Montpellier’s Zach Mercer: ‘We’ve beaten the English champions and still get doubted’ | Daniel Gallan

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The former Bath forward reflects on being capped too early for England and the Top 14 leaders’ status as unlikely underdogs

Zach Mercer has a score to settle. Two, actually. One, a slow-burner bubbling in the background, comes in the shape of an England recall, having not played since his second Test in 2018. More immediately, though, he and his Montpellier teammates are out to underline their supremacy over the reigning Premiership champions.

Last Sunday, Mercer scored two tries as Montpellier comfortably beat Harlequins 40-26 in the south of France. They held a 34-0 lead but still enjoy a 14-point advantage heading into Saturday’s second leg despite a spirited fightback from the London club.

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Written by Daniel Gallan
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