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Summary

  1. FT: Harlequins 19-26 Montpellier
  2. French Top 14 side Montpellier win the European Challenge Cup
  3. Conor O'Shea's last game in charge of Quins ends in defeat
  4. Two Jesse Mogg tries for Montpellier, Marland Yarde reply for Quins

Live Reporting

By Matt Newsum

All times stated are UK

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  1. End of the line for Quins

    FT: Harlequins 19-26 Montpellier

    What a disappointment for Harlequins, unable to send off Conor O'Shea with silverware, to secure a place in Europe's elite next season and of course, unable to pay their ultimate respect to team-mate Seb Adeniran-Olule, who was tragically killed in a road accident earlier in the week.

    An emotional end to the night, as Montpellier lift the trophy in Lyon, a moment that brings tonight's live to an end.

    Don't forget to join us tomorrow when Saracens carry the Premiership flag against the flashy flair of Racing Metro 92 in what promises to be a magnificent Champions Cup final.

    Until then, thanks for joining us, and good night.

  2. Disconsolate Botica

    FT: Harlequins 19-26 Montpellier

    Ben Botica is led away from the medal presentation in tears, though there is a hug for him from the departing O'Shea.

    Montpellier make their way up the steps at the Grand Stade de Lyon to receive their prize.

  3. FT: Harlequins 19-26 Montpellier

    So Conor O'Shea ends his spell in charge at Harlequins with a devastating defeat - a game that they kept clinging onto but were just kept at arms length in the end.

    Nick Evans missed a kick early in the second half, though he cannot be blamed in the slightest, but it could have made a difference to the swing of the match.

    Quins fourth final ends in defeat, but O'Shea has left a marvellous legacy from his six years in charge.

  4. Montpellier: The start of a big end to the season?

    FT: Harlequins 19-26 Montpellier

    Jake White's midas touch has brought Montpellier their first silverware of the campaign - a European trophy.

    So much international class runs throughout his side, and in Jesse Mogg he had a perhaps unlikely matchwinner as he came off the bench to replace Benjamin Fall.

  5. FT: Harlequins 19-26 Montpellier

    Paul Grayson

    Ex-England fly-half on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    Quote Message: Montpellier had just too much power. Harlequins had to take every single point that was on offer to them today and they couldn't do that.
  6. FT: Harlequins 19-26 Montpellier

    It was going to be a tough job for Quins to score from 60 metres out BUT they could have at least given it a go before Ben Botica booted the ball into space and gave Montpellier the chance to run it dead to win.

    Harlequins are heartbroken but Jake White's Top 14 title challengers Montpellier showed they are European class.

  7. Full-time

    FT: Harlequins 19-26 Montpellier

    Quins have possession. Clock in the red... Ben Botica whacks the ball aimlessly downfield and Montpellier run it dead!?

    Montpellier win it. Quins are speechless.

  8. Harlequins 19-26 Montpellier

    Less than 30 seconds to go. The cup is heading to the Herault.

  9. Harlequins 19-26 Montpellier

    Oh no. Montpellier turn over Quins and there are a few scuffles... it's going against the Premiership side here.

    Montpellier penalty and Marvin O'Connor is the French side's hero.

  10. Harlequins 19-26 Montpellier

    Joe Marler

    Harlequins forced to run the ball from deep. They're still in the 22. Ben Botica thumps downfield and that might be game over with Montpellier in possession? No - Quins ball!

  11. Penalty (Botica)

    Harlequins 19-26 Montpellier

    Penalty advantage to Harlequins... Ben Botica will go for the posts. 77 minutes on the clock and a simple slot for three.

  12. Harlequins 16-26 Montpellier

    Quins roll maul across field and then straighten up... still driving in the Montpellier 22!

  13. Harlequins 16-26 Montpellier

    Quins scrum on the right side around half-way. They need to secure ball and field position and get a penalty.

    Time off. Ben Botica whacks to touch. GO FOR BROKE.

  14. Try (Yarde, con Botica)

    Harlequins 16-26 Montpellier

    Marland Yarde bashes the ball down on the line on the left after Chris Robshaw and George Lowe had softened up the Montpellier defence on the opposite side.

    Ben Botica tacks on two. Ten points in it.

  15. Harlequins 9-26 Montpellier

    ... But it is turned over by Akapusi Qera.

    Long kick just bounces into touch on halfway.

  16. Harlequins 9-26 Montpellier

    Line-out from Quins snared short and they'll drive it in...

  17. Harlequins 9-26 Montpellier

    Montpellier-bound stand-off Ben Botica can be a hero in his final appearance for Harlequins - but he's got a lot to do as he comes on for Nick Evans.

    Less than a quarter of an hour to go for the Kiwi playmaker to make a difference.

  18. Penalty (Catrakilis)

    Harlequins 9-26 Montpellier

    You really cannot fault the quality of Montpellier's Dimitri Catrakilis. Fine kick.

  19. Harlequins 9-23 Montpellier

    Benoit Paillaugue sends a box-kick to the corner that Tim Visser fails to keep in the field of play.

    Montpellier get a penalty at the breakdown after the line-out. Tackle in the air. Shot at the sticks.

  20. Harlequins 9-23 Montpellier

    Danny Care

    Quins getting a bit more joy at the breakdown, possibly because Montpellier are wary of committing big numbers to the ruck and giving away penalties.

    As I say that... John Lacey blows up against the English club to thwart another move.