South-African born lock Paul Willemse was called up to France’s Six Nations squad on Thursday
European Champions Cup – Pool Five
Montpellier (12) 45
Tries: Nagusa, Reilhac, Willemse, Immelman 2, Janse van Rensburg, Ruffenach Cons: Pienaar 4, Paillaugue
Newcastle (3) 8
Try: Kibirige Pen: Flood

Newcastle are out of the Champions Cup after losing to Montpellier – their sixth successive defeat in all competitions.

Montpellier claimed a bonus point after scoring seven tries, while Zach Kibirige crossed for Newcastle’s only try.

Falcons, currently bottom of the Premiership table, will finish no higher than third in Pool Five.

Montpellier are top of the pool and face second-placed Edinburgh on Friday.

More to follow.

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