Toulouse to the Irish Reveler, the clash La Rochelle-Montpellier, Racing 92 against the sharks … What you need to know about the quarter finals

Toulouse to the Irish Reveler, the clash La Rochelle-Montpellier, Racing 92 against the sharks ... What you need to know about the quarter finals

Will French clubs still handle the pass of three? Last season, La Rochelle, Stade Toulouse and Union Bordeaux-Begles were invited to the last four of the Champions Cup. This season, the first two cities are back. Along with Racing 92 and Montpellier, they hope to enjoy a taste of the semi-finals. If you have to wait for the weekend games to know the lucky ones, one thing is for sure, only three of them can reach the semi-finals.

Toulouse wants to create this achievement in Munster

A five-time European champion and current champion, he went on to water the atmosphere of the Hautes-Pyrénees for a training course at altitude, before this shock above. After crushing Ulster in the 16th round, Stade Toulouse will try to overthrow the Irish of Munster on Saturday (4:00 pm, France 2). Moving the match to the Aviva Stadium in Dublin should not undermine the confidence gained in recent months if it does not allow the current runner-up in the championship to take advantage of the criteria associated with a home match. They have beaten the Irish only once, from May 2021 to early April 2022, against Leinster.

Stade Toulouse, almost finished, takes on colors. With just two wins left in five games, Rouge et Noir has managed to secure his first win against Ulster in the 16th second round of the European Cup, and then move on to the final against La Rochelle. In the top 14. Toulouse must be good enough to escape the Irish trap.

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La Rochelle or Montpellier in the last four?

Inevitably there will be a disappointment. Marcel-Deflandre will host a fraternal battle on Saturday (6:30 pm) between last season’s unfortunate finalist Stade Rochelleis and 2021 European Challenge winner Montpellier. MHR, the top 14 leader, continues with two consecutive defeats and prizes. In a cave in La Rochelle with a large number of reorganized workers (executives left to rest Wounded with Bautier, Garbici, Bekogni, or Willemsey). “We’re going to La Rochelle without pressure. We’m out.”Herald manager Philip St.-Andre said at a pre-match press conference.

On the part of Maritimes, the stated aspirations are quite different. Ronan Ogara’s men, who qualified for the third quarter of four European campaigns, still have a sore throat in the final against Stade Toulouse: “Last year, we had the final hurdle. Competitive players, we see them in May. It starts now and our goal is to continue.”La Rochelle Bose announced.

Racing 92 must show their best face against Sail

For a few months now, he has been playing catch-up between the good and the bad. He’s very good at guessing which face Racing 92 presents before stepping on the lawn, especially when he’s having fun unrolling his game for a while before losing rugby and blurring the tracks a bit. . On Sunday (4pm), Isle-de-France residents receive sales at their arena.

The seventh in the Premiership is a match within their reach against the Sharks, but they need to react in a fight against a very solid pack. However, the racing man continues to move forward with confidence, with a series of five consecutive wins. After all, they have not lost in their case since November 2021.

In the Challenge Cup, Leon will take on Glasgow at 9pm on Saturday, while Toulon will face London Ireland at 1:30 pm on Sunday (following France 4).

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