Result: Stade Francais reach Challenge Cup final

Stade Francais reach the final of the Amlin Challenge Cup following a 25-22 win over Perpignan.

Stade Francais have secured a place in the final of the Amlin Challenge Cup following a narrow 25-22 win over Perpignan this evening.

Perpignan took an early lead thanks to tries from Guilhem Guirade and James Hook, but three penalties from Jerome Porical left the visitors just four points down at half time.

Hook extended the hosts' lead at the start of the second half with a penalty, but David Lyons added Stade Francais' first try of the game moments later to level the scores.

The two sides were well matched for much of the second half, as they each added two further penalties, but a further kick from Porical in the 76th minute gave the visitors a slender lead.

Stade Francais will face either Leinster or Biarritz in the final.

Rob Howley
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