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Monday, January 10, 2011

Stade Francais trounce league leaders Toulouse in Paris

Stade Francais trounce league leaders Toulouse in Paris

While having a look around for some of the best clips to show you this week, there's a try that was scored in the Top 14 by Stade Francais against Toulouse, finished by Mathieu Bastareaud, that definitely needs to be seen.

Stade Francais hosted table topping Toulouse in what turned out to be a surprise result with the home side trouncing the league leaders 31-3. Tries were scored for Stade by Julien Arias, James Haskell, and Mathieu Bastareaud.

Julien Dupuy slotted six kicks at goal as the mid table side, dressed in their infamous pink leopard skin ensemble, romped home for their biggest win of the season, allowing them to stay in the hunt for a play-off place.

The Parisians were down to fourteen men for ten minutes when Ollie Phillips was carded after what looked like some play-acting by Cedric Heymans, but it didn't stop them and after a great counter attack from deep by Toulouse, Stade did the same right back to produce the try of the game, finished by Bastareaud.

All the tries are included in this clip though, so enjoy, and if there was anything else you spotted in the Top 14 this past weekend that you think should be featured on here, please feel free to get in touch and we'll take it from there.


Time: 03:45

Posted at 8:40 pm | 46 comments

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Anonymous January 10, 2011 9:52 pm

first! what a try by bastareaud!

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DEO January 10, 2011 10:16 pm

What a clip, some of the best rugby i've seen, some amazing handling and interplay beween the backs, exemplified by a great try by stade.
Fantastic french flair !

DEO

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Luxi January 10, 2011 11:14 pm

quick vocabulary point to avoid confusion

if you're gonna say 'stade' mention if you're talking about Stade Toulousain or Stade Francais

because you brits say 'Stade' refering to Paris, ie. stade Francais, whereas in France, the name 'Stade' is more associated to Toulouse's Stade Toulousain

otherwise good game to watch, especially the ball beeing carried onto the pitch by a very attractive topless model ;)

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Anonymous January 10, 2011 11:22 pm

Haskell is such a tool, I really don't like him....

Poor stare francais hooker (swarzewski) spelling? Not a nice position for a hooker to be caught in out wide amongst the backs lol....

As for this topless model, RD, if you may?

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Anonymous January 10, 2011 11:49 pm

Stade is more refering the Stade Franaise dude, this club does exist further "to loose"!

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Anonymous January 10, 2011 11:56 pm

Lucky devils are getting Paul Warick next season aswell. He's been great here in Munster and I'm sure he'll make himself felt in Stade Francais.

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Jono January 11, 2011 12:11 am

Some good play in there, though Tolouse killed themselves with that first try, shocking pass.
That second try was good, very good play from the no 10.
Lvoe the crowds Stade Francais get, great for the sport.

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Anonymous January 11, 2011 12:43 am

haskell is an idiot

http://www.jameshaskell.com/gallery1.htm#

prancing around like that after scoring a simple try, average support line at best...nothing worth running up to the crowd like an idiot.

Aside from my rant anyway good win for stade francais (not to annoy DEO)...very entertaining game to watch as a neutral

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Anonymous January 11, 2011 12:43 am

*not to annoy Luxi not DEO, my bad

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DEO January 11, 2011 1:07 am

No worries man, i didnt realsise it would confuse anyone, figure you'd understand aha

DEO

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Anonymous January 11, 2011 3:54 am

I feel the same way about Haskell, he made it seem like he had done something extremely special..... It's a French team playing in France and you scored an average try (the set up was good) wind your neck in son

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Anonymous January 11, 2011 4:26 am

it was a poor match with no suspense. Without Servat,Medard,Skrela,Kelleher
and Albecete Toulouse is not the same team.

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Anonymous January 11, 2011 4:40 am

You critices Haskell reaction but what about Bastareaud's one ?

he gets the ball 2m from the try line after a fantastic display from Beauxis,and did exactly like Haskell, celebrating a try like an arrogant cunt.

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Anonymous January 11, 2011 4:40 am

You critices Haskell reaction but what about Bastareaud's one ?

he gets the ball 2m from the try line after a fantastic display from Beauxis,and did exactly like Haskell, celebrating a try like an arrogant cunt.

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Anonymous January 11, 2011 6:06 am

A better game than you will ever see in the aviva or magners

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Anonymous January 11, 2011 6:20 am

id much rather have this french commentary which i can't understand than listen to that dick head jonny knock or whatever on the eurosport channel

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Flipje January 11, 2011 10:20 am

What is the problem with Haskell and Bastaraud celebration!!!!!

Last year they got trash by Toulouse, aka LE Stade, and this year they were huge underdog. They were absolutely no "showboating" in their reaction.

The game was played in a good spirit but clearly Toulouse had a day off and especially Clerc.

Meanwhile Guazzini gave, this time, the 79,000 crowds more than a one breast show as an opener. So kind from him to let the Lido girls getting some extra work in these times of recession ;-)

By the way, nice handling from Beauxis and good to see Parisse coming slowly back to his level.

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Anonymous January 11, 2011 10:21 am

After his try, Bastareaud jumps into the other guy like expecting to be caught in the air... that ain't gonna happen

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Greiffel January 11, 2011 10:23 am

@ Luxi, the person who wrote this article (moi) isn't a Brit. Secondly, Stade Toulouse are known as Toulouse, whereas Stade Francais are never known as just Francais. So that's the thinking.
But, point taken, thanks. :)

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Laz January 11, 2011 11:09 am

Great play. End to end

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Anonymous January 11, 2011 11:12 am

French flair everywhere!

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BigBucks January 11, 2011 11:21 am

To anonymous - it should be a better quality game than the Magners and Aviva; You've bought all our fecking good players!

SH and home nations should unite against France and their big spending clubs and only trade between eachother. No other league comes close to the pay packets of this league. It's almost like comparing the Premier leagues salarys to Coca cola league 2.

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Flipje January 11, 2011 12:13 pm

@ Big Bucks
"To anonymous - it should be a better quality game than the Magners and Aviva; You've bought all our fecking good players!"

Actually not really.....the game was full of hand ball mistakes and Racing-Toulon was far worth unless you are keen on drop goals....

"SH and home nations should unite against France and their big spending clubs and only trade between eachother. "
I agree if players were a commodity unfortunatelly they are not (as far as I know).

Cheer up Big Bucks....the French clubs are slowly heading for bankruptcy with very few exceptions, since the on going salary increases have grown far above their expected revenue.....So the Frogs will soon go back to some more restrictive offers.

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Kenny January 11, 2011 12:14 pm

All the cash in the french league gets you is not much more than the magners league; racing v toulon 15-12 with about 6 drop goals and thats it;
The other one montpellier v perpgnan 12-12. So people can give out all they like but for the most part scores wise they are nearly identical. Lokk at the HCup as well; Leinster Munster Ulster still in there as are Perpignan Toulouse Biarritz and Toulon.

Nothing between these two great leagues except a mountain of cash.

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3/4 centre January 11, 2011 12:46 pm

Haskell and Bastareaud's celebrations are justified by the fact this is their biggest game of the season, Paris has not beaten Toulouse since a year and a half, and last season Toulouse humiliate them 0-29 in the Stade de France. So I think they can celebrate (especially Haskell's try who gives them a bonus point).

And french clubs aren't heading for bankrupt at all, except small ones like Montauban last year and Bourgoin now because they are too small cities and can't be competitive.

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GTI January 11, 2011 2:34 pm

How can Beauxis not be playing for the french national team?? At least when trinh-duc is injuried he should be starting Number 10 for France.

I only hardly can imagine that Traille is as good as Beauxis at 10!

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Veji1 January 11, 2011 2:42 pm

Beauxis went through a very very rough patch for a couple of years, now he is playing quite well again and if he keeps it up, he could be TrinhDuc official sub for the RWC.

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Flipje January 11, 2011 3:02 pm

@3/4 centre
"And french clubs aren't heading for bankrupt at all, except small ones like Montauban last year and Bourgoin now because they are too small cities and can't be competitive."

Not only this, I am afraid but the slowly ending of the "droit limage collectif", which in simple term is a tax cut implemented in France back in 2004 and slowly been removed during end 2010 (I believed). This allowed clubs to treat up to 30 per cent of a players income as image rights, meaning not to be imposed on social security or employment taxes.

Sure, some new inventive solution will be found but until then the clubs will feel the effect if they are still intending to keep such salary in the Top 14.

Already without this, Brive and Stade Francais are heading for problem, after Bourgoin.....not every club is supported by President such as the one of Toulon or Racing and local subventions are decreasing

Anyhow let see.....

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Flipje January 11, 2011 3:11 pm

Beauxis should probably be heading to the WC if he remains consistant.

TrinhDuc remains N#1, then I have Beauxis with good old Skrela as possible replacement.

I believe Wisniewski might have a chance (still do not know about his real level) but not for the WC

Still not the most impressive n#10 seen at les Bleus

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Colombes January 11, 2011 3:38 pm

i don't really care about the players reactions if they played a good match.
but, yes, there is a footballization of the celebrations

Haskell and Bastareaud can be justified because they are playing their last cards before 6N selections and their future participation for the RWC.

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Anonymous January 11, 2011 3:39 pm

Please stop crying!
The English do not say the same thing when it comes to football. (I now I said the forbidden word^^)
It's exactly the opposite, even worth, so...

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Anonymous January 11, 2011 5:23 pm

why was that guy crying?

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Anonymous January 11, 2011 5:30 pm

I have no problem with basteareud celebration, he has been a face of France and 'the next big thing' however Haskell is just a cock and a forward and should know better than to celebrate like that!!!

As for football, come off it, everyone knows ANY football team is full of nancys!!! No matter what country and to be totally honest it appears as though the african bunch who represent the poorer areas of Africa are the only ones who don't dive like bitches when minimal contact occurs!!!!

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Anonymous January 11, 2011 7:09 pm

"Please stop crying!
The English do not say the same thing when it comes to football. (I now I said the forbidden word^^)
It's exactly the opposite, even worth, so..."

I wanted to show the financial discrepancy between the English and French leagues, not the players' behavior.

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Von January 11, 2011 7:10 pm

Anonymous said...
it appears as though the african bunch who represent the poorer areas of Africa are the only ones who don't dive like bitches when minimal contact occurs!!!!

Bit of a generalisation there sir and sadly incorrect too. The prosecution presents Exhibit A: Ivorian diving champion Didier Drogba. Big lad who looks like he should be hard, yet he goes down like a cheap prostitute.

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Nr. 7 January 11, 2011 8:35 pm

How much fatter are they gonna let bastareaud get before they decide to hide the cookiejar?
So what if he's still quite fast, loose a few pounds and he should be even faster.

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Anonymous January 11, 2011 9:57 pm

^^ Bastareaud is incredibly fast for a big guy like him, so what is wrong with that? Does everybody got to look fit like SBW to please you ? If he loose pounds, i believe he'll loose powerfulness too, and that would be sad considering how hugely powerful he is! Powerfulness and pace, that's what you expect from a n13, so IMO Bastareaud is perfect how he is, even if he's not as fit as you'd like miss Nr.7...

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Anonymous January 11, 2011 10:24 pm

the highlights as usual dont tell the whole story, the first half was quite sloppy by both sides

that individual effort by beauxis was superb but he needs to work on his passing skills

good win for SF though

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Anonymous January 12, 2011 1:27 am

Von I was actually commenting on those players in the international teams who are somewhat unheard of.....

And yes ofcourse it is a generalisation, pretty much every bloody comment on RD is a generalised one....

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Anonymous January 12, 2011 9:49 am

That was very Kurtley beale by Beauxis.

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xclown January 12, 2011 3:16 pm

Why would I care what they say in France?

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Anonymous January 12, 2011 3:22 pm

"every bloody comment on RD is a generalised one...."

just loved that generalisation...

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Anonymous January 12, 2011 8:12 pm

^^^^ out of context much??? 'PRETTY MUCH every bloody comment on RD is a generalised one....'

with reporting skills like that you should work for Rupert Murdoch....

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SP January 12, 2011 11:35 pm

Does anyone know why Parisse pushed Haskell after he scored the try? Is it because Haskell's a cock?

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Ithilsul January 13, 2011 10:39 am

I've watched this match with Brtitish commentators, and that was soooo boring compared with French ones :/
But the good thing is that they're not biased at all, and they have a very sharp eye, noticing every faults players commit!

That was a very good match from Paris, especially by the forwards and by Beauxis (as a proof, this amazing self-pass leading to Bastareaud's try).

Toulouse probably had a lack of experience with its 9 and 10 (they're 22 and 20 yo), which may have implied a lack of impact on their forwards.

@Greiffel: as Luxi mentionned, when you say "le Stade" in France, it mainly refers to Toulouse. You say that Stade Francais are never known as just "Francais", and you're more than right : they're NEVER named this way! ;) They would more be called "Paris", than just "Stade".
And even if they're older than Toulouse, Stade Toulousain reputation is much greater than Stade Franais one.

And last thing about salary explosion in Top 14 : that's right, and it may lead to some bankruptcy, but this is mainly due to two of the recenlty promoted clubs, Racing Metro 92 and Toulon, which are ready to offer billions to hire a well-known player. But on the other side, clubs such as ASM (Clermont) and Toulouse are reputed to have some kind of inner "salary cap", which may hinder that behaviour ; as an example, Toulouse didn't make any excessive counter-offer to Bayonne, about Byron Kelleher's contract.

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Andy M January 13, 2011 11:17 pm

The first post said "what a try by bastareaud" - no brainer really (nice support play), the first post should have said what magnificent play by the 10 to get the majorly over-rated bastareaud to score!
One the of first scenes of bastareaud is him completely missing the ball when it bounced oddly - granted it would have been very difficult to catch, but surely the way everyone raves on about bastareaud, I would have thought the ball would have been in his hands and sailing for an amazing try?!?! As stated - HUGELY OVER-RATED!!! He was owned by Tindall!

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