Stade FranÃ§ais made it into the Challenge Cup semi-finals with an emphatic 36-20 win over Bath at the Recreation Ground.
Stade FranÃ§ais sealed their place in the Challenge Cup semi-finals with an emphatic 36-20 away win over Bath.
The Parisians raced into a 20-3 lead with half-an-hour played in the West Country as two tries from Waisea Vuidarvuwalu set them on their way.
That was in fact the half-time scoreline as Bath struggled for a foothold in the European clash.
Bath did reply in the second stanza with a penalty try going with efforts from Michael Claassens and Jack Cuthbert but it was too little too late as Hugo Bonneval added two tries of his own for Stade.
The game however will be overshadowed by an alleged incident which took place that appeared to show Jerome Fillol spit at Bath's Peter Stringer.
Tries: Penalty, Claassens, Cuthbert
For Stade FranÃ§ais:
Tries: Vuidravuwalu 2, Bonneval 2
Cons: Fillol 2
Pens: Plisson, Fillol, Porical
Drop Goal: Plisson
Yellow Cards: Slimani, LaValla
Bath: 15 Ollie Devoto, 14 Nick Abendanon, 13 Horacio Agulla, 12 Kyle Eastmond, 11 Tom Biggs, 10 Stephen Donald, 9 Peter Stringer, 8 Ben Skirving, 7 Francois Louw, 6 Simon Taylor, 5 Dominic Day, 4 Stuart Hooper (c), 3 David Wilson, 2 Rob Webber, 1 Paul James.
Replacements: 16 Ross Batty, 17 Nathan Catt, 18 Anthony Perenise, 19 Will Spencer, 20 Nick Koster, 21 Michael Claassens, 22 Tom Heathcote, 23 Jack Cuthbert.
Stade FranÃ§ais: 15 Hugo Bonneval, 14 Waisea Vuidarvuwalu, 13 Geoffrey Doumayrou, 12 Paul Williams, 11 JÃ©rÃ©my Sinzelle, 10 Jules Plisson, 9 Jerome Fillol, 8 Sergio Parisse, 7 David Lyons, 6 Pierre Rabadan, 5 Gerhard Mostert, 4 Scott Lavalla, 3 Rabah Slimani, 2 Aled De Malmanche, 1 Stan Wright.
Replacements: 16 Remi Bonfils, 17 JÃ©rÃ©my Becasseau, 18 Zurabi Zhvania, 19 Anton van Zyl, 20 Antoine Burban, 21 Julien Dupuy, 22 Julien Arias, 23 Paul Warwick.
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)
Assistant referees: Andrew McMenemy (Scotland), Ian Davies (Wales)