The Ile-de-France club will face Toulouse, La Rochelle and Montpellier in the quarter-finals of the Champions Cup.
With pain, Racing 92 defeated its neighbor and rival Stead Franസois at its arena on Sunday (33-22), validating its ticket to the quarter-finals of the Champions Cup after their victory over Jean-Boeing in the eighth quarter (9-22). A narrow victory over the rebellious Parisians, who had lost three times in this unprecedented triple encounter (two in the European Cup, one in the top 14). The Ciel et Blanc, aiming for their first Continental title after losing three times in the final (2016, 2018, 2020), will receive English from Sail (who expelled their comrades from Bristol) for last place. Four.
After these unprecedented 16 rounds in a round trip format, return to the knockout stages. With four representatives in the European Top 8, French rugby is hitting hard. Although some big teams have had some fears. Thus, Southampton Toulouse qualified for a very small point in the overall score against Ulster (20-26 defeat in the first quarter at home, 30-23 victory in the return), thanks to their effort at any end of the match. Mandatory Antoine DuPont. “This team is not leaving. I will be satisfied with that. I don’t know if it’s pride or arrogance. The pride of not wanting to give up this trophy, the pride of playing in the quarterfinals. Toulouse manager Ugo Mola greeted.
Bordeaux bleeding should be stopped
After a huge air hole at the beginning of the year, partly due to the lack of international players, the current French and European champions are regaining their color and gaining momentum. In the quarter-finals, they will continue their Irish streak, as they will go on to shoulder the loss of Munster at the same stage of the competition as they did last year.
Another team now in form, Montpellier, the leader in the top 14, snatched their qualification at the shortest interval against the Harlequins. MHR, along with the upgraded team, stood firm on the field of English champions. The winners after last week’s 40-26, Philippe Saint-Andre’s men lost on the lawn of the Twickenham Stupe (33-20) but managed to control several English attacks (five attempts, two heralds). English rugby nugget, opener Marcus Smith, converted the win at the end of the leg but he failed.
At the same time, La Rochelle literally made Bordeaux-Begles sick, beating him three times in a row and failing to contain the power of the Maritime. Gerontin’s club, still second in the league, need to be revived and stop bleeding: Christophe Urios’ side have suffered eight defeats in their last nine games.
In the quarter-finals, we will find a new Franco-French encounter as Rochellez and Montpellier fight. Guaranteed to have at least a top 14 club in the last four. “It’s not because we reached the final last year (Defeat against Toulouse, editor’s note) We must trivialize the 16th round of the Champions Cup. We are happy to accept Montpellier and offer a quarter to our supporters., Underscores Gregory Aldrit, No. 8 of Stade Rochales and XV of France. With the support of their ardent supporters at Marcel-Deflandre, Ronan Ogara’s players will have a definite advantage over the Heralds. At the highest level the Caravel Club is valuable in its quest for its first title since its recent outbreak.
Quarterfinals (May 6, 7, 8): Racing-Sail, La Rochelle-Montpellier, Munster-Toulouse, Leicester-Leinster.
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