Stade FranÃ§ais' campaign went from bad to worse on Sunday as they lost 29-23 to play-off hopefuls Montpellier at Stade Yves du Manoir.
Stade FranÃ§ais' season went from bad to worse on Sunday as they fell to Top 14 play-off hopefuls Montpellier 29-23.
Defeat has left the Paris giants stuck five points behind ninth-placed Bayonne and with a dismal record of eleven defeats in 22 domestic fixtures.
It had all started so promisingly for Julian Dupuy's outfit as the experienced scrum-half kicked them 9-3 up four minutes before the half-hour. And when England flanker James Haskell crossed right on half-time, a 14-9 advantage was theirs.
But Montpol are a proud bunch and, led by pivot Francois Trinh-Duc, they quickly set about turning the screw with Martin Bustos Moyano's boot, a penalty try and a then a five-pointer for tighthead George Jgenti ultimately stunning Stade FranÃ§ais.
Tries: Penalty, Jgenti
Con: Bustos Moyano 2
Pen: Bustos Moyano 4, Trinh-Duc
For Stade FranÃ§ais:
Pen: Dupuy 3, Beauxis 2