Stade Rochelais defied all expectations and beat the Irishman from Leinster on Saturday (24-21) at the Stade Vélodrome in Marseille in the Champions Cup final. Indescribable.
Unbreathable end to the match and long minutes were spent in front of the Irish goal line until Arthur Ritter’s freed attempt and his telescopic arm. The transformation ended on La Rochelle’s third attempt which turned Ihaia West to turn La Rochelle into soft madness.
Stade Rochelais just wrote the most beautiful page in its history on Saturday. It became the fourth French club to win the Champions Cup after Toulouse (5), Brive (1) and Toulon (3). big accomplishment.
Since the final whistle, the ancient port has become the theater of dreams. With scenes of joy commensurate with the achievement. Songs, dances, hugs and tears. Thousands of supporters share their pride.
Drunk with happiness, some (many) even threw themselves into the port’s waters, despite precautionary instructions. It is impossible to contain the most daring of yellow and black people.
A human tide over the old port is filled with happiness. Saturday, May 28, 2022: La Rochelle on the roof of Europe. Forever.
Social networks are on fire to commemorate the Maritimes’ performance and to congratulate the La Rochelle champions on their first European coronation. French Football Federation president Bernard Laporte is pleased with the performance of French clubs.
But the most famous presidential post on Twitter is the post of the head of state personally, Emmanuel Macron. “Velodrome Boils, Exciting Final, and Key: First European Rugby League Cup for La Rochelle! Congratulations to the Marines who rise to the roof of Europe.”
Another boss was in heaven this Saturday, obviously Vincent Merling. The main guy, the builder, is as conservative as he is passionate. This European Cup is also and above all his. The humble triumph, still standing with the trophy in the halls of the Stade Vélodrome.
double decker bus
The new European champions should land too late or too early – depending on that – at the Charente Maritime. After a night of drunkenness worthy of the feat, they will be celebrated on Sunday evening. As of 7 p.m., a double-decker bus will run through the Old Port. He will leave the station to go to the foot of the Tour de la Chaîne after a few festive stops. A giant screen should be installed on Square Fallen.
Note that traffic will be completely impossible on the Old Port starting at 2 PM. Buses will be diverted to secondary hubs. All car parks will remain open, but the municipality strongly encourages people to prefer soft travel.
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