Nayacalevu’s stars in club win
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.