Plisson kicks Stade to win over Montpellier
TOP 14 SUNDAY WRAP: France flyhalf Jules Plisson kicked seven penalties to help Stade Francais to a 21-17 victory over Montpellier in the Top 14 on Sunday.
Plisson kicked three in the first half and four more in an error-strewn second period in Paris to hand Stade a confidence-boosting win in what has so far been a troubled season.
Montpellier scored the only two tries of the game, Australian Joe Tomane and Fijian Timoci Nagusa crossing for Jake White's team.
But it was all too little too late as Plisson kept Stade ticking over and up to 10th in the table, with Montpellier in fourth.
In the late game Bayonne beat Toulouse 16-13 to move off the foot of the table.
On Saturday, Morgan Parra hit an injury-time penalty to help consolidate Clermont's lead atop the table with a 16-13 victory over Lyon.
Bordeaux-Begles surged into second with a convincing 26-0 win over La Rochelle, now third on points difference.
Top 14 Week 12 results:
Stade Francais 21-17 Montpellier
Bayonne 16-13 Toulouse
Bordeaux-Begles 26-0 La Rochelle
Brive 38-25 Pau
Castres 34-17 Toulon
Clermont 16-13 Lyon
Racing92 29-24 Grenoble