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Will Carpenter


Posted Sunday, December 15th 2019

As it happened: Stade Francais 16-18 Bristol Bears

Harry Thacker scored in the dying seconds to snatch a dramatic victory for Bristol Bears in Paris.

Will Capon's first-half score and eight points from the boot of Callum Sheedy put the Bears within range in the closing stages, before Thacker struck to extend their unbeaten run in the competition.

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

3 mins – Lapegue goes over in the corner but play is called back for a forward pass.

16 minsPEN MISSED – Sanchez off target with long range penalty after Bears penalised at lineout.

22 minsPEN0-3 - Sheedy lands three-pointer to get Bristol on the board midway through first half.

25 minsTRY7-3 – Vuidarvuwalu powers through a tackle to touch down for Stade. Sanchez converts.

27 minsYELLOW – Matera sin binned for striking Fricker with illegal fend.

28 minsTRY7-8 – Capon powers over from resulting driving lineout.

32 minsPEN10-8 – Penalty awarded for high tackle and Sanchez lands kick.

HT: Stade Francais 10-8 Bristol Bears

44 minPEN13-8 – Sanchez lands second penalty of the evening.

47 minsPEN - 13-11 – Sheedy on target after powerful break from Hughes.

49 minsPEN MISSED – Sanchez gets this horribly wrong from the angle.

59 minsPEN16-11 – Penalty at the scrum and Segonds kick is good – Stade lead extended to five points in final quarter.

78 minsTRY16-18 – What a way to finish for Bristol, as Harry Thacker goes over from close range to level the scores, and Sheedy’s conversion puts the visitors ahead. Conv added.

80 mins – Stade knock on but the TMO has spotted a late tackle from Ed Holmes and awards the penalty. Segonds kicks to 30 metres, but the Bears hold firm to seal victory.

FT: Stade Francais 16-18 Bristol Bears

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