on us.”
The MHR was notably able to count on the return of French international Paul Willemse, after his injury contracted against New Zealand during the opening match.