Marvin O'Connor with a 78th minute try brought Stade Francais painfully close to a victory against Top 14 rivals Pau, who managed to hold on to a three points crucial lead to reach the semi finals of the European Challenge Cup.
A late try from Solomoni Rasolea and a conversion from Blair Kinghorn proved vital as Edinburgh edged out Stade Francais 34-33 to secure a berth in the quarter-final of the European Rugby Challenge Cup on Friday.
Stade Francais remain in contention for the play-off as fullback Tony Ensor's last-gasp try helped them complete a 20-26 victory over London Irish in their European Rugby Challenge Cup face-off at Madejski Stadium on Saturday.
Northampton Saints made an incredible comeback after being 6-22 behind while also overcoming a red card to Tom Wood to win the European Champions Cup play-off final against Stade Francais at Franklin's Gardens on Saturday.
Stade Francais came up with a dominant second half performance where they amassed six tries as they completed a 46-21 victory at Stade Jean Bouin on Friday to keep their chances of qualifying to European Champions Cup alive.
Gloucester rugby director David Humphreys rued lack of possession from his team as they succumbed to a 17-25 defeat to Stade Francais in the final of the European Challenge Cup at Murrayfield Stadium on Friday.
Director of rugby at Gloucester David Humphreys believes the team do not require any additional motivation when they lock horns with Stade Francais in the final of the European Challenge Cup at Murrayfield Stadium on Friday.
As Gloucester Rugby will be locking horns with Stade Francais in the final of the European Challenge Cup at Murrayfield Stadium on Friday, we take a look at few of the key points ahead of the encounter.