This problem made us lose a lot of time and it's tiring, because some players have been fighting for this for six months,' said ASM Montferrand
In many ways, being taking on by Montferrand
is a dream come true although it was a wrench to leave Llanelli.
Then fellow replacement Andy Dunne converted nervelessly and there wasn't even time for the crying Montferrand
players to restart.
claimed tries from Olivier Azam and scrum-half Pierre Mignoni.
JASON Leonard last night paid tribute to Harlequins' spirit and resilience after they conjured up an unlikely Parker Pen Challenge Cup final victory over Montferrand
at the Madejski Stadium.
Harlequins and Montferrand
meet in the Parker Pen Cup final, and although the French side are strong favourites, they have struggled in their league campaign and have also lost three times in England en route to the final.
Quins take on Montferrand
at Reading's Madejski Stadium today in the final of the Parker Pen Cup - rugby's equivalent of football's UEFA Cup.
The 35-year-old prop, holder of a world record 114 Test caps, will be on the bench when Quins target victory over French challengers Montferrand
and an automatic Heineken Cup place next season.
Having clipped the wings of flying French outfit Narbonne 42-33 in Reading three years ago in the European Shield decider, Quins will have little to fear but opponents Montferrand
on May 22.
player was snubbed by coach Bernard Laporte, who who left him on the bench for the 29-22 victory over Wales.
GLASGOW were bounced out of Europe by the Michelin men of Montferrand
yesterday as the wheels came off the Scots side's cup bandwagon.
The Warriors go head-to-head against the French tough guys of Montferrand
with a place in the Heineken Cup quarter-finals up for grabs.