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Racing 92 clinch quarter-final spot with comeback win

Racing’s victory sets up a quarter-final clash with Sale, with the winner set to meet the winner of the all-French tie between La Rochelle and Montpellier in the semi-final; the other quarter-finals see Leicester Tigers and Leinster face off and Munster meet Toulouse

Last Updated: 17/04/22 6:55pm

    Racing 92 overcame Stade Francais to reach the Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final

    Racing 92 overcame Stade Francais to reach the Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final

    Racing 92 set up a Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final against Sale as they came from behind to beat Stade Francais 33-22 in their second leg on Sunday.

    The victory gave the hosts a 55-31 aggregate win, but they had to come from behind to make sure of it, with the visitors 22-13 up at half-time, closing the deficit to three after Racing’s 22-9 triumph in last week’s first leg.

    Stade Francais had come out determined to undo last week’s damage, scoring early tries through Telusa Veainu and Adrien Lapegue to take a 15-3 lead, but a 35th-minute red card for Sefa Naivalu changed the equation.

    • Leinster 56-20 (82-41) Connacht
    • Bristol 29-35 (39-44) Sale
    • Harlequins 33-20 (59-60) Montpellier
    • Munster 26-10 (34-23) Exeter
    • La Rochelle 31-23 (62-36) Bordeaux
    • Leicester 27-17 (56-27) Clermont
    • Ulster 23-30 (49-50) Toulouse
    • Racing 92 33-22 (55-31) Stade Francais

    Wenceslas Lauret pulled one back for Racing before Lapegue responded, but a second-half brace from Teddy Thomas, and a second for Lauret, sealed the win.

    Racing’s victory sets up a quarter-final clash with Sale, with the winner set to meet the winner of the all-French tie between La Rochelle and Montpellier in the semi-final

    The other quarter-finals see Leicester Tigers and Leinster face off and Munster meet Toulouse. The matches are set to take place over the weekend of May 6-8.