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Racing 13 – 20 La Rochelle


Ronan O’Gara’s La Rochelle will face Leinster in the 2022 Heineken Champions Cup final in Marseille on Saturday, May 28, after a hard-fought victory over French rivals Racing 92 in Lens; Skipper Gregroy Alldritt and Ihaia West scored tries, in addition to a penalty try

Last Updated: 15/05/22 6:31pm

Gregory Alldritt's La Rochelle are through to a second successive European Cup final, after beating Racing 92

Gregory Alldritt’s La Rochelle are through to a second successive European Cup final, after beating Racing 92

La Rochelle secured their spot in the Heineken Champions Cup final for a second successive season after claiming a 20-13 victory against Racing 92.

Leinster lie in wait in a fortnight’s time at the Stade Velodrome in Marseille after they staged a second-half comeback to get the better of their fellow French side.

Nolann Le Garrec opened the scoring for Racing with an early penalty and they scored the first try of the game in the 26th minute when Virimi Vakatawa found a gap in the defence to touch down, with Le Garrec adding the extras.

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

A Le Garrec penalty added another 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 spot in the final with a try in the 80th minute.