# Stade Français

Last year
# all change
Stade Francais begin rebuild by adding coach Gustard and eight new players
Scrum-half Morgan Parra, 33, capped 72 times by France, has also joined after 13 seasons with Clermont.
# The Warm Up
La Rochelle warm up for Leinster showdown with 19-point win to boost Top 14 play-off hopes
The French outfit also welcomed Will Skelton back to the squad after the second row recovered from a calf injury.
# Test
Connacht facing tough French exam against Stade in Paris today
Despite having already qualified for the knock-outs, Andy Friend’s side want to finish the group stages with a bang rather than a whimper.
# And The Team Is...
O’Halloran to make 199th cap as Connacht ring changes for Champions Cup trip to Stade Francais
The sides will do battle on Sunday afternoon.
All time
# Target
'If we want to be that team that gets through, we have to learn to win away from home'
After their superb win over Stade Francais today, Connacht are eyeing up a place in the last 16 of the Champions Cup.
# Champions Cup
Connacht secure bonus point victory to get their Champions Cup campaign off to a flying start
Connacht scored six tries to defeat Stade Francais 36-9 in the Champions Cup this afternoon.
# David Versus Goliath
Parisian heavweights to get blown off course by a Gael force in Galway
Connacht take on Stade Francais in their opening Champions Cup fixture at the Sportsground today.
# big ambitions
'I definitely feel like I'm ready for it' - Aungier relishing Champions Cup test
The tighthead says he is benefiting from getting regular gametime at Connacht.
# belief
'We belong here, I don’t think it's a bridge too far for us'
Connacht head coach Andy Friend believes his squad are in a good place ahead of a new Champions Cup campaign.
# Champions Cup
'They have brilliant individuals' - Connacht prepare for Stade Francais challenge
The province host the French side at the Sportsground on Sunday.
# Champions Cup
How are the Irish provinces' opponents shaping up for Europe?
Bath, Clermont, Stade Français, and Wasps provide the opposition this weekend.
# Bienvenue
The Luxembourg international joining the AIL after a year with Stade Français
20-year-old Tony Drennan has signed with Queen’s University and still has professional rugby ambitions.
# Called Off
Top 14 opener postponed due to Covid-19 cases in Stade Français
The Parisian club has a shortage of fit front row players.
# statement
Stade Francais cancel friendly as some players who tested positive for Covid-19 have lung damage
The Top 14 side were due to face RC Toulon later this month.
# Top 14
Stade Francais in quarantine due to virus cases
25 individuals from the Parisian outfit have contracted the virus after returning from a pre-season camp.
A number of Stade Francais players test positive for coronavirus ahead of Top 14 season start
The players have tested positive for coronavirus after a training camp in Nice.
# double coup
Stade Francais sign former Munster lock Grobler and Tongan fullback Veainu
The pair both arrive in the Top 14 from English clubs.
# reality sets in
'The situation is worrying' - France's wealthiest rugby side cut budget by 20%
The financial impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has hit Stade Francais.
# Departure
Former South Africa head coach Meyer quits Stade Francais
The club sit bottom of the Top 14 after just two wins from nine this season.
# Farewell
Italy legend Parisse to leave Stade after 15 seasons with French club
The number eight had a year to run on his contract.
# Looking Forward
'Stade Français' owner says he's willing to invest €100m of his money in five years'
Leinster’s success continued with the Pro14 trophy on Saturday but they’re already looking forward.
# Top 14
Meyer signs Stade extension as owner promises €100 million investment
The former South Africa head coach will remain in charge of the French club for another two years.
# Au Revoir
'I won't be back in the short-term future': Paul O'Connell rules out immediate Munster return
The Stade Francais coach said he must gather more experience before a potential return.
# Top 14
14-man Toulon end Toulouse's unbeaten run ahead of Dublin semi-final
The Top 14 leaders were beaten in Marseille on Saturday.
# Au Revoir
O'Connell confirms Stade Francais departure after one season
The former Ireland second row says he does not plan to join another club next season amid links to Toulon.
# Looking Back
'I went into that final thinking nothing could stop us': Simon Mason on Ulster, Ireland regrets and identity
The former full-back and goal kicker extraordinaire looks back on a famous Heineken Cup win 20 years ago.
# Top 14
Thomas off injured as Racing warm up for Belfast trip with Toulon win
The French winger could miss next weekend’s game against Ulster.
# Nicolas Chauvin
Stade offer free entry to Ospreys clash for all fans in tribute to teenager
Nicolas Chauvin tragically passed away this week and Stade Francais have made tickets for their next match free.
French rugby hopeful dies following on-pitch heart attack
Nicolas Chauvin, 19, suffered the cardiac arrest while playing for the Stade Francais youth academy.
# Trauma
French teenager in intensive care after suffering heart attack while playing rugby
Nicolas Chauvin, 19, suffered the cardiac arrest while playing for the Stade Francais youth academy.
# Top 14
Try-scoring Top 14 debut for Jackson but Perpignan thumped by 14-man Stade
Sergio Parisse was sent off for the visitors, but they romped to an impressive 46-15 victory on the opening weekend.
# Irish Abroad
O'Connell takes next coaching step as Stade Français look for return to glory
The former Munster and Ireland lock has signed a two-year contract with the Top 14 club.
# Paulie
Paul O'Connell takes up coaching role with Top 14 side Stade Français
The Munster and Ireland legend will link up with close friend Mike Prendergast in Paris.
# Appointment
Ex-Munster scrum-half confirmed as new Stade Francais backs and attack coach
Mike Prendergast is moving to the Top 14 club.
# Irish Abroad
Irish coach Mike Prendergast set to join reinvigorated Stade Français
The former Munster scrum-half has a growing reputation as an excellent attack coach.
# regulation 14
EPCR stands by decision to block German club from Challenge Cup
EPCR say they made Dr Hans-Peter Wild, benefactor of Heidelberger RK and now chairman of Stade Francais, aware of the regulations last year.
# stade and deliver
Meyer plans to turn relegation-threatened Stade into 'the best team in the world'
The former South Africa head coach, who will take the reins in Paris next season, was unveiled today.
# Magician
The man widely regarded as Argentina's greatest ever player is retiring
Juan Martin Hernandez is set to hang up his boots.
# paris in the spring time
Ex-Springboks coach Heyneke Meyer heads to Top 14 for first job since 2015 World Cup
Meyer has taken over at struggling Stade Francais.
# Top 14
Kiwi out-half stars as Oyonnax boost survival hopes with defeat of Stade Francais
The Top 14 strugglers recorded their second straight victory this afternoon.