La Rochelle lacks clarity (LEI 18-10 LR)
While La Rochelle had the ball well in his hand, West tried to find Atonio inside, but the French Pillar saw nothing and ventured into the striker.
SEXTON GIVES 8 POINTS AHEAD (LEI 18-10 LR)
Another penalty against La Rochelle for positional offside! Jonathan Sexton, the author of no doubt, adds three points! 18 to 10!
SEXTON ENQUILLE AGAIN (LEI 15-10 LR)
New penalty against La Rochelle, which went on the defensive! Sexton investigates three more points, 15 to 10!
WEST ADDES THREE POINTS (LEI 12-10 LR)
Penalty for La Rochelle after a great Skelton match! West immediately puts three points in Rochelais’s pocket! 12 to 10!
HALF! LA ROCHELLE IS FOR IT!
There’s a break at the velodrome! After 40 minutes of this Champions Cup final, Leinster leads La Rochelle 12: 7! La Rochelle, galvanized with a great experiment from Rhule, kept her distance from Leinster … but the Irish could count on Sexton’s shoe!
SEXTON ADDS THREE POINTS (LEI 12-7 LR)
Another penalty for Leinster, which damages La Rochelle’s defense! Already 8th penalty against Maritimes … Sexton adds three points!
Irish High Pressure (LEI 9-7 LR)
Watch out for Leinster, who returns with a well-won five-yard scrum after a push! Dulin is closed!
La Rochelle (LEI 9-7 LR) missed an opportunity
A huge penalty received by an Irish pack during a test run in Rochelaise in close combat! Furlong made Priso bend!
La Rochelle nears test (LEI 9-7 LR)
A huge opportunity was wasted by La Rochelle, who wanted to take advantage of the penalty! We return to a good penalty and ask for a scrum.
La Rochelle is approaching (LEI 9-7 LR)
Penalty for La Rochelle that will not benefit the Maritimes. West finds a touch in the Irish 22 meters, you have to drive home!
La Rochelle is sunk (LEI 9-7 LR)
Penalty against La Rochelle after the illegal removal of Bourdeau! Rhule was close to scoring.
What a fight in shit (LEI 9-7 LR)
It’s not fun between the two teams! Sexton tries a kick for Keenan, but Dulin sure!
SEXTON RESTORES ADVANTAGE (LEI 9-7 LR)
Another punishment for Leinster for the La Rochelle canvas! Sexton apparently shows the sticks to regain the advantage … 9: 7 for Leinster!
Irish return to enemy camp (LEI 6-7 LR)
Penalty against La Rochelle after Skelton’s illegal fight! Sexton finds a touch in the enemy camp.
The Troubled Irish (LEI 6-7 LR)
Since Rhule’s test, the Irish have been interrupted in the game and this worries Leinster’s staff.
La Rochelle is galvanized (LEI 6-7 LR)
The first scrum of the opening match Berjon and the La Rochelle attackers knock everyone down! Penalty!
WHAT A GREAT TEST FROM RHULE! (LEI 6-7LR)
Here is the reaction of La Rochelle! Leyds took advantage of this, played it hard, and shook hands for Rhule! The wingman takes the inside and ends the action with his sticks! In the corner West investigates, 7 to 6!
SEXTON ADDS THREE POINTS (LEI 6-0 LR)
The high intervention at Molony de Skelton and La Rochelle offers the Irish an easy punishment! Sexton adds three more points, 6: 0!
SEXTON GIVES FIRST POINTS (LEI 3-0 LR)
Another penalty for the Irish after an offside from Rochelais! Jonathan Sexton will score points this time … The Irish opener investigates, 3: 0!
Leinster increased pressure (LEI 0-0 LR)
Penalty for Leinster after a foul on de Prisa caught in an offside position! Sexton comes in contact, watch out for Kelleher’s throw!
LEINSTER-LA ROCHELLE SWITCHES OFF! (LEI 0-0 LR)
And here is the final of the Champions Cup between Leinster and La Rochelle! Fifth star for the Irish or first European title for the Maritimes?
Stade Rochelais is not a favorite
This is the fifth time in the history of the European Cup that a French club will face an Irish province in the final. In the four previous cases, the French team lost (Ulster-Colomiers in 1999, Munster-Biarritz in 2006, Munster-Toulouse in 2008 and Leinster-Racing in 2018).
La Rochelle, with Skelton but without Kerr-Barlow
The first lesson is the work of the Australian colossus Will Skelton, in the second line alongside Thomas Lavault. The time announced by his manager Ronan O’Gara, his manager Ronan O’Gara, Wallaby in two European Cups (2017 and 2019) with the Saracens, last Saturday played 14 minutes against Paris and is finally there to challenge the ogre from Leinster. . Like the international back Brice Dulin (36 selections), arrested for several weeks and who resumed collective training.
Another uncertainty concerned the presence of New Zealand’s scrum-half Tawery Kerr-Barlow, who broke her arm in half against Racing 92. And the young Thomas Berjon (24) is therefore the starter behind the scrum La Rochelle. Another big package is New Zealand’s third-line package, Victor Vita (33 selections), who injured his left ankle last Saturday against the Stade Français.
The composition of La Rochelle!
len; Leyds, Sinzelle, Danty, Rhule; (o) West, (m) Berjon or Kerr-Barlow; Haddad, Alldritt (capital), Liebenberg; Skelton, Lavault; Atonio, Bourgarit, Priso.
Replacements: Bosch, Wardi, Sclavi, Sazy, Bourdeau, Retière, Botia and Favre
Leinster with Furlong and Lowe holders
On the Leinstermen side, the two main insecure players, Irish International Right Pillar Tadhg Furlong (29 years; 43 games) and Clover XV winger James Lowe (29 years; 8 games), are actually linked to Leo Cullen.
There are no less than 13 Irish internationals in the starting XV Leinster, including the hinge Gibson-Park / Sexton, the third line Van der Flier-Conan-Doris or the pair of centers Garry Ringrose and Robbie Henshaw. Only the winger Jimmy O’Brien and the second line Ross Molony have never been with Clover XV.
keenan; O’Brien, Ringrose, Henshaw, Lowe; (o) Sexton (cap.), (m) Gibson-Park; Van der Flyer, Conan, Doris; Ryan, Molony; Furlong, Kelleher, Porter.
Substitutes: Sheehan, Healy, Ala’alatoa, McCarthy, Ruddock, McGrath, Byrne, Frawley
LEINSTER-LA ROCHELLE, Excavation At 17:45!
Good evening everyone and welcome to RMC Sport, where you can watch the Champions Cup final between La Rochelle and Leinster live! The finalists in 2021, Rochelais, want to win the first European title against the Irish ogre this time. Kick off at 17:45!