Berliner Tageblatt - Stade forget Pau woes to bury Toulouse

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Stade forget Pau woes to bury Toulouse
Stade forget Pau woes to bury Toulouse / Photo: © AFP

Stade forget Pau woes to bury Toulouse

Stade Francais rebounded from a tumultuous week to record a comprehensive 27-12 victory over champions Toulouse in the Top 14 on Sunday.

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The Parisian club was forced to discipline players and coaches after a member of Pau's coaching staff was reportedly hit in the face after Stade's heavy 30-6 away loss last weekend.

There was seemingly no hangover from that, however, as Stade celebrated the 140th anniversary of their creation with a convincing home win over the record 22-time champions at a packed Stade Jean-Bouin.

Stade led 10-0 at half-time thanks to a Joris Segonds penalty and conversion of a Leo Barre try.

Segonds extended the lead with a second penalty, which was quickly followed by a converted try for Charles Laloi as the home side established a 20-0 lead by the 50th minute.

Toulouse finally got on the scoreboard through Matthis Lebel, but France full-back Thomas Ramos missed the conversion, as he did with an early first-half penalty.

Pierre-Louis Barassi bagged the visitors' second try heading into the final 10 minutes.

Ramos converted to make it 20-12 but the nail in Toulouse's coffin came when full-back Barre crossed for his second try, converted by Segonds.

The result saw Stade leapfrog Toulouse into fifth spot in a table headed up by Racing 92.