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    Penalty goals: Goode (2),
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Stade Français v London Wasps - Live

Last updated: 24th May 2014  

Full time:Stade Français 6 - 20 London Wasps

80 That is that! An awful display from the hosts and a spirited, focused one from the visitors ensures Wasps will be playing with the big boys in next season's Champions Cup. Thanks for joining us!

79 Error count continues to rise as Stade knock-on yet again.

78 Things just petering out here in Paris, a messy final few minutes as Stade wind up with a scrum on their own 22.

Penalty77 PENALTY, WASPS, GOODE! 6-20 It's over this time. That will be that, folks.

Yellow Card76 Another Wasps penalty, another yellow card. Van Vuren, just on, is straight back off again. Goode will line up yet another penalty attempt from the ten-metre line.

75 Or not. A really poor kick from Goode, but it shouldn't make any difference to the final outcome.

74 Everything going the way of Wasps now as they rumble right up to the Stade line and win a penalty. Goode will knock this one over and seal the deal.

72 The scrum is reset and reset again before Dupuy pushes Simpson off the ball at the base and is penalised. He mouths off, and concedes a further ten metres. Wasps punt down into the Stade half and will happily take the lineout with less than nine minutes remaining.

69 They're not going anywhere fast, though, time ticking away and Wasps happy to let it do so.

67 Penalty Stade inside their own half, they need two converted tries to win on aggregate.

65 Burban back on for Stade, but his absence has contributed to a costly ten-minute spell.

Conversion64 CONVERSION, WASPS, GOODE! 6-17 No trouble for Goode, Wasps very much in the driving seat now.

TRY63 TRY, WASPS, THOMPSON! 6-15 That might just do it for Wasps! The back-row picking and going and Haskell's offload finds Johnson. The flanker powers over.

61 Worst pass of the day from Dupuy who flings it over the head of Bosman and over the dead ball line. Scrum-five Wasps.

60 Nigel Owens quite rightly not waiting on the television bods to get the replay, and Tom Varndell has shot under the sticks from the next play. Unfortunately for him, there's a knock-on in the build-up.

58 Well, from that scrum, we've got an allegation of an eye gouge from a Wasps player. We're going upstairs.

57 The chance has gone, though, the ball spilled and a big opportunity missed for Wasps.

56 Well, Wasps eschewing the chance at three points in favour of a kick to the corner.

Yellow Card55 It's yellow for Burban, massively late on Goode and the right decision from Owens.

55 There could be trouble here as the assistant referee has his flag in, looks like a late challenge on Goode.

53 Hasn''t got the legs, Stade having a run from deep now but bundled into touch.

52 Scrum penalty to Wasps on halfway now, though, and Goode wants three points.

49 Wasps do very well to disrupt the maul, win the scrum and clear away.

46 Another scrum penalty to Stade as they pulverise the Wasps eight. Boot to the corner.

43 Harem-scarem start to this second-half, ball changing hands and play changing ends every few seconds. Stade back on the ball in midfield, but another misplaced pass flies into touch.

41 Plisson has us back underway here in Paris, 40 minutes to go to decide who gets the all-important top Euro spot!

Half Time HALF-TIME: STADE FRANCAIS 6-10 LONDON WASPS

40 There is the half-time whistle, an entertaining game but the score kept down by errors and infringements. Dai Young will be a happy man so far.

38 Wasps attacking as the half ticks over and the sin-binned duo return, but there's a wee knock-on on the 22 and Stade will have the scrum.

Penalty35 PENALTY, WASPS, GOODE! 6-10 Lovely strike from Goode, and Wasps cancel out that Plisson penalty.

34 Deary me, Stade shoot themselves in the foot big-time as a loose pass from Bonneval bobbles out into touch in the 22, and Arias throws the ball away. Penalty Wasps. Chance for Goode.

Penalty33 Big scrum from Stade wins a penalty and they boot down into Wasps territory. Scrappy lineout, however, and Wasps will regain possession and attack.4

Penalty31 PENALTY, STADE, PLISSON! 6-7 This time it's over.

30 Firstly, it's no try as we go back for a high tackle. Dirty play from Flanquart who slid in with his knees on Simpson post-grounding, then Haskell comes in and jumps on him in defence of his teammate. Yellow card for both, and Plisson lines up a shot at goal.

29 It looks like try-time again for Wasps! A stunning breakout from Varndell and Simpson sees the latter touch down from 60 metres. Nigel Owens goes upstairs.

27 A mad scramble in the in-goal area as Danty grubbers his way through, but the Wasps half-backs Simpson and Goode combine to thwart to the attack. Scrum-five Stade.

25 He's pulled it from out wide, and it remains 3-7 in Paris.

23 Wasps a little too expansive in their own half, however, and they're swamped, turned over and penalised. Plisson for three more.

20 Stade back on the ball after a Wasps knock-on on the ground. Entertaining opening 20 minutes.

Penalty16 PENALTY, STADE, PLISSON! Over she goes, back to four points.

15 And now it's Stade with a chance for three points.

14 Poor miss from Goode.

13 Penalty chance for Wasps now as Stade are pinged for tackler not releasing.

11 Very composed start from Wasps, moving the ball well and offloading accurately. Goode flights a nice kick back into the Stade half and out just on the 22.

Conversion9 CONVERSION, WASPS, GOODE! 0-7 Super touchline conversion from the veteran ten.

TRY8 TRY, WASPS, VARNDELL! 0-5 Great start from Wasps! Haskell creates the space with a solid midfield break, before the ball is spread wide and Varndell finishes it off.

5 Very close the opening try from Wasps as Masi gets bundled into touch at the corner after great work from skipper Bell. Stade take a quick lineout but they spill and Wasps have a scrum-five.

3 First scrum, first penalty. It goes the way of Wasps.

Goode has us underway!

Teams making their way out in Paris, this should be a cracker!

Nathan Hughes is off to Fiji to get married, so Guy Thompson replaces him at number eight, while the only other changes made by Dai Young are the addition of Ed Jackson and Charlie Davies to the bench.

The big news for the hosts is the return of inspirational back-row Sergio Parisse, who slots in at number eight. Morne Steyn is benched with Jules Plisson starting at fly-half, and he is partnered by Jerome Fillol.

Welcome Welcome to Paris and Stade Jean Bouin for live coverage of today's winner-takes-all second leg Champions Cup Preview between the hosts, Stade Francais, and London Wasps, who hold a slender one-point lead from the opening leg.

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