A bonus-point victory for Stade Francais as Montpellier pay the price for a tough schedule and a red card for prop Gregory Fichten. Joris Segonds and Louis Foursans traded penalties before Antoine Guillamon went to the sin bin.
Sefanaia Naivalu scored before the half-hour mark. Alex Bevia was sent to the sin bin soon after with Fitchen being sent off for punching Nicolas Sanchez.
Montpellier prop Gregory Fichten’s punch on Nicolas Sanchez. pic.twitter.com/Oo9O4Pif1R— Jared Wright (@jaredwright17) May 15, 2021
James Hall extended Stade Francais' lead finishing off a flowing attack as the hosts lead 13-3 at halftime. Romain Macurdy scored an intercept try for Montpellier against the run of play before Telusa Veainu scored out wide, assisted by Naivalu.
After the hour mark, Alex Arrate dotted down for the hosts with Tala Gray rounding off the victory with a try at the back of a rolling maul. Stade Francais 32-10.