Stade Français comes to Sandymount Hotel!

Pg 39_Stade at Sandymount

Muscular Gallic rugby hunks in bright pink shorts were de riguer as Stade Français based themselves in Sandymount for their Amlin Rugby Final clash with Leinster in the RDS Arena.

Sadly, for the visitors, it was “Bon Voyage” as they suffered defeat to an in-form Leinster Team who had a point to prove, having missed out on this year’s Heineken Cup playoffs.

The pride of Paris and their supporters brought a splash of colour to Sandymount Hotel, and passed off their defeat in good spirits as they partied well into Friday night staying for Saturday’s all French Heineken Cup Final clash of Clermont Auvergne and Toulon.

They posed for farewell photos at the infamous “Sandymount Lineout” rugby sculpture before their return to France. “Au Revoir, À Bientôt”!

By Aideen Donnelly