Parisse delighted for supporters

Stade Français captain Sergio Parisse was delighted after his side booked their place in the Challenge Cup final at the expense of Bath.

The 28-25 victory was a nervy affair as George Ford's missed penalty at the death meant the Paris outfit would be heading to Murrayfield.

After the game Parisse struggled to hide his emotions after a difficult season for Stade Français, whose hero was fly-half Jules Plisson.

"We knew it was a semi-final and this is great for the supporters. It was a great rugby match and Bath played until the end. I'm proud of the boys," he told EPC Rugby after the game at Stade Jean-Bouin on Sunday.

"It's been a tough season for us in the Top 14, but we're back up and now and we're happy to be going to Edinburgh. We play rugby for moments like this."

The final on Friday, May 12 will see Stade Français face Gloucester and Parisse cannot wait for his fans to enjoy their day in Edinburgh.

"Our supporters have always been behind the team, even though it's been a tough couple of weeks. It was difficult around the team and the environment was tough," he added.

"But the boys stayed close and the fans have been awesome. Hopefully they will be in Scotland to support us in the final."