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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CourtsRugbyHeineken CupPlace: ParisPlace: SowerbyPlace: ScotlandPlace: ToulousePlace: EnglandPerson: David YoungPerson: Nick MacleodPerson: Julien AriasPerson: Rodrigo RonceroPerson: AriasPerson: RonceroPerson: SarrameaPerson: HenandezPerson: SkrelaPerson: MacleodPerson: GlasPerson: LiebenbergPerson: DominiciPerson: PichotPerson: BlinPerson: de VilliersPerson: AuradouPerson: JamesPerson: RabadanPerson: BergamascoPerson: R. WilliamsPerson: VaughtonPerson: ShanklinPerson: DaviesPerson: MorganPerson: R. SmithPerson: YappPerson: G. WilliamsPerson: EvansPerson: D. JonesPerson: SidoliPerson: N. ThomasPerson: Sowden-TaylorPerson: SchubertPerson: Rob DicksonPerson: HughendenPerson: BeardshawPerson: Jean-JeanPerson: LamboleyPerson: FritzPerson: ServatPerson: ElissaldePerson: HowarthPerson: MacLurePerson: CraigPerson: MorrisonPerson: S. LamontPerson: ParksPerson: PinderPerson: TckachukPerson: BullochPerson: HarrisonPerson: TurnerPerson: MatherPerson: WilsonPerson: PetriePerson: MillardPerson: BeveridgePerson: LawsonPerson: KellyPerson: DearlovePerson: TOULOUSEPerson: ClercPerson: JauzionPerson: HeymansPerson: DuboisPerson: PouxPerson: BruPerson: HassaneinPerson: PelousPerson: BouihlouPerson: F.Person: LabitPerson: PoitrenaudPerson: ThomasPerson: MillochluskyPerson: BrennanPerson: I. MakaPerson: F. MakaPerson: A SpreadburyEvent: Heineken CupOrganisation: StadeOrganisation: ToulouseOrganisation: Stade FrancaisOrganisation: CardiffOrganisation: TriesOrganisation: Cardiff BluesOrganisation: Glasgow
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