IT IS OVER ! LA ROCHELLE IS SEMI-FINAL!
In Deflandre, La Rochelle won 31 out of 19 against Montpellier and qualified for the semi-finals of the Champions Cup! Supported by powerful attackers, Stade Rochelais planted three tries and will have undermined the defense of Montpellier again with a great Alldritt!
WEST FUN AT THE FOOT! (LR 31-19 MA)
Another penalty for La Rochelle after a heavy shooting session! Of course the O’Gara players will take the points! West adds three points, 31 to 19!
The Rochelais are released (LR 28-19 MON)
What a rush from Aldritt trying to catch up with everyone and eventually turning in Retière at the last minute! The winger kicks for himself but does not recover!
WEST COMES AHEAD (LR 28-19 MA)
New penalty for La Rochelle crushing the Montpellier defence! West easily adds three points, 28 to 19!
6 POINTS FOR LA ROCHELLE (LR 25-19 MA)
West takes advantage of the penalties to restore the lead over the Rochelais! 25 for 19 after a penalty in front of the posts.
WAAAARDI’S TEST… CANCELLED! (LR 22-19 MA)
La Rochelle continues to fill the gap with a violent series of shelling! Wardi grabs the ball and goes flat with no opposition… the try is void for a La Rochelle attacker!
La Rochelle wants to take a break (LR 22-19 MON)
Penalty for La Rochelle for offside in Haute Garonne! The Maritimes are getting in touch!
THE MONTPELLIER TEST! (LR 22-19 MA)
Another stitch from Montpellier benefiting from a turnover! Paillaugue recovers the ball and hands to Camara who returns his 9 and Paillaugue finds Mercer who ends the action! In the corner, Foursan misses the transformer, 22 to 19!
THE BOTIA TEST AT THE END OF THE LINE! (LR 22-14 MA)
When La Rochelle accelerates, it hurts a lot! It goes in all directions with a brilliant pass between the legs of Vito for Botia! He barely stopped but finds the ball and flattens with one hand at the end of the line! In the corner West misses the goal, 22 against 14!
THE REILHAAAAAC TEST (LR 17-14 MA)
What an effort by Montpellier that brought down the Rochelais from the start! On a high ball, the two maritime players get in the way and Reilhac takes the opportunity to score a try! The test has been validated on video, Foursans enquille, 17 to 14!
IT’S THE PAUSE!
La Rochelle took the lead in this quarterfinal against Montpellier 17 to 7! Stronger and more powerful, the Maritimes hurt from the start of the game! The MHR came back at the end of the first period!
Tisseron saves the blue house (LR 17-7 MON)
Diagonal kick from West for his winger Favre, but Tisseron is on the ball for him!
MONTPELLIER RESPONDS! (LR 17-7 MA)
It’s the MHR’s turn to be dangerous by entering the opposing team’s 22 meters! The maul organizes and collapses in front of the line, Henry Thomas picks up and finishes the job! 17 to 7, Foursans converted
VICTOR VITO’S TRIAL! (LR 17-0 MA)
Ball stolen in contact by the Rochelais alignment and it benefits the Maritimes! Relais de Priso dan Vito that goes flat without opposition! 17-0 to La Rochelle after West’s transformation!
18 ‘Penalty for La Rochelle and it’s over
The Montpellier peloton got up very quickly in the scrum and was sanctioned. West strikes beautifully and gives Les Rochelais a 10-point lead
13′ Try it!
TEST ROCHELAIS SIGN PRISO!!! How well played this breakthrough on the left (again) and it lets La Rochelle pass quite logically. The transformation is over, it’s 7-0
Liebenberg has his cheekbone treated. Already traces of the battle…
8′ First action of the MHR
First Hérault foray in the 30m with a lot of ground work. Montpellier scrum
4 ‘Penalty that allows Montpellier to get away with it
The first La Rochelle possession and the defense of Montpellier have a hard time closing the sides. But it ends in penalty
The kick has been given!
In the general euphoria
Waiting for the epilogue for Toulouse
The atmosphere is crazy in La Rochelle!
Montpellier, the biggest tackler in Europe
Montpellier can count on a holy defense this year. Indeed, the MHR is the formation that has made the most tackles in the Champions Cup this year, and in fact the only team to have over 800 tackles, far ahead of Munster (747).
And La Rochelle’s composition!
Leyds – Favre, Sinzelle, Botia, Rhule – (o) West, (m) Kerr-Barlow – Vito, Alldritt (cap.), W. Liebenberg – Picquette, Lavault – Atonio, Bourgarit, Priso
Substitutes: Bosch, Wardi, Sclavi, Sazy, Haddad, A. Retière, Pi. Boudehent, Popelin
The composition of the MHR!
15. Weaver; 14. Rattez, 13. Reilhac, 12. Pollard, 11. N’gandebe; 10. Foursans, 9. Paillaugue; 7. Camara (cap.), 8. Mercer, 6. Ouedraogo; 5. Chalureau, 4. Verhaeghe; 3. Thomas, 2. Guirado, 1. Forletta.
deputies : 16. Paenga-Amosa, 17. Rodgers, 18. Arroyo, 19. Galletier, 20. Aprasidze, 21. Darmon, 22. Capelli, 23. Dakuwaqa
LA ROCHELLE-MONTPELLIER, KICK-OFF AT 6:30 PM!
Good evening everyone and welcome to RMC Sport to follow the quarterfinals of the Champions Cup live! Finalist of the last edition, La Rochelle welcomes Montpellier in a Franco-French duel that promises to be discouraging. Kick-off at 6:30 PM!