# la rochelle

Last week
19th March 2023 - 25th March 2023
# la rochelle
Ronan O'Gara rules out role with New Zealand coach Robertson as focus on club game
The former Ireland out-half is focused on coaching La Rochelle.
January 2023
# Champions Cup
La Rochelle complete clean sweep to qualify, Harlequins hold off Sharks to advance
Hooker George McGuigan scored two tries as Gloucester also made the last 16.
# Family
'This is a career where you can end up in a one-bed apartment on your tod'
Ronan O’Gara and his family feel at home with La Rochelle in France.
# IQ
O'Gara hopes to give Waterford-born wing Anagu his Top 14 shot soon
Ike Anagu joined La Rochelle’s academy in 2021 and is now with the Ireland U20s.
# Tough Times
Ulster show signs of life in La Rochelle dogfight as knock-out clash with Sale looms
Nick Timoney believes the province are ‘on the verge of getting back into our groove.’
'Ronan is really a competitor. He changed the mindset of the team'
The Irishman’s influence was hailed after La Rochelle beat Ulster at the death.
# suftum
'They won that game, I don't think we lost that game. I was 100% proud'
Ulster boss Dan McFarland believes his side should have had a penalty try against La Rochelle.
# last gasp
Heartbreak for Ulster as O'Gara's La Rochelle win with the clock in the red
Dan McFarland’s side nearly, nearly pulled off a big win against the reigning champions.
# les maritimes
ROG, Ryan, and Dillane look to pile more pain onto Ulster
The Irishmen have made a home in the lovely seaside town of La Rochelle.
ROG's La Rochelle end Toulouse hoodoo ahead of the visit of Ulster
This win ends an eight-game losing streak for La Rochelle against Toulouse.
Last year
# Game of two halves
Determined Ulster fightback against La Rochelle falls just short
Province produce stirring second-half display after a dismal first 40 minutes.
# the show must go on
Ulster taking 'every possible step' to get La Rochelle match played at Kingspan Stadium
Frost covers are in place while heaters are being brought in.
# statement
'They're truly the favourites. The defeat to La Rochelle was positive for them'
Leinster showed the full array of their qualities in Le Havre yesterday.
# decision made
Ronan O'Gara 'had contact from RFU' but rules himself out of running for England job
The Munster legend is staying put with La Rochelle.
O'Gara set to extend La Rochelle contract until 2027 amid England link - reports
French media are reporting that the Munster and Ireland legend will stay on.
# The Boss
'It would be bad news' - La Rochelle hope to keep ROG despite England link
Jules Favre hailed the influence of O’Gara and Donnacha Ryan at the Top 14 club.
# Suspension
Ronan O'Gara hit with 10-week ban and fine from French rugby chiefs
If the latest suspension stands, O’Gara will be out until 30 January.
# Big man
Wallabies lock Skelton benefits from ROG influence in France
La Rochelle had a visit from Ireland forwards coach Paul O’Connell during the summer.
# Irish Abroad
La Rochelle officially confirm the signing of Ireland international Ultan Dillane
The 28-year-old has signed a two-year deal with Ronan O’Gara’s side.
# Dupont delivers
Toulouse beat European champions La Rochelle to reach French final four
Fifteen days after beating Leinster in this season’s European final, La Rochelle were unable to cope with Antoine Dupont.
# Momentum
O'Gara's European champions kick on to secure Top 14 play-off spot
La Rochelle came from behind to beat Lyon twice, with a trip to Toulouse next up before Castres await the winners in the semi-final.
# Take a Bow
Leinster's Josh van der Flier wins European rugby player of the year award
The Ireland back-row forward follows in the footsteps of Sean O’Brien (2011) and Rob Kearney (2012).
# Ready to Rhule
'We'll play like dogs. It's a final, you don't need to play nice rugby, just win'
Springbok discard Raymond Rhule has been re-energised under Ronan O’Gara’s watch at La Rochelle.
# The Warm Up
La Rochelle warm up for Leinster showdown with 19-point win to boost Top 14 play-off hopes
The French outfit also welcomed Will Skelton back to the squad after the second row recovered from a calf injury.
# misfortune
Hammer blow for La Rochelle as Kerr-Barlow ruled out of Champions Cup final with Leinster
‘The hand is broken, it’ll take six weeks to fix,’ the former All Black, capped 28 times, told AFP.
# Decider
Leinster will face Ronan O'Gara's La Rochelle in the Champions Cup final
La Rochelle beat Racing 20-13 in a nervy semi-final in Lens.
# Irish Abroad
Irish influence strong as La Rochelle and Racing bid for place against Leinster
Ronan O’Gara, Mike Prendergast, and Donnacha Ryan are all coaching in France.
# On The Road
'It's a shame for a semi-final, it's unacceptable' - Ronan O'Gara
La Rochelle are frustrated at Racing moving the clash to Lens in the north of France.
# Trés Bien
Thomas and Russell conjure Racing magic to set up La Rochelle semi-final
The Parisians are desperate to end their quest for the Champions Cup title.
Ronan O'Gara's La Rochelle make it back to the Champions Cup semis
Last year’s beaten finalists had 12 points to spare on Montpellier this evening.
# Home Advantage
Ronan O'Gara's La Rochelle roll on to quarter-final clash with Montpellier
Another win over Bordeaux saw La Rochelle through from the Round of 16.
# statement
ROG's La Rochelle underline European credentials with away win in Bordeaux
The Irish head coach was serving a touchline ban as his men took control of their Round of 16 tie.
All time
O'Gara's La Rochelle jump up to fourth in the Top 14 heading into 2022
Forwards coach Donnacha Ryan will have been happy with their 25-3 win over Lyon last night.
# Test Return
Skelton puts 'hand up' for Wallabies selection after reported rule change
There are reports that Australia want to recall the France-based 29-year-old.
# inches
O'Gara's La Rochelle suffer narrow defeat to rivals and defending Top 14 champions Toulouse
The sides contested two finals in a month last season.
# Double Champs
Disappointment for O'Gara's La Rochelle as Toulouse win Top 14 final
Another final defeat for La Rochelle.
Ronan O'Gara leads La Rochelle into maiden French Top 14 final
A 19-6 victory over Racing 92 tonight.
# Bouncing Back
Ronan O'Gara and La Rochelle still have their best days ahead of them
The Top 14 club is set up to consistently push for trophies in the coming seasons.
# victors
Toulouse notch fifth European title as O'Gara's 14-man La Rochelle come up short
Levani Botia’s first-half red card for a high tackle left La Rochelle with an uphill battle.
# Toulouse
How Toulouse rediscovered their groove to climb from the bottom back to the top
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.