The quarterfinals of the Champions Cup began to be played and La Rochelle firmly beat Sale and for the first time he will play the semifinals of the contest. In the other game of the day they faced Exeter, reigning champion, before Leinster. It was Irish win 34-22 as a visitor to get into the semifinals of the tournament.
On Sunday from 8.20 a.m. live on ESPN Extra and Play there will be a duel between the French … and the Argentines: Bordeaux to host Racing 92 and four Creoles will say present. In the local returns Santiago Cordero after a shoulder injury that originated in early January. Guido Petti will accompany him on the third line. In front there will be another duo, Rosario and both former Duendes: Juan Imhoff and Emiliano Boffelli they will be as wing and fullback respectively.
Later, at 10.50 and on ESPN Play, there will be another crossover of French teams and the Toulouse, one of the candidates in the most important tournament on the Old Continent, will visit the Clermont at the Stade Marcel Michellin.
LA ROCHELLE 45-21 SALE (Saturday)
La Rochelle asks for a pencil and a paper because it has already started to make history and for the first time it was introduced among the four best in Europe. With tactical rigor, discipline and a fierce defense, he dominated the game. At 10 minutes from the end of the meeting, Facundo Bosch joined the maritime. The victories of the winning team came through Gregory Alldritt, Dillyn Leyds, Raymond Rhule (2) and Geoffrey Doumayrou (2). Ihaia West added 3 conversions and 3 penalties. For the English came Sam James and Byron McGuigan. AJ MacGinty was present on the scoreboard with 1 conversion and 3 penalties.
EXETER 22-34 LEINSTER (Saturday)
Leinster left out the current monarch of the continent with a great collective performance that prevented the Chiefs from breaking the defense in the final minutes. The Irish stood firm with every thrust they received and crouched down to define the game on whatever ball they could recover. The team that has Felipe Contepomi as backs coach started badly, as the English with a lit Tom O´Flaherty scored two tries in the first 7´. The uprising began and the conquests of the Blues came through James Lowe and Jordan Larmour, who also billed twice. Jonathan Sexton’s feet (he was injured in the first half) contributed a conversion and then was replaced by Ross Byrne who hit another conversion and five penalties. For the Chiefs the third try was scored by Ewers and Joe Simmonds was present in two conversions and a penalty.