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Montpellier accused of match fixing

Reuters and Associated Press are both reporting that eight Montpellier players are under formal judicial investigation in France for match fixing.

The match in question was a 31:28 loss to Cesson-Rennes in the French League and suspicious betting patterns were noted on the day of the game to the extent that Française des Jeux stopped accepting bets.  AP is reporting that some of the bets were placed by relatives of the players in question.

Montpellier have so far not commented on the accusations.

L’Equipe has a summary of the accusations and process here.

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Meanwhile, in France …

A couple of videos for you from the good people at Canal+ (you may need to click on the links).  First up, we have Montpellier putting fifty points on Billere.  The boys from Billere were promoted as runners-up from Division 2 last year and were probably hopeful of a somewhat easier start than the team who have won the last ten national titles.

And secondly it’s the Qatar-enriched Paris collective who hope to end that decade of dominance.  No need to speak French to get the drift of either video!