Result: Harlequins cruise into Challenge Cup semi-finals

Harlequins are through to the semi-finals in the Amlin Challenge Cup after beating Stade Francais 29-6.

Harlequins have eased into the semi-finals of the Amlin Challenge Cup with a 29-6 win over Stade Francais in Paris this evening.

Caption:Paris' Fidjian winger Waisea Nayacalevu Vuidravuwalu vies with Harlequin's captain Chris Robshaw during the Amlin Challenge Cup rugby union match between Stade Francais and Harlequins at the Jean Bouin stadium on April 4, 2014© Getty Images

There was little to separate the two sides in the opening 40 minutes, as Morne Steyn added two penalties for the home side, while Nick Evans kicked three for the Aviva Premiership side.

The visitors increased their lead early in the second half when Mike Brown found a gap with a move inside to score the opening try of the night.

Quins were able to frustrate the hosts in the scrum and lineout to make sure that they did not have a chance to get back into the tie, while Evans extended their advantage to 16 points with a drop goal.

Tim Molenaar was able to round off the emphatic win with a try in the corner inside the final five minutes, after Nick Easter passed the ball out wide to him.

Harlequins will face Northampton Saints in the last four later this month.

Ben Botica of Harlequins runs under pressure from Logovii Mulipola of Leicester Tigers during the Aviva Premiership match between Leicester Tigers and Harlequins at Welford Road on November 2, 2013
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