Match report | Leinster 40 - 13 La Rochelle

Match report | Leinster 40 - 13 La Rochelle

Can Leinster go all the way to win the Champions Cup? After their slaughter of La Rochelle one would think so.

When the half time whistle went, Leinster were cruising to a 23-13 lead thanks to tries from Gibson-Park and Lowe. Byrne kicked 3 penalties and 2 conversions. 

La Rochelle failed to add any points in the 2nd half. Penverne scored the only try for them on half time with Hastoy adding the conversion and 2 penalties.

In the 2nd half Leinster kept the pressure on La Rochelle with accurate 1st phase play and great defence. 2nd half points for Leinster came from tries from Baird, Sheehan and Lowe. Byrne added 1 conversion

Interestingly La Rochelle beat 23 defenders to Leinsters 13.

Leinster made 168 passes to La Rochelle's 136.

Rucks won was only seperated by 1. Leinster won 83 and La Rochelle 84.

Leinster made 145 tackles and missed 23.

La Rochelle made 123 tackles and missed 13.

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