La Rochelle boss Ronan O’Gara has been handed a touchline ban for ill-discipline and will be in the stands for this weekend’s Champions Cup final rerun with Leinster.
La Rochelle have made swift work locking down a versatile Springbok speedster in the Top 14 club’s backline corps for the foreseeable future.
The DHL Stormers will face defending champions La Rochelle and Premiership finalists Sale Sharks after being drawn in a tough pool for the 2023-24 Champions Cup.
Romain Ntamack scored a superb late try as Toulouse beat La Rochelle in the French Top 14 final on Saturday to claim a record-extending 22nd domestic crown.
Johnny Sexton reportedly insulted South African referee Jaco Peyper and his match officials after Leinster were beaten by La Rochelle in the Champions Cup final.
For the second year in a row, La Rochelle were welcomed home by thousands of fans to celebrate their Champions Cup triumph into the early hours of the morning.
An alleged off-the-field Champions Cup final clash involving players and coaches from La Rochelle and Leinster has triggered an immediate investigation by EPCR officials.
Director of rugby Ronan O’Gara hailed La Rochelle in a post-match interview after the French club’s stunning fightback to beat Leinster and retain the Champions Cup on Saturday.
South African wing Dillyn Leyds is gearing up for what promises to be another thrilling duel between La Rochelle and Leinster in the Champions Cup final on Saturday.
Holders La Rochelle will play four-time winners Leinster in the Champions Cup final after dispatching Exeter Chiefs in the semi-final in Bordeaux on Sunday.