Ronan O’Gara’s La Rochelle will face Leinster within the 2022 Heineken Champions Cup ultimate in Marseille on Saturday, Could 28, after a hard-fought victory over French rivals Racing 92 in Lens; Skipper Gregroy Alldritt and Ihaia West scored tries, along with a penalty attempt
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La Rochelle secured their spot within the Heineken Champions Cup ultimate for a second successive season after claiming a 20-13 victory in opposition to Racing 92.
Leinster lie in wait in a fortnight’s time on the Stade Velodrome in Marseille after they staged a second-half comeback to get the higher of their fellow French facet.
Nolann Le Garrec opened the scoring for Racing with an early penalty they usually scored the primary attempt of the sport within the twenty sixth minute when Virimi Vakatawa discovered a niche within the defence to the touch down, with Le Garrec including the extras.
La Rochelle labored their manner again into the sport and Ihaia West’s penalty and Gregory Alldritt’s attempt made the rating 10-8 on the break.
A Le Garrec penalty added one other three factors for Racing 10 minutes into the second half, however La Rochelle took the lead within the 53rd minute after being awarded a penalty attempt, with Racing’s Cedate Gomes Sa despatched to the sin bin.
West cemented a spot within the ultimate with a attempt within the eightieth minute.