Leinster will face Ronan O’Gara’s La Rochelle in the Champions Cup final

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La Rochelle secured their place in the Heineken Champions Cup Final for the second consecutive season after earning a 20-13 victory against Racing 92.

Leinster will be on the prowl in a fortnight’s time at Marseille’s Stade Velodrome after they staged a second-half comeback to get the best of their fellow Frenchman.

Nolann Le Garrec opened the scoring for Racing with an early penalty, and they scored the first try of the match in the 26th minute when Virimi Vakatawa found a gap in the defense to score. Le Garrec added the extras.

La Rochelle pushed their way back into the game and Ihaia West’s penalty and Gregory Alldritt’s try made the score 10-8 at half-time.

A Le Garrec penalty added a further three points for Racing 10 minutes into the second half, but La Rochelle took the lead in the 53rd minute after being awarded a penalty try, with Racing’s Cedate Gomes Sa sent to the sin bin.

West cemented a place in the final with a try in the 80th minute.





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