the Rochelais again in the final, the inhabitants of the Ile-de-France too undisciplined

Gregory Alldritt still decisive, Stade Rochelais in the final for the second time and Camille Chat unruly… Find out the tops and flops from La Rochelle’s win over Racing (20-13). SHARPEN Gregory Alldritt leads La Rochelle to the final It took the Rochelais time to see victory take shape. Only with a 0:10 deficit until … Read more

Australian star Andrew Symonds dies in road accident

Famed former Australian cricketer Andrew Symonds was killed in a car crash on Saturday, bringing the sport back into mourning following the recent deaths of Australian legends Shane Warne and Rod Marsh. Symonds, 46, had appeared in 26 Tests (five-day consecutive internationals) and 198 other games for Australia national team during his international career between … Read more

a rugby lesson that Toulouse rarely gets

The Reds and Blacks were blown away by the efficiency, speed and aggressiveness of the Leinster players. They couldn’t put their rugby down. The show was there at the Aviva Stadium. But a way. And the contrast of style was total. Toulouse is known for its rugby movement, that “famous handball, game of Toulouse” that … Read more

Yannick Nyanga, Racing 92 sporting director: “Let’s stop this controversy”

Earlier in the week, Stade Rochelais General Manager Pierre Venayre told our South West colleagues: “Congratulations to Racing who won the first fight by organizing our semi-final in Lens to prevent as many La Rochelle fans as possible from making the journey to support their team. I wish them now that they win the second … Read more

Toulouse without Delibes but with Mallia against Leinster in Europe

In Toulouse, spring feels like summer but not yet like a holiday. Four days before an explosive European Cup semi-final against Leinster at Dublin’s Aviva stadium, Stade Toulousain therefore resumed training on Tuesday on the lawn of the Ernest Wallon stadium in a temperature above 30ºC. Still marked by the intensely fought one hundred minutes … Read more

The Rochelais rallied against Racing 92 for the move to Lens

With the arena occupied by a Sexion d’Assault concert, the Ile-de-France club decided to move their European semi-finals to Lens. A decision that makes Rochelle scream. That’s the problem when you play in a concert hall, it’s not always available… Knowing that Arena Paris-La Défense owner Jacky Lorenzetti has never made a secret of the … Read more

Garry Ringrose, Leinster Centre: ‘Toulousers have a sixth sense’

“What do you think of the Toulouse game against Munster (24:24, 4:2 on penalties)?It was really a big challenge for Toulouse. Münster did a great job and made it very difficult for Toulouse. Toulouse showed how dangerous they can be. You’ll be raising the bar again this weekend, so will we. It was really a … Read more

the darlings and claws of our special correspondent

Find out what caught the eye of our special correspondent at the Paris La Défense Arena following the Ile-de-France region’s win over the English Sharks (41-22). in Nanterre, FAVORITES Racing 92 at the rendezvous After a penniless half-time, the residents of Ile-de-France hit the gas pedal to bow Sale’s mighty English on their return from … Read more

“Hopefully this is a scenario that doesn’t happen too often…”

The Toulouse opener analyzes the unbelievable success of the reigning European champions against Munster. And talks about his funny penalty shoot-out mistake By Ahmed Al SarrafIn Dublin Stade Toulousain is defying predictions to stay in the running “We tried more than once this season to be in the group stage (a Rule-breaking defeat on the … Read more

Tops/flops La Rochelle-Montpellier: Vito omnipresent, Pollard spooky

A brilliant man of the match and a reassuring goalscorer, but also a world champion with absent subscribers and a scrum in agony… Find the tops and flops of the quarter-finals of the Franco-French Champions Cup between Stade Rochelais and MHR (31-19). SHARPEN Victor Vito, Benjamin Button of Stade Rochelais An XXL appearance for Victor … Read more