Stade suffer shock defeat

Grenoble stunned Stade Français in their Top 14 clash with a convincing 30-21 victory in Paris.

The visitors raced out to a 27-7 lead and despite a valiant comeback by the hosts, Grenoble’s advantage was never under threat.

The victory bodes well for Grenoble’s play-off hopes, while it puts Stade six points adrift of log leaders Toulon and Clermont.

Elsewhere, Peter Grant kicked 14 points to guide La Rochelle to a 30-20 win over Oyonnax and keep them out of the relegation zone, Brive scored three tries to crush Racing Métro 36-12, while Martin Bustos kicked a last-gasp penalty to deny Castres a first away win of the season as Bayonne nicked a 21-19 win.

Toulouse, courtesy of two Vincent Clerc tries, beat Montpellier 18-13, three first-half tries helped Toulon defeat Lyon 22-14 to keep their place at the summit of the log, while Clermont recorded a 31-23 win over Bordeaux to remain level on points with Toulon.

Round 20 results:

Stade Français 21 Grenoble 30
La Rochelle 30 Oyonnax 20
Brive 36 Racing Métro 12
Bayonne 21 Castres 19
Toulouse 18 Montpellier 13
Lyon 14 Toulon 22
Clermont 31 Bordeaux 23



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Mariette Adams