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Stade Francais earn bonus point win over Leicester

  • Stade Francais 36 - 21 Leicester Tigers
Leicester Tigers' Manu Tuilagi during the European Champions Cup, pool four match at Welford Road, Leicester. Credit: Mike Egerton / PA Wire/Press Association Images

Stade Francais earned a bonus point win over Leicester Tigers to join them in the Champions Cup quarter-finals.

The Tigers, who finished top of Pool Four, secured a home tie in the last eight and will now have Stade join them as one of three best runners-up.

Manu Tuilagi, who made only his second start in 15 months, gave Leicester the lead with his try in the first half.

However the hosts ran in 26 unanswered points to earn the bonus point.

Dom Barrow and Harry Thacker secured tries giving hope to the Tigers but Stade added a late fifth through Geoffrey Doumayrou.

The Parisian side ended Leicester's unbeaten record in the competition this season.

Midlands football enjoying successful spell after multiple award wins

An array of teams across the Midlands have enjoyed success in manager and player of the month awards for November.

Apart from Leicester City's double, winning both Premier League Manager and Player of the month, teams from the East and West have also picked up prizes.

In League One, Peterborough boss Graham Westley was awarded the Manager of the Month award.

Peterborough's Graham Westley Credit: Joe Giddens/EMPICS Sport

His side were unbeaten in November, picking up 12 points from four league games, as well as beating Burton in the FA Cup.

Posh scored a total of 14 league goals, with 5 coming in their away game against Crewe.

Coventry City's Jacob Murphy scooped League One's Player of the Month after scoring six goals, including a hat-trick against Gillingham in their 4-1 home win.

Coventry City's Jacob Murphy Credit: Joe Giddens/EMPICS Sport

Coventry are currently second in League One and will face Sheffield United away on Saturday.

Northampton's Chris Wilder Credit: Clint Hughes/PA Archive/PA Images

League Two's Manager of the Month was picked up by Northampton's Chris Wilder after his side won all of their November fixtures, including a 2-1 away win over Coventry in the FA Cup first round.

The Cobblers will travel to Luton on Saturday.

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