Paddy Jackson has registered a try on his Top 14 debut as Perpignan look to mount a comeback at home against Stade Francais.
The southern French club are one of the favourites to be relegated from the Top 14 and with one of the smallest budgets in the league, they look like they could be set for a tough campaign.
Perpignan were 3-29 down at the beginning of the second half but they were offered a lifeline when Sergio Parisse received a straight red card at the end of the first half.
Stade then had a man sent to the bin at the beginning of the second half and with the two-man advantage, Perpignan were able to go over for two tries, the first from former Ulster and Ireland out-half, Paddy Jackson.
Paddy Jackson scores his first try in the Top 14 – Parisse has been sent off and Stade currently have a man in the bin. pic.twitter.com/eizVWovQ3y
— Seán McMahon (@Sean_McMahon89) August 25, 2018
However, any hopes of a comeback have been quickly dashed as Stade have responded with two more tries themselves despite operating with 14 men.
With 15 minutes to go, Perpignan trail 15-43.