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  1. Quins late show stuns Stade

    Quins late show stuns Stade

    Gonzalo Camacho’s dramatic late try ensured Harlequins ended their season in style with a thrilling 19-18 win over Stade Francais. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:80'
    • Harlequins
    • Stade Français
    • 80' FINAL SCORE: QUINS 19-18 STADE
    • 80' The ball goes dead and Quins have it! Unbelievable finish here as Quins take it 19-18. What a turnaround! Brilliant scenes.
    • 78' QUINS 19-18 STADE Evans converts and Quins are moments from victory...
    • 76' QUINS 17-18 STADE Care breaks clear before aiming a little chip out to the corner to where Camacho is on hand to score. Incredible. Evans has the kick to win it for Quins...
    • 74' What an unbelievable kick by Rodriguez! It gets better every time you watch it.
    • 72' QUINS 12-18 STADE Wonderful drop goal from Rodriguez! Evans fails to find touch and Rodriguez lands a stunning 40-metre drop goal from wide on the left touch-line.
    • 70' Quins lose the lineout on their own throw and are pinned deep inside their own half by Stade at the moment.
    • 67' What a finish we could have in store here...
    • 65' QUINS 12-15 STADE Or not? Evans strikes another penalty to bring Quins within three points of Stade - and they have some time to do it. Evans held his nerve well there.
    • 63' Quins earn a penalty but Evans's excellent early kicking has escaped him as he fails to find touch. That wasn't pretty and you wonder whether this game is slipping away from Quins now.
    • 60' For a brief moment it looks as though Stade have a try chance but an awful kick by Camara bounces harmlessly out over the end-line.
    • 57' QUINS 9-15 STADE And Beauxis converts it. Quins in trouble now.
    • 55' A shove in the scrum results in a penalty for Stade right in front of the posts...
    • 53' Quins are all over the place here. They are in desperate need of possession AND territory.
    • 51' Stade on top but Beauxis is off target with a drop goal attempt.
    • 49' QUINS 9-12 STADE Bastareaud pounces with drop-goal out of nothing. Quins up against it here.
    • 47' QUINS 9-9 STADE Simple for Beauxis. All square again.
    • 46' Danny Care gives away a penalty as he hits the side of a ruck right in front of the posts.
    • 44' Bastareaud makes a wonderful surge forward and off-loads to the supporting Bousses, who streaks towards the line BUT the pass was forward. A real shame for Stade, who looked to have scored the first try of the game there.
    • 43' Easter fumbles a high ball as Stade earn a scrum.
    • 41' The second half is underway here.
    • 40' QUINS 9-6 STADE There's the whistle. Quins lead by a single penalty at the break.
    • 38' Brown dances away from a couple of tacklers before releasing Lowe but the centre is stopped by a thumping challenge from Haskell.
    • 36' Quins back on the offensive but Arias sees out the danger after a decent chip from Evans. End-to-end stuff here.
    • 34' QUINS 9-6 STADE Beauxis does go for goal and closes the gap to three points. Crucial gain for Stade but that could have been so much more.
    • 32' Beauxis will surely go for goal here...
    • 31' Stade get so close as Parisse jumps through three challenges on a brilliant run that sees him halted just 5 metres from the line. Quins were guilty of an offence in there though and Stade have a penalty.
    • 29' Dupuy gets behind the defence with a superb breakaway and attempts a chip for Arias but it's not strong enough and Quins recover at the expense of a line-out deep inside their own half.
    • 27' QUINS 9-3 STADE Evans is proving imperious with the boot tonight as he strikes another beauty to open a six-point cushion for Quins.
    • 25' Stade concede another penalty as Camara is penalised for slapping down a Quins pass to give Nick Evans another shot at goal. 35 metres out...
    • 23' Poor clearance from Brown and Rodriguez attempts an optimistic drop goal from 45 metres. But it falls short and that allows Evans to punt it clear.
    • 22' Johnston is patched up and returns to the field after that horrible fall, which saw him land on his neck.
    • 21' Johnston falls awkwardly after being tackled and knocks the ball on. He's still down; that wasn't pretty.
    • 20' Things have turned a bit scrappy as neither side are able to maintain possession for any significant period.
    • 18' Stade enjoy a good spell of possession but Beauxis kicks it straight out when he was aiming for the corner.
    • 16' QUINS 6-3 STADE Evans hits it sweet and true and gives Quins the edge once again.
    • 15' But maybe not for long... Quins have another penalty in a nearly identical position to their last one. This one came about after a Stade overthrow at the lineout which allowed Maurie Fa'asavalu to storm upfield. He's eventually held up but the break leads to a penalty.
    • 14' We're all square in Cardiff.
    • 13' QUINS 3-3 STADE Beauxis fires the penalty between the posts with ease.
    • 12' Evans is in the thick of the action at the moment, but he is guilty of holding down Parisse as the Italian tried to climb for a high ball. Penalty to Stade on the halfway...
    • 10' Bastareaud goes on his first drive of the game but Nick Evans throws himself at the centre's ankles to slow him down.
    • 8' There will be a scrum with a Stade Francais put-in after Care tried to take a quick tap penalty on the Quins ten-metre line but is called back by referee Clancy.
    • 6' QUINS 3-0 STADE FRANCAIS Nick Evans converts the first penalty of the game straight between the posts from wide left after Parisse is blown up for holding on in the tackle.
    • 4' Quins having to defend for the first few minutes of this one, but they get some respite after a forward pass from Beauxis to Parisse.
    • 2' Parisse drives through the centre for Stade Francais and makes some good early territory for the French side.
    • 1' Quins' Nick Evans get us underway...
    • 19.44 The players are emerging from the tunnel in Cardiff. We are moments away from a fixture that so often delivers bags of excitement and lots of scores.
    • 19.42 Stade's Rodrigo Roncero returns at loose-head after recently escaping a ban, while Antoine Burban joins Haskell and skipper Sergio Parisse in the back-row.
    • 19.40 Quins go with the same starting line-up which saw off Munster. There is one change on the bench, though, with Peter Browne taking the place of Tomas Vallejos, who misses out with a broken thumb.
    • 19.35 Quins are chasing a hat-trick of Challenge Cup titles while Stade Francais are looking for their first European triumph but the main incentive for both sides will be the place in next season's Heineken Cup that awaits the winner.
    • 19.30 Hello everyone. Welcome to live coverage of the European Chellenge Cup final from Cardiff City stadium. We are underway in 15 minutes time.
  • Summary

    Harlequins versus Stade Français
    Camacho 76’ Tries  
    Evans 78’ Conversions  
    Evans 6’, 16’, 27’, 66’ Penalties Beauxis 12’, 32’, 46’, 57’
      Drops Bastareaud 47’, Rodriguez 72’

Live Team Line-Up

  • Harlequins

    Manager: John Kingston

    On the Field

    • Marler
    • Gray
    • Johnston
    • Kohn
    • Robson
    • Fa'asavalu Substitution Out (60′)
    • Robshaw
    • Easter
    • Care
    • Evans
    • Monye
    • Turner-Hall
    • Lowe Substitution Out (75′)
    • Camacho Try
    • Brown

    Subs

    • Cairns
    • Skinner Substitution In (60′)
    • Jones
    • Lambert
    • Browne
    • Clegg
    • Chisholm Substitution In (75′)
    • Moore

    Injured

    None

    Suspended

    None

  • Stade Français

    Manager: Michael Cheika

    On the Field

    • Roncero
    • Bonfils
    • Attoub
    • Palmer
    • Papé
    • Haskell
    • Burban Substitution Out (37′)
    • Parisse
    • Dupuy
    • Beauxis
    • Camara
    • Bousses
    • Bastareaud
    • Arias
    • Rodriguez

    Subs

    • Rabadan
    • Marchois
    • Leguizamón Substitution In (37′)
    • Weber
    • Phillips
    • Gerber
    • Oelschig
    • Joly

    Injured

    None

    Suspended

    None

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