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# la-rochelle - Wednesday 29 September, 2021

Skelton puts 'hand up' for Wallabies selection after reported rule change
# Test Return
# Test Return

Skelton puts 'hand up' for Wallabies selection after reported rule change

Sep 29th 2021, 4:00 PM 8,629 Views 2 Comments

There are reports that Australia want to recall the France-based 29-year-old.

# la-rochelle - Sunday 5 September, 2021

O'Gara's La Rochelle suffer narrow defeat to rivals and defending Top 14 champions Toulouse
# Inches
# Inches

O'Gara's La Rochelle suffer narrow defeat to rivals and defending Top 14 champions Toulouse

Sep 5th 2021, 11:19 PM 11,349 Views 1 Comment

The sides contested two finals in a month last season.

# la-rochelle - Friday 25 June, 2021

Disappointment for O'Gara's La Rochelle as Toulouse win Top 14 final
# Double Champs
# Double Champs

Disappointment for O'Gara's La Rochelle as Toulouse win Top 14 final

Jun 25th 2021, 9:49 PM 44,724 Views 17 Comments

Another final defeat for La Rochelle.

# la-rochelle - Friday 18 June, 2021

Ronan O'Gara leads La Rochelle into maiden French Top 14 final
# ROG
# ROG

Ronan O'Gara leads La Rochelle into maiden French Top 14 final

Jun 18th 2021, 9:54 PM 55,965 Views 12 Comments

A 19-6 victory over Racing 92 tonight.

# la-rochelle - Sunday 23 May, 2021

Ronan O'Gara and La Rochelle still have their best days ahead of them
# Bouncing Back
# Bouncing Back

Ronan O'Gara and La Rochelle still have their best days ahead of them

May 23rd 2021, 7:15 AM 7,250 Views 15 Comments

The Top 14 club is set up to consistently push for trophies in the coming seasons.

# la-rochelle - Saturday 22 May, 2021

Toulouse notch fifth European title as O'Gara's 14-man La Rochelle come up short
# Victors
# Victors

Toulouse notch fifth European title as O'Gara's 14-man La Rochelle come up short

May 22nd 2021, 6:53 PM 16,114 Views 42 Comments

Levani Botia’s first-half red card for a high tackle left La Rochelle with an uphill battle.

How Toulouse rediscovered their groove to climb from the bottom back to the top
# Toulouse
# Toulouse

How Toulouse rediscovered their groove to climb from the bottom back to the top

May 22nd 2021, 8:30 AM 4,171 Views 1 Comment

Toulouse are France’s most successful club but in 2017 they had an ageing squad and no direction, their turnaround a story of clever planning and brilliant recruitment.

Shades of Munster's journey about La Rochelle's quest for first European title
# Decider
# Decider

Shades of Munster's journey about La Rochelle's quest for first European title

May 22nd 2021, 7:15 AM 4,768 Views 6 Comments

Ronan O’Gara and co. will have to see off Toulouse to claim their first European title at Twickenham.

# la-rochelle - Friday 21 May, 2021

Botia fit for La Rochelle as Dupont captains Toulouse in Champions Cup final
# Team News
# Team News

Botia fit for La Rochelle as Dupont captains Toulouse in Champions Cup final

May 21st 2021, 12:23 PM 5,138 Views 2 Comments

Ronan O’Gara’s side have brought Kevin Gourdon and Dany Priso back into the starting XV.

# la-rochelle - Thursday 20 May, 2021

Can Ireland's provinces still compete at the top end of the Champions Cup?
# French Renaissance
# French Renaissance

Can Ireland's provinces still compete at the top end of the Champions Cup?

May 20th 2021, 7:08 PM 17,243 Views 35 Comments

After a six-year gap, French clubs have finally figured out what it takes to win in Europe – but one good signing would enable Leinster to come back at them next year.

Man mountain Skelton loving life in La Rochelle working with O'Gara
# Lock
# Lock

Man mountain Skelton loving life in La Rochelle working with O'Gara

May 20th 2021, 1:00 AM 12,034 Views 1 Comment

The 6ft 8ins Wallaby has been in sensational form this season.

# la-rochelle - Wednesday 19 May, 2021

'I'm in it to win. I'm not in it to partake' - ROG and La Rochelle target European crown
# Les Maritimes
# Les Maritimes

'I'm in it to win. I'm not in it to partake' - ROG and La Rochelle target European crown

May 19th 2021, 6:00 AM 5,146 Views 3 Comments

The Cork man’s coaching philosophy continues to impress.

# la-rochelle - Tuesday 18 May, 2021

'I’m very proud, very excited. The club is trying to write a new history'
# First Time
# First Time

'I’m very proud, very excited. The club is trying to write a new history'

Updated May 18th 2021, 5:35 PM 29,219 Views 11 Comments

Ronan O’Gara hopes to see La Rochelle claim their first European title this weekend.

# la-rochelle - Monday 3 May, 2021

'Yeah, we’ve got different nationalities but, you know, so what? The players care'
# Old School
# Old School

'Yeah, we’ve got different nationalities but, you know, so what? The players care'

May 3rd 2021, 6:59 AM 27,271 Views 28 Comments

La Rochelle’s victory over Leinster yesterday was based on old-fashioned resistance – something the club and town is famous for.

# la-rochelle - Sunday 2 May, 2021

Are we at the start of an era of French dominance in the Champions Cup?
# French Revolution
# French Revolution

Are we at the start of an era of French dominance in the Champions Cup?

May 2nd 2021, 9:13 PM 29,509 Views 45 Comments

La Rochelle today became the 10th French side to reach the final of club rugby’s biggest competition.

Cullen: 'It’s disappointing when we don’t give a full account of ourselves'
# Gutted
# Gutted

Cullen: 'It’s disappointing when we don’t give a full account of ourselves'

May 2nd 2021, 6:46 PM 14,379 Views 50 Comments

Leinster lost today’s Champions Cup semi-final to La Rochelle.

O'Gara returns to haunt Leinster's European dream yet again
# Heartbreak
# Heartbreak

O'Gara returns to haunt Leinster's European dream yet again

May 2nd 2021, 5:15 PM 68,430 Views 181 Comments

Leo Cullen’s side lost 32-23 to Ronan O’Gara’s La Rochelle in today’s Champions Cup semi-final.

As it happened: La Rochelle v Leinster, European Champions Cup semi-final
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As it happened: La Rochelle v Leinster, European Champions Cup semi-final

'Ross Byrne reminds me of Ollie Campbell - he'll step into Sexton's shoes'
# Unlikely Lad
# Unlikely Lad

'Ross Byrne reminds me of Ollie Campbell - he'll step into Sexton's shoes'

May 2nd 2021, 10:00 AM 19,990 Views 32 Comments

Pundits have been unconvinced by his performances but Ross Byrne has quietly risen to become Leinster’s most unheralded star.

Leinster must make big-game experience count against ROG's La Rochelle
# Jouez
# Jouez

Leinster must make big-game experience count against ROG's La Rochelle

May 2nd 2021, 8:00 AM 17,987 Views 22 Comments

The Top 14 side have plenty of threats but Leinster will expect to handle the pressure better.

# la-rochelle - Saturday 1 May, 2021

Toulouse await either Leinster or La Rochelle in the Champions Cup final
# Finalists
# Finalists

Toulouse await either Leinster or La Rochelle in the Champions Cup final

May 1st 2021, 4:48 PM 36,688 Views 30 Comments

The French side will be out to earn their fifth European crown in the decider at Twickenham.

'Ronan is an ultimate competitor. He has asked the question ‘Why not us?''
# ROG
# ROG

'Ronan is an ultimate competitor. He has asked the question ‘Why not us?''

May 1st 2021, 10:00 AM 30,711 Views 12 Comments

Former All Black Victor Vito has hailed O’Gara’s influence on La Rochelle.

# la-rochelle - Friday 30 April, 2021

Johnny Sexton 'not a million miles away' from making return for Leinster
# Head Injury
# Head Injury

Johnny Sexton 'not a million miles away' from making return for Leinster

Apr 30th 2021, 2:04 PM 4,918 Views 1 Comment

The 35-year-old Ireland captain is back training but hasn’t done contact.

McGrath captains Leinster as Ross Byrne starts at out-half against La Rochelle
# Team News
# Team News

McGrath captains Leinster as Ross Byrne starts at out-half against La Rochelle

Apr 30th 2021, 12:08 PM 15,224 Views 49 Comments

Meanwhile, La Rochelle’s leading halfbacks are fit to start.

# la-rochelle - Thursday 29 April, 2021

'He's ready, I have massive faith in Ross Byrne's ability to deal with pressure'
# The42 Rugby Weekly
# The42 Rugby Weekly

'He's ready, I have massive faith in Ross Byrne's ability to deal with pressure'

Apr 29th 2021, 3:30 PM 6,429 Views 5 Comments

The 26-year-old gets another big chance with Johnny Sexton missing.

'Leo always had a capacity to stay calm and make good logical assessments'
# Fond Memories
# Fond Memories

'Leo always had a capacity to stay calm and make good logical assessments'

Apr 29th 2021, 8:40 AM 21,601 Views 14 Comments

Jono Gibbes was Cullen’s forwards coach in Leinster for six happy years.

# la-rochelle - Wednesday 28 April, 2021

Leinster lose 'enormous experience' as La Rochelle halfbacks return to training
# Playmakers
# Playmakers

Leinster lose 'enormous experience' as La Rochelle halfbacks return to training

Apr 28th 2021, 5:00 PM 42,147 Views 29 Comments

Jono Gibbes believes Leinster have the depth to deal with Sexton’s absence.

# la-rochelle - Tuesday 27 April, 2021

Leinster will have utmost faith in Byrne's ability to step up in La Rochelle
# Calm Head
# Calm Head

Leinster will have utmost faith in Byrne's ability to step up in La Rochelle

Apr 27th 2021, 5:28 PM 7,681 Views 11 Comments

The 26-year-old was superb last time out against Exeter.

Captain Johnny Sexton ruled out of Leinster's clash with La Rochelle
# Sidelined
# Sidelined

Captain Johnny Sexton ruled out of Leinster's clash with La Rochelle

Apr 27th 2021, 2:27 PM 12,460 Views 19 Comments

The 35-year-old continues to be sidelined due to a head injury.

# la-rochelle - Thursday 22 April, 2021

O'Gara signs new three-year deal to stay with La Rochelle until 2024
# ROG
# ROG

O'Gara signs new three-year deal to stay with La Rochelle until 2024

Apr 22nd 2021, 8:49 AM 16,045 Views 44 Comments

The former Munster and Ireland out-half will lead the Top 14 club form next season onwards.

# la-rochelle - Tuesday 20 April, 2021

Carley appointed to referee Leinster's semi-final clash with La Rochelle
# Match Officials
# Match Officials

Carley appointed to referee Leinster's semi-final clash with La Rochelle

Apr 20th 2021, 1:18 PM 9,174 Views 12 Comments

Andrew Brace leads an all-IRFU team for one of the Challenge Cup semi-finals.

# la-rochelle - Saturday 17 April, 2021

Debut for Sweetnam as La Rochelle beat Lyon but miss out on chance to go top
# Bittersweetnam
# Bittersweetnam

Debut for Sweetnam as La Rochelle beat Lyon but miss out on chance to go top

Apr 17th 2021, 10:19 PM 20,162 Views 8 Comments

Ronan O’Gara’s side won 38-23 but didn’t collect the bonus point needed to go above Toulouse.

# la-rochelle - Monday 12 April, 2021

'Ronan and Jono, two men we know very well, have been building a great side'
# Familiar Faces
# Familiar Faces

'Ronan and Jono, two men we know very well, have been building a great side'

Apr 12th 2021, 11:57 AM 37,999 Views 17 Comments

Leo Cullen and Leinster will have to beat French opposition to win the Champions Cup.

# la-rochelle - Saturday 10 April, 2021

Ronan O'Gara heads to yet another European semi-final as La Rochelle win
# La ROGhelle
# La ROGhelle

Ronan O'Gara heads to yet another European semi-final as La Rochelle win

Apr 10th 2021, 4:57 PM 19,108 Views 5 Comments

La Rochelle reach their first Champions Cup semi-final with a 45-21 win over Sale.

# la-rochelle - Friday 2 April, 2021

Ronan O'Gara's La Rochelle reach quarter-finals of Champions Cup
# ROG
# ROG

Ronan O'Gara's La Rochelle reach quarter-finals of Champions Cup

Apr 2nd 2021, 10:45 PM 21,065 Views 60 Comments

La Rochelle saw off Gloucester 27-16 at Kingsholm.

# la-rochelle - Monday 29 March, 2021

Munster wing Sweetnam joins O'Gara at La Rochelle
# Short-term Deal
# Short-term Deal

Munster wing Sweetnam joins O'Gara at La Rochelle

Mar 29th 2021, 11:47 AM 15,582 Views 29 Comments

The 27-year-old has signed with the Top 14 club until the end of the season.

# la-rochelle - Saturday 20 February, 2021

How Ronan O'Gara has helped turn La Rochelle into Top 14 contenders
# ROG
# ROG

How Ronan O'Gara has helped turn La Rochelle into Top 14 contenders

Feb 20th 2021, 8:00 AM 46,971 Views 42 Comments

The 43-year-old Cork man has had an impact on the French club’s defence and attack.

# la-rochelle - Friday 15 January, 2021

Eight new Covid-19 cases and lockdown extension for O'Gara's La Rochelle
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

Eight new Covid-19 cases and lockdown extension for O'Gara's La Rochelle

Jan 15th 2021, 12:17 PM 5,449 Views 0 Comments

The club’s training centre was first closed after registering 15 new cases of coronavirus on Tuesday.

# la-rochelle - Sunday 27 December, 2020

O'Gara's La Rochelle maintain Top 14 lead with Montpellier win
# On Top
# On Top

O'Gara's La Rochelle maintain Top 14 lead with Montpellier win

Dec 27th 2020, 6:05 PM 18,923 Views 16 Comments

They were 22-9 winners in spite of playing an hour with 14 men.

# la-rochelle - Saturday 31 October, 2020

'I was closed in Munster. I was happy with my lot, but my eyes got opened in Crusaders'
# Connecting
# Connecting

'I was closed in Munster. I was happy with my lot, but my eyes got opened in Crusaders'

Oct 31st 2020, 7:20 AM 25,440 Views 1 Comment

La Rochelle head coach Ronan O’Gara says connecting with players is as important as anything else.

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