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Summary

  1. FT: Gloucester 17-25 Stade Francais
  2. Stade Francais come from 10-0 down to win
  3. England's Jonny May scores interception try
  4. Ross Moriarty crosses for late consolation
  5. Stade Francais win the European Challenge Cup

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By Tom Garry

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The end of the road for Gloucester

Stade Francais win the Challenge Cup

Gloucester v Stade Francais
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So, Gloucester's season is over and that's just about all we have time for tonight. If you want more on tonight's game, you can read our match report here.

Northampton Saints, congratulations - you're through to the Champions Cup play-offs and will face Connacht in a semi-final later this month.

Stade Francais will celebrate late into the Edinburgh night. They were deserved winners at Murrayfield this evening.

Do join us again tomorrow night for live coverage of the Champions Cup final, as Saracens take on Clermont. That should be an absolute classic.

Thanks for your company - good night!

An 'historic moment' for Stade

FT: Gloucester 17-25 Stade Francais

Chris Jones

BBC Radio 5 live rugby reporter at Murrayfield

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The body language of the Stade Francais players, management and fans tells you they're witnessing an historic moment in their club's history. Finally they have a European trophy to savour.

Reaction - 'We couldn't get upfield'

FT: Gloucester 17-25 Stade Francais

Scotland captain Greig Laidlaw - after his finale appearance for Gloucester - tells Sky Sports:

"I'm disappointed. We all are. We came up here with high hopes but ultimately the game got away from us.

"But we give credit to Stade. We just couldn't get any territory, couldn't get up the field.

"[This medal] will go in the back of the garage somewhere. It's not the one you want, is it?"

Reaction - 'It was a good cup run'

FT: Gloucester 17-25 Stade Francais

Wales and Gloucester hooker Richard Hibbard tells Sky Sports:

"Stade today were fantastic. We're disappointed with some areas of our game, but we just weren't getting the rub of the green.

"We tried our best (at the scrum). We lost John [Afoa] early on.

"We'll dust ourselves off but it's been a good cup run."

'Gloucester didn't turn up'

FT: Gloucester 17-25 Stade Francais

Simon Devereux

Ex-Gloucester forward on BBC Radio Gloucestershire

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It's just disappointing because Gloucester are a better side than that and, for whatever reason, they just didn't turn up.

Stade Francais lift the Challenge Cup

FT: Gloucester 17-25 Stade Francais

There's the moment they've been waiting for! Sergio Parisse lifts the Challenge Cup trophy aloft. Their European dreams have come true at last.

Stade Francais lift the Challenge Cup
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FT: Gloucester 17-25 Stade Francais

Man of the Match Sergio Parisse, with a wide smile on his face, now leads Stade Francais up to collect their medals and, in a moment, the trophy.

FT: Gloucester 17-25 Stade Francais

Gloucester's players trudge up the steps at Murrayfield to collect their runners-up medals.

They performed valiantly in La Rochelle in the semi-final to get to tonight's game.

They wanted Champions Cup rugby next term, via the play-offs over the next few weeks, but their season ends here now.

'It was flawed from Gloucester'

FT: Gloucester 17-25 Stade Francais

Paul Grayson

Former England fly-half on BBC Radio 5 live

It was flawed from Gloucester in that second half. Layer on top of layer of unforced errors handed victory to a strong Stade Francais team.

Reaction - Proud Parisse

FT: Gloucester 17-25 Stade Francais

Italy and Stade Francais captain Sergio Parisse tells Sky Sports:

"We have come through a very difficult season in Paris but this team have come through it. I'm very proud of the team.

"We tried to follow our philosphy. It wasn't easy because Gloucester put us under pressure.

"Maybe we didn't play our best game, but congratulations to the boys.

"I don't want to talk now about problems off the pitch. I'm really proud and really happy."

Stade Francais win the Challenge Cup

FT: Gloucester 17-25 Stade Francais

Stade Francais also maintain their 100 per cent record in games against Gloucester.

That's four win from four for the French side against the Cherry and Whites now.

Reaction to tonight's game is coming up next.

Stade Francais win the Challenge Cup

FT: Gloucester 17-25 Stade Francais

At last, after four previous losses in European finals, Stade Francais are Challenge Cup winners for the first time.

Gloucester were going for a third victory in the competition, and their second in just three season, but it wasn't to be.

Stade Francais win the Challenge Cup

FT: Gloucester 17-25 Stade Francais

Stade Francais celebrate
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It's a deserved win for Stade Francais. They were the better side in the second half; stronger, smarter and dominant.

Gloucester battled on and on, but the French Top 14 side were almost untouchable between minutes 45 and 75.

Full-time

Gloucester 17-25 Stade Francais

Gloucester v Stade Francais
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It's all over! The French side celebrate.

Gloucester 17-25 Stade Francais

But Gloucester still need more than a converted try. They won't have time.

Try: Gloucester 17-25 Stade Francais

Ross Moriarty

There's 90 seconds left, but two Lions men combine to give Gloucester a glimmer of hope.

Greig Laidlaw is there with the pass and Ross Moriarty carries the ball over the line.

Laidlaw's kick is good too.

Gloucester 10-25 Stade Francais

A third Challenge Cup triumph for Gloucester is now a near-impossibility.

But Stade Francais are moments away from ending their European final hoodoo, after four losses from four in European finals before tonight.

Gloucester 10-25 Stade Francais

Greig Laidlaw, of all people, misplaces a pass completely out of play.

Gloucester's time is running out. And Laidlaw's time at the club is running out too. This is now surely his last game for the club, before his summer move to Clermont.

Gloucester 10-25 Stade Francais

Paul Grayson

Former England fly-half on BBC Radio 5 live

Stade Francais know that Gloucester have been committing rugby suicide in this second half and they've invited them to do it time and time again. They've had to do very little to gain their field position since half-time.

Penalty (Steyn)

Gloucester 10-25 Stade Francais

From 45m out, Morne Steyn's kick is good. That must be that, surely?

Stade Francais are closing in on their first European trophy.

Replacement (Gloucester)

Gloucester 10-22 Stade Francais

Gloucester take off Wales' Richard Hibbard, with Darren Dawidiuk on at hooker instead.

This could well be Dawidiuk's final appearances for Gloucester, with him leaving at the end of the season, as their 2016-17 campaign will end here unless they win tonight to make the Champions Cup play-offs.

Gloucester 10-22 Stade Francais

It's a long way back for the Cherry and Whites now. They've barely been in the French side's territory at all in the second half.

They need a huge effort from here now.

Try: Gloucester 10-22 Stade Francais

Geoffrey Doumayrou

Stade Francais
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Brilliant feet! They're over. That's been coming.

Geoffrey Doumayrou steps past Mark Atkinson, evades Jeremy Thrush and has the quick feet to ease past two more Gloucester men to get the breakthrough for Stade Francais at last, after so much pressure.

It's a fine, individual try. Morne Steyn's conversion is good too.

It's a 12-point game now.

Missed penalty (Steyn)

Gloucester 10-15 Stade Francais

But Morne Steyn's first act is to miss a penalty! From wide on the right, after an infringement from Jonny May, the Stade replacement's kick doesn't have the distance, or the angle.

Gloucester are still in this.

Replacement (Stade Francais)

Gloucester 10-15 Stade Francais

It's been crying out for a drop-goal for Stade Francais for the past 10 minutes.

They've brought on Morne Steyn for Jules Plisson. Perhaps he can be the man for the big occasion for the French side now.

Gloucester 10-15 Stade Francais

A magnificent take in the air from Sergio Parisse has Stade Francais straight back into the ascendancy.

Gloucester 10-15 Stade Francais

Paul Grayson

Former England fly-half on BBC Radio 5 live

Gloucester v Stade Francais
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Gloucester have got to realise it's going to take them five or six minutes to engineer their way up the field here. It's a cup final, it's not about setting yourself up for the rest of the season, it's about winning today.

Gloucester 10-15 Stade Francais

Right on cue, Gloucester win a penalty at a scrum for the first time in a long, long time.

Replacement (Gloucester)

Gloucester 10-15 Stade Francais

Prop Yann Thomas replaces Josh Hohneck for Gloucester. Can this switch help them sort their problems at the scrum out?

Gloucester 10-15 Stade Francais

Ben Morgan rips the ball out of Stade Francais hands to win the ball back for Gloucester.

But they remain under pressure, in their own half.

Gloucester 10-15 Stade Francais

And the Cherry and Whites are penalised at the scrum yet again!

Penalty to the French side, who lead by five points.

Stade opt to kick for deeper territory.

Gloucester 10-15 Stade Francais

Gloucester are going to be tested at a scrum once again - an area in which they've struggled tonight - as Stade Francais will have the put-in, just inside Gloucester's half.

Gloucester 10-15 Stade Francais

Simon Devereux

Ex-Gloucester forward on BBC Radio Gloucestershire

It's not working for Gloucester at the moment. They're not in it and mistakes are costing them.

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Missed Con (Plisson)

Gloucester 10-15 Stade Francais

Fortunately for the Cherry and Whites, Jules Plisson misses his kick from a difficult angle.  

Try: Gloucester 10-15 Stade Francais

Jonathan Danty

Gloucester v Stade Francais
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Interception try! After Gloucester's best moment of the second half by miles, suddenly Stade Francais score down the other end.

it is not far off identical to Jonny May's opener, as Jonathan Darby runs a long, long way to score down the left-hand side. But it was a fine offload from Hugo Bonneval. Darby had too much pace for the chasing Gloucester defence.

No try (Gloucester)

Gloucester 10-10 Stade Francais

Tom Marshall's touch was indeed just slightly beyond the line. No score.

Try review (Gloucester)

Gloucester 10-10 Stade Francais

A great kick from Greig Laidlaw almost gets Gloucester in for a try!

Tom Marshall is racing onto a bouncing ball... Did he touch the ball down in time before it went out of play? It looks like he was just a fraction too late.

Greig Laidlaw
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Gloucester 10-10 Stade Francais

It must be said, almost this entire second half so far has been played in the Gloucester half.

Gloucester 10-10 Stade Francais

Geoffrey Doumayrou makes a real hash of a good Stade Francais chance for a try, as they spread the ball quickly out to the left.

His simple, simple pass to Djibril Camara is way, way too hard. The winger can't gather it.

Opportunity wasted, by the French side.

Gloucester 10-10 Stade Francais

Gloucester have the put-in at a scrum inside their own half, but they've struggled a wee bit at the scrum so far tonight.