Bordeaux won their Round 9 Top 14 clash back in October 17-12, with back row forwards Hugh Chalmers and Matthew Clarkin claiming their tries, but both French clubs are searching for their first Amlin Challenge Cup wins of the campaign.
They have lost to Gloucester Rugby and London Irish with Mont de Marsan on a single losing bonus point and Bordeaux without a point to show for their efforts in a group that looks like a straight Premiership fight for honours and quarter-final qualification.
• Bordeaux-Begles won their last encounter against Mont-de-Marsan (17-12) in Top 14 last month.
• Bordeaux-Begles have lost their last four Amlin Challenge Cup games and their last two at home.
• Mont-de-Marsan are on an 11 game losing streak in this competition, the worst ever run by a French side in the Amlin Challenge Cup. Their last win was on January 20th 2001 against Rugby Parma.
• Mont-de-Marsan have lost their last two games against French teams in this competition, both against Bayonne.