Nay­a­calevu’s stars in club win

Fiji Sun - - Sport -

For­mer Voda­fone Fly­ing Fi­jian cen­tre Waisea Nay­a­calevu opened the scor­ing for Stade Fran­caise as they beat Lyon 2519 at the Stade Jean Bouin in Paris. They took an early 7-0 lead as Wal­la­bies star half­back Will Ge­nia also took the field for the club. Penal­ties from Delon Ar­mitage and Mike Har­ris brought Lyon within four. Two penal­ties from Morne Steyn gave Stade a bit of a cush­ion but Bap­tiste Couil­loud scored a try for a slight 16-13 deficit at half time. Steyn and Jules Plis­son added four penal­ties be­tween them in the sec­ond half, coun­tered by two from Har­ris but it wasn’t enough to over­haul Stade Fran­cais. scored a penalty of their own through fly­half Brock James. The half ended 11-9 to the vis­i­tors, yet fairly dull first half. The sec­ond half was another hotly con­tested half with nei­ther side scor­ing any points in the sec­ond half, with La Rochelle dis­play­ing a tight de­fen­sive ef­fort to keep their away lead.

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