Stade and Toulouse confirm superiority

Stade Francais 35 Cardiff 16

David Young’s men kept in touch in the opening 40 minutes as young fly-half Nick Macleod kicked the goals but a first-half try double from Stade winger Julien Arias gave his side a 21-9 lead at the break.

Prop Rodrigo Roncero was pushed over the try-line to score in the opening minutes of the second half and Stade never looked back in the four-tries-to-one victory.

Scorers: Stade Francais: Tries: Arias 2, Roncero, Sarramea. Cons: Skrela 2, Henandez. Pens: Skrela 3.

Cardiff Blues: Tries: Yapp. Cons: Macleod. Pens: Macleod 3.

STADE FRANCAIS: Henandez, Arias, Glas, Liebenberg, Dominici, Skrela, Pichot, Roncero, Blin, De Villiers, Auradou, James, Rabadan, Bergamasco, Sowerby.

CARDIFF BLUES: R. Williams, Vaughton, Shanklin, Davies, Morgan, Macleod, R. Smith, Yapp, G. Williams, Evans, D. Jones, Sidoli, N. Thomas, Sowden-Taylor, Schubert.

Referee: Rob Dickson (Scotland).

Glasgow 10 Toulouse 30

TOULOUSE were muddy marvels at rain-lashed Hughenden to stay on course to recapture their Heineken Cup crown.

They proved to be a team for all seasons by mastering the miserable conditions - though gutsy Glasgow made them battle all the way for the maximum points haul.

Scorers: Glasgow: Tries: Beardshaw. Cons: Parks. Pens: Parks.

Toulouse: Tries: Jean-Jean, Lamboley, Fritz, Servat. Cons: Elissalde 2. Pens: Elissalde 2.

GLASGOW: Howarth, MacLure, Craig, Morrison, S. Lamont, Parks, Pinder, Tckachuk, Bulloch, Harrison, Beardshaw, Turner, Mather, Wilson, Petrie. Replacements: Millard for MacLure (40), Beveridge for Pinder (56), Lawson for Bulloch (56), Kelly for Harrison (22), Dearlove for Beardshaw (69).

TOULOUSE: Jean-Jean, Clerc, Fritz, Jauzion, Heymans, Dubois, Elissalde, Poux, Bru, Hassanein, Lamboley, Pelous, Bouihlou, F. Maka, Labit. Replacements: Poitrenaud for Jean-Jean (76), Thomas for Heymans (68), Servat for Bru (61), Millochlusky for Lamboley (69), Brennan for Pelous (63), I. Maka for F. Maka (55).

Referee: A Spreadbury (England).

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