In Summary
  • Stade Francais are yet to lose with Sanchez wearing the outside-half shirt.
  • Sanchez is unavailable for selection for the Pumas as he plays outside the south American country.
  • Lyon maintained their chase for a place in the end of season play-offs with a crushing 52-20 win over Agen.

PARIS

Argentina's Nicolas Sanchez scored 13 points to help Stade Francais stage a comeback against lowly Grenoble at Stade Jean Bouin in the Top 14 on Saturday.

The Parisians trailed 17-0 after 21 minutes but Sanchez, who only arrived in the French capital at the beginning of December, guided his side to a third straight win after a run of four successive defeats.

Stade Francais are yet to lose with Sanchez wearing the outside-half shirt.

Lilian Saseras and Etienne Fourcade crossed early on for the visitors who sit in eleventh place in the table but Lester Etien's touchdown sandwiched between two Sanchez penalty goals and a conversion bought the teams within four points at the break.

Hooker Laurent Sempere dotted down for the first time this season shortly after the restart and the 74-time Argentina international added the conversion.

Sanchez is unavailable for selection for the Pumas as he plays outside the south American country and is at risk of missing out on a place at the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan if the rules are not loosened by the Argentina Rugby Union and coach Mario Ledesma.

He added his final three-pointer from 40 metres out in with more than half an hour to play and victory moved Stade Francais up to sixth place before Bordeaux-Begles in seventh welcome Racing 92 on Sunday.

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