Northampton suffered a fourth European Champions Cup defeat of the campaign
Montpellier kept their own hopes of reaching the quarter-finals alive
The impressive Nemani Nadolo crossed twice as the hosts recorded a bonus-point win
Montpellier pulled off a bonus-point win over Northampton Saints, keeping their Champions Cup hopes alive with a 26-17 victory.
Saints headed into the fixture knowing they could not reach the knockout stages, and made nine changes to the team that beat Castres 28-21 at Franklin’s Gardens last weekend.
Lee Dickson’s try helped the visitors take a narrow 20-3 lead into the break.
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However, it was the French side who got the bonus point they desired, as the impressive Nemani Nadolo crossed twice.
The French side can go through in a best runner-up spot if other results go their way this weekend.