Montpellier Herault Rugby v Glasgow Warriors 

Glasgow Warriors remain top of European Rugby Champions Cup Pool Four after beating Montpellier at the Altrad Stadium to record only their second win on French soil in the top tier of European competition.

Finn Russell kicked three penalties to Benoit Paillaugue's two to give Glasgow a narrow half-time advantage.

Russell kicked two more before the hosts got a late converted penalty try.

Glasgow lead Toulouse by a point after two rounds of fixtures.

Gregor Townsend's men, buoyed by last weekend's win over Bath, took an early lead through Russell's penalty but their next kick, by Stuart Hogg from near halfway, hit the outside of the left-hand post.

However, the French Top 14 side continued to infringe and Russell kicked the Warriors into a six-point lead.

Paillaugue's first penalty for the hosts was successful but Russell soon replied.

Paillaugue, with his next kick, followed Hogg in hitting the upright.

DTH van der Merwe then replaced Tommy Seymour after he picked up a head knock.

The Warriors almost claimed the opening try when Mark Bennett was stopped just short of the line.

Paillaugue brought the home side back to within three points but dragged his first penalty of the second half wide.

A superb break by Bennett eventually led to the sin-binning of Montpellier's Robert Ebersohn and Russell successfully kicked the resulting penalty.

Hogg could not find the posts with his latest long-range penalty but a knock-on afforded Russell the chance to extend Glasgow's lead and he duly delivered.

Enzo Selponi's drop-goal attempt bounced under the posts and there was more frustration for the home fans when Paillaugue's replacement Teddy Iribaren shanked his first penalty wide.

Another miss from distance by Hogg preceded Montpellier's penalty try, which came after several scrums, and Iribaren added the extras.

The two-point margin of defeat ensured a losing bonus point for the home side and the Warriors will now head home to prepare for the visit of Benetton Treviso at Scotstoun on Friday in the GUINNESS PRO12

live commentary 6:15 PM Saturday 25 Oct 2014

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