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Bath crash out of the European Challenge Cup

Bath's Jack Cuthbert beats Stade Francais' Waisea Vuidarvuwalu to score a consolation try at The Rec. Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Wire
  • BATH 20 - 36 STADE FRANCAIS

Bath's hopes of winning the European Challenge Cup - a competition they last won 5 years ago - were dashed by a strong Stade Francais team.

Star of the show was Fijian Waisea Vuidarvuwalu who scored two first half tries and had a hand in the others.

The French side led 20-3 at the break, so it was important for Bath to get an early second-half score. They did - from a penalty try.

But Stade weren't going to let the hosts back into the game. Hugo Bonneval restored their cushion, and the same player killed the game off when he crossed the line again just two minutes later.

The scoreline was made more respectable when Michael Claassens and Jack Cuthbert scored two late tries, but it's the Frenchmen who go through to the semi-final.

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