Watch: La Rochelle fans give team incredible Champions Cup send-off


The membership’s followers went all out, outdoors the airport

How about this from the La Rochelle followers, giving their crew an unbelievable send-off as they head for London and a Champions Cup closing showdown with Gallic rivals Toulouse.

La Rochelle face Toulouse at Twickenham on Saturday 22 Might at 4.45pm – with the latter searching for a document fifth European Cup win.

Can the help behind La Rochelle give them the assumption they’ll win? The above is a sight many rugby golf equipment shall be jealous of and one which speaks to a way of civic pleasure and what it means to establish together with your rugby membership.

One participant highlighted as very important to La Rochelle’s possibilities on Saturday is massive Aussie lock Will Skelton – and whereas a lot focus has been on the aspect’s enjoying type and the standard of teaching on the membership, Skelton has revealed one thing else about about La Rochelle coach Ronan O’Gara.

“Me and the boys, we’ve acquired the outdated Rugby 08 up on the PS2 within the crew room and we frequently play off Eire and put Rog on the pitch, together with his 95 or 99 ranking or one thing.

“Yeah, I’ve recognized of Rog, he’s a legend of the sport. I didn’t understand how he’d go as a coach although, as a result of it doesn’t at all times switch being an important participant to an important coach, however for me, he’s been superior. He’s been somebody who has helped on the aspect of enjoying to your strengths.

“Having a coach like that, he’s by no means been down on me or by no means comes down arduous on the boys. It’s the little stuff, I bear in mind one in all our first video games in opposition to Toulouse and he ripped into me and Lopeti Timani and it was a wake-up name that I’d most likely been saying in my head.

“I feel him and (director of rugby) Jono Gibbes have been nice with the route in how we wish to play, they haven’t pigeon-holed us into a particular type however allow us to play to our strengths.

“Ronan and Jono facilitate that at coaching and it’s exhibiting on the sphere.”

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