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Connacht v La Rochelle

European Rugby Challenge Cup Pool 2 Round 1

Saturday 18th October 2014 Kick Off 17:00

Connacht return to the familiar territory of the European Challenge Cup after 3 successive seasons in Europe's premier competition. Connacht kick off the quest for a place in the knock out stages against La Rochelle. La Rochelle enter the Challenge Cup having gained promotion to the French Top 14 from Pro D2 through the play offs following an arduous 32 match league season. La Rochelle currently sit 11th of 14 in the French top flight having picked up 15 points from their opening 9 games.

Other Match Stats
La Rochelle have the worst scoring difference in the Top 14 with -81
La Rochelle have yet to pick up a point away from home in the Top 14 and have conceded an average of 40 points per game in their opening 5 away matches

La Rochelle Stats
Website: www.staderochelais.com/
Founded: 1898
Ground: Stade Marcel-Deflandre
Capacity: 12,500
Coaches: Patrice Collazo, Fabrice Ribeyrolles

Pro D2 League Position 2013/14: 3rd P:30 Points 98. (Beat Agen 31-22 in play off final)
Top 14 League Position 2014/15: 11th P:9 Points:15

Previous Fixtures
Stade Francais 43-10 La Rochelle (Round 7)
La Rochelle 29-10 Lyon (Round 8 )
Clermont 30-10 La Rochelle (Round 9)

Next Fixture:
Friday 24th October 2014 La Rochelle v Bayonne Kick Off: 18:30 @ Stade Deflandre (European Rugby Challenge Cup)

European Rugby Challenge Cup (Pool 2)
Connacht
La Rochelle
Bayonne
Exeter

La Rochelle Ins and Outs 2014/15
Players In
Alofa Alofa from Waratahs
Romana Graham from Exeter Chiefs
Jean-Marc Doussain from Toulouse
Jone Qovu from Racing Métro

Previous Meetings
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