Stade name strong team to face Ospreys

Sunday’s European Rugby Challenge Cup quarter-final opponents, Stade Francais, have named a star-studded line-up for the game, skippered by Italy captain and legend, Sergio Parisse.

As well as 126-cap number eight, big names set for the Principality Stadium on Sunday afternoon include 75-time capped Australian international Will Genia, who starts at scrum-half alongside French international fly-half, Jules Plisson.

Prop Rabah Slimani, at the centre of the incredible drama at the end of the France v Wales game earlier this month, is in the starting line-up.

The strength in depth at the 2015 T14 champions sees the likes of All Black, Aled De Malmanche, veteran France lock, Pascal Pape, and Springbok Morne Steyn on the bench.

Tickets for Sunday’s game (5.45pm KO) are available to buy from (opt for print at home), or in person at the WRU Ticket Office on Westgate Street. Please note that you will not be able to buy in person from the Liberty Stadium Ticket Office on Sunday. Tickets cost just £10 (adults) or £5 (U16s).

A large walk-up is anticipated on Sunday so the strong advice is to buy early to avoid the inevitable match day queues.

Stade Français Team

15. Hugo Bonneval

14. Julien Arias

13. Geoffrey Doumayrou

12. Jonathan Danty

11. Josaia Raisuqe

10. Jules Plisson

9. Will Genia


1. Zurabi Zhvania

2. Laurent Sempéré

3. Rabah Slimani

4. Hugh Pyle

5. Paul Gabrillagues

6. Antoine Burban

7. Sylvain Nicolas

8. Sergio Parisse (C)



16. Laurent Panis

17. Aled De Malmanche

18. Paul Alo Emile

19. Pascal Papé

20. Raphael Lakafia

21. Julien Dupuy

22. Morné Steyn

23. Herman Meyer Bosman