Stade Francais pummel Treviso to keep pressure on Pool leaders Leicester

Hugo Bonneval scored one of Stade Francais' six tries
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Fijian wing Josaia Raisuge scored a brace of tries as Stade Francais convincingly beat Treviso 40-14 in Paris to maintain the pressure on European Rugby Champions Cup Pool 4 leaders Leicester.

The French club secured the bonus-point victory with Hugo Bonneval, Zurab Zhvania and Geoffrey Doumayrou all going over, with the hosts also collecting a penalty try.

Fly-half Morne Steyn added to the tally with five successful conversions out of six, while the visitors' scores came from Alberto Sgarbi and Davide Giazzon

Stade Francais beat Treviso 50-17 at the Stadio Comunale di Monigo last weekend, and continued their dominance when back on home soil.

An early penalty try set them on their way after pushing over a five-metre scrum. 

Full-back Bonneval ran in the second after collecting the ball from winger Djibril Camara before Raisuge scored a third try for Stade Francais inside 21 minutes.

Treviso stemmed the tide somewhat as they went into half-time trailing 21-0, but their defences were breached again early in the second half when Raisuge powered over to make sure of the bonus point. 

After Sgarbi had put down a try for the Italians, replacement prop Zhvania charged over to restore the French club's dominance. 

The Treviso pack drove Giazzon to score, but Doumayrou then ran in a fine individual effort to wrap things up for Stade Francais. 

The victory moved the French side to 10 points, five clear of third-placed Munster, who on Sunday travel to Leicester. The English club currently lead by four points.

 

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