Stade FranÃ§ais strengthened their footing at the Pool Four summit on Thursday with a comfortable 35-7 win over Bucharest Oaks.
Stade FranÃ§ais strengthened their position at the top of Pool Four with a comprehensive 35-7 success over Bucharest Oaks in Paris on Thursday.
The Parisians had stuttered to a 29-20 win in Romania last time out, however the Top 14 giants were much-improved on their own patch.
Scores came via flanker Pierre Rabadan (2), hooker Laurent Sempere, lock forward Alexandre Flanquart and inside centre Gonzalo Tiesi.
Michael Cheika recalled Martin Rodriguez, Julien Arias, Quentin Valancon, Hugues Briatte, Juan Leguizamon, Rabadan, Flanquart, Pedro Ledesma and Rabah Slimani into his XV for the Amlin Challenge Cup Round Four meeting.
And that selection worked in his favour as the bonus-point was assured with just 44 minutes gone at Stade CharlÃ©ty as Stade move ten points clear of Leeds Carnegie.
For Stade FranÃ§ais:
Tries: Rabadan 2, Sempere, Flanquart, Tiesi
Con: Dupuy 5
For Bucharest Oaks:
Stade FranÃ§ais: 15 Martin Rodriguez, 14 Julien Arias, 13 Mathieu Bastareaud, 12 Gonzalo Tiesi, 11 Quentin Valancon, 10 Jules Plisson, 9 Julien Dupuy, 8 Hugues Briatte, 7 Juan Leguizamon, 6 Pierre Rabadan, 5 Pascal Pape, 4 Alexandre Flanquart, 3 Pedro Ledesma, 2 Laurent Sempere, 1 Rabah Slimani.
Replacements: 16 Remi Bonfils, 17 Damien Weber, 18 Arthur Joly, 19 Arnaud Marchois, 20 Antoine Burban, 21 Noel Oelschig, 22 Hugo Bonneval, 23 Ollie Phillips.
Bucharest Oaks: 15 Florin Vlaicu, 14 Madalin Lemnaru, 13 Costi Gheara, 12 Catalin Dascalu, 11 Ionut Botezatu, 10 Dan Dumbrava, 9 Vali Ivan, 8 Daniel Carpo, 7 Daniel Ianus, 6 Stelian Burcea, 5 Valentin Popirlan, 4 Marian Drenceanu, 3 Vlad Badalicescu, 2 Catalin Beca, 1 Petru Tamba.
Replacements: 16 Andrei Radoi, 17 Mihai Dico, 18 Nicolae Nere, 19 Alex Valcu, 20 Viorel Lucaci, 21 Florin Surugiu, 22 Marian Apostol, 23 Vali Calafeteanu.
Referee: Stefano PennÃ¨ (Italy)
Assistant referees: Stefano Mancini (Italy), Stefano Roscini (Italy)