In a tight formula, with 4 group matches instead of 6, Rochelleys knew he should not stumble across Edinburgh at the pain of saying goodbye to his European ambitions. In a match played at a false pace, a lot of unrealized rocheals were openly dominated, providing the necessary (8–13) before the bath.
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The first period, completely dominated by La Rochelle, gives him only 5 small points (3–8) in advance. This is very rare, except for the achievement of Raymond Rhode (0–8, 25th), given the opportunities tested by the club at Caravelle. Never dangerous, Edinburgh managed to score just before the break (3 to 8, 38 ‘). Returning to the second half, Jules Plisson, left at the break, looks off the stand, yet sees Jerry Sinzel give his team a little rest (3–13, 43rd). Except that Kinghorn takes advantage of a charm of his own to return to point 5 (8–13, 53rd).
Ihia West misses the sea-side 4 kick (2 for him, 2 for Plisson), La Rochelle is in danger of a test from the Scots, while they are not really dangerous, despite two penalty kicks of the yellow black counter. Management. They finally reverse the pressure and secure the first victory of this Champions Cup in defense.
Sarkens’ former second line has been gaining momentum for several months, confirming it again in Murrayfield, where he was ubiquitous. Jumping on everything going forward in defense, he differed aggressively, though it didn’t pay much in score.
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