Beaten twice during its last two outings in its Paris-La-Défense-Arena hall, Racing 92 has the opportunity this Sunday (2.15 p.m.), in case of success against La Rochelle, runner-up to Toulouse, to get closer to the two first places directly qualifying for the final phase of Top 14.
A very high level shock
The poster is worthy of a big show at Paris La Défense Arena. On the synthetic turf, the races and the passes are likely to fuse between Racing and La Rochelle, two teams capable of producing the game. “It’s of a very high level, underlines Laurent Travers, manager of the Ile-de-France club. We are well aware of the qualities of La Rochelle. It’s a team that is very good at conquering, and also has a very aggressive defense. “
A fortress too fragile
Racing remains on two setbacks in its room, in front of Toulon (29-23) then Bordeaux-Bègles (33-32). The Ile-de-France club thus let Toulouse and La Rochelle escape, the leading duo. His success snatched from Montpellier (24-22) last week did not completely erase these failures. “The defeats were not necessarily digested, we could have been higher in the standings, with eight more points, regrets the second row Boris Palu. It’s never good to lose at home. We want to redeem ourselves and catch up. And now is the right time against an opponent at the top. “
A hasty reprogramming
Canal +, the broadcaster then in the midst of negotiations on Ligue 1 TV rights, announced Wednesday evening that it would broadcast the Ligue 1 OM – PSG clasico this Sunday at 9 p.m. The National Rugby League therefore had to postpone the match scheduled for that time and set it at 2:15 p.m. “There is nothing to worry about for us,” explained Patrick Serrière, General Manager of Racing 92. We were warned early enough. “The encrypted channel having obtained the television rights of Ligue 1 until the end of the season, the Top 14 will disappear from the box of Sunday evening. Which isn’t necessarily a bad thing for most clubs who prefer to play earlier in the weekend.
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