Boost for Stade ahead of Paris derby
Published 23/10/2015 | 02:30
Stade Francais got themselves off the bottom of the Top 14 and moved up to tenth with an impressive 22-9 home win over Castres.
The French champions, top seeds in Munster's European Champions Cup pool, led 13-3 at the interval thanks to a try from full-back Hugo Bonneval.
The boot of Jules Plisson did the rest, with the out-half landing five penalties as well as a conversion.
It was the perfect boost ahead of tonight's first Paris derby of the season at Racing Metro.
Leicester Tigers kicked off their Premiership campaign with a 28-16 win at London Irish.
It was the perfect start Richard Cockerill's new No 2 Aaron Mauger, the former All Black centre who played for the Tigers from 2007-10.
Centre Peter Betham, Leicester's new signing from the Waratahs, got their only try as young out-half Tommy Bell kicked 23 points.
Leicester will entertain Harlequins this weekend - Conor O'Shea's side defeated Wasps 26-21 in their opener.
Treviso are still looking for their first win of the season and are second from bottom above a Zebre side who have not even picked up a bonus point after four games in the Pro12.
Treviso lost 25-22 at home to Ospreys and travel to play Dragons this weekend, with the Newport side two points above them with just one win in four so far.