A few days before Christmas, Stade Rochelle players can already buy a present in Ireland this Saturday. A win against Ulster would see the Maritimes qualify for their eighth final.
The match was originally supposed to be played in Belfast, Northern Ireland, but the ground was impassable due to snow. The The organizers of the European Cup decided to move this meeting to Dublin at the RDS Stadium. One commonly used by Leinster.
The “Ulster men”, beaten 39-00 at Sale on the outskirts of Manchester last Sunday, cannot afford to drop points if they are to qualify for the eighth final.
holders : Reda Vardy, Pierre Borgeret, Uni Atonio, Romain Sassi, Will Skelton, Remy Bordeaux, Yoan Tanga, Greg Aldritt (cap), Tavera Kerr-Barlow, Anthony Hastoy, Pierre Boudehunt, Brisentine, Uthan.
substitutes : Quentin LESPIAUCQ, Thierry PAIVA, Joel SCLAVI, Ultan Dillane, Paul BOUDEHENT, Thomas BERJON, Levani BOTIA, Raymond RHULE.
Reigning champions Stade Rochelle will be looking to put in a good performance before the Top 14 resume and host Union Bordeaux Begles on Friday, December 23. Meanwhile, Ulster / Stade Rochelais can be seen live from Dublin this Saturday on France Bleu La Rochelle and Francebleu.fr from 6:20pm.
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