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Euro dream alive for Stade Franšais

08th April 2011 21:49

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Hugo Southwell for Stade Francais against Montpellier

On their way: Stade Franšais

Stade Franšais recorded a come-from-behind Amlin Challenge Cup win to secure a semi-final spot after beating Montpellier 32-28 on Friday.

Montpellier had taken an early lead via a score from Dimitri Pelo and Benoit Paillauge adding eleven points from the kicking tee.

However, Scotland international Hugo Southwell and England second-row Tom Palmer helped the Parisians back into the contest.

Antoine Burban's score followed a penalty try for Stade Franšais plus a conversion and two penalties from Lionel Beauxis sealed the win. The hosts will now face Clermont Auvergne in the last four of the competition.

The scorers:

For Stade Franšais:
Tries: Southwell, Palmer, Penalty, Burban
Con: Dupuy 2, Beauxis
Pen: Beauxis 2

For Montpellier:
Tries: Pelo
Con: Paillaugue
Pen: Paillaugue 3, Lagarde 4

Stade Franšais: 15 Hugo Southwell, 14 Ollie Phillips, 13 Mathieu Bastareaud, 12 Guillaume Bousses, 11 Djibril Camara, 10 Lionel Beauxis, 9 Julien Dupuy, 8 Sergio Parisse, 7 Pierre Rabadan, 6 James Haskell, 5 Pascal Pape, 4 Tom Palmer, 3 Rabah Slimani, 2 Remi Bonfils, 1 Rodrigo Roncero.
Replacements: 16 Damien Weber, 17 Rayno Gerber, 18 Pedro Ledesma, 19 Alexandre Flanquart, 20 Antoine Burban, 21 Mauro Bergamasco, 22 Noel Oelschig, 23 Martin Rodriguez.

Montpellier: 15 Jean-Matthieu Alcalde, 14 Dimitri Pelo, 13 Florian Nicot, 12 Grant Rees, 11 SÚbastien Kuzbik, 10 Raphael Lagarde, 9 Benoit Paillaugue, 8 Marc Giraud, 7 Giorgi Chkhaidze, 6 Johan Wasserman, 5 Lionel Dargier, 4 Goncalo Uva, 3 Kevin Kervarec, 2 Fabien Rofes, 1 Na'ama Leleimalefaga.
Replacements: 16 Joan Caudullo, 17 Sebastien Chobet, 18 Goderzi Shvelidze, 19 Dannie Thiart, 20 Adrien Tomas, 21 Sylvain Mirande, 22 Adrien Pratmarty, 23 Sakiusa Matadigo.

Referee:Alan Lewis

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