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Posted Sunday, December 8th 2019

As it happened: Bristol Bears 37-11 Stade Francais

Bristol Bears made it three bonus point wins from three in Pool Four of the European Challenge Cup, as they ran in three tries in the final 15 minutes to earn a 37-11 victory over Stade Francais at Ashton Gate.

Luke Morahan, Harry Thacker, Charles Piutau and Toby Fricker all touched down for Pat Lam's side, with Ian Madigan kicking three penalties and two conversions to finish with a 13-point haul.

Re-live all of the action, as we dissect the key moments from Saturday's action.


19 minsTRY0-5 – Lester Etien finishes well in the corner after Bears turn the ball over inside their own 22.  

24 minsPEN3-5 – Stade penalised at the breakdown and Madigan lands a simple kick from in front of the sticks to get Bristol on the board.

27 minsTRY10-5 – Luatua charges down Segond’s clearance and Morahan kicks it up to himself to score. Madigan converts.

35 minsPEN13-5 – Big shove from the pack to earn a penalty at scrum time and Madigan is on target again from 35 metres.

Morahan goes over to score (JMPUK).

38 minsPEN13-8 – Stade on the charge and get in behind the hosts to earn a penalty, which Segonds slots.

HT: Bristol Bears 13-8 Stade Francais


46 minsPEN16-8 – Bristol start the second half on the front foot and Madigan lands his third penalty from under the posts.

47 minsPEN MISSED – Segonds off target from long range.

57 minsPEN16-11 – But this time Segonds finds the target with a huge kick from a similar position, to narrow the gap.

64 minsYELLOW – Hosts get the shove on at a driving lineout and Azagoh is sin binned for pulling down the maul.

65 minsTRY23-11 - The Bears take full advantage with another dominant driving maul, and it's Thacker who dots down for Bristol’s second score. Madigan converts.

Charles Piutau powers towards the line.

71 minsHELD UP – Chapuis darts for the line but is held up a resolute Bristol defence.

77 minsTRY30-11 – Charles Piutau collects Stirzaker's pass to power over from close range. Lloyd converts

80 minsTRY37-11 – Bonus point sealed in the nick of the time, as Fricker dives over for Bristol's fourth try with the final act of the game. Lloyd converts.

FT: Bristol Bears 37-11 Stade Francais


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