“I would have preferred a British team”

“I would have preferred a British team”

After La Rochelle qualified for the quarter-finals of the Champions Cup, third row Grégory Alldritt seemed particularly happy to continue the European adventure at home.

The trilogy between La Rochelle and Bordeaux-Bègles could well be a turning point in the season for both teams. After an away victory in the Top 14 to start (15-16), Ronan O’Gara’s players twice got the better of those of Christophe Urios in the round of 16 of the Champions League (13-31, 31 -23). As a result, everything is going well for the Maritimes, still as ambitious as ever, which remains on four wins in a row. “We repeated it all day: it is not because last season, we made a final that we should trivialize the round of 16 at home. I don’t think the club have been to the Champions Cup quarter-finals often, so we’re very proud. And in addition, we can offer that to our audience, it was really important to us. So relieved to move on to the next round, ”explained Grégory Alldritt, once the qualification of his people was recorded on Saturday.

Alldritt expects a big game against Montpellier

While La Rochelle will now find the Top 14, the Yellow and Black will face Montpellier in the next round of the European Cup, in their den of Marcel-Deflandre. ” The following ? I want to say that it doesn’t matter. We were focused on our match, the next round, we will focus on it when the time comes. As I say, we are very happy to be able to receive it and to be able to offer a quarter-final at home to our public who could not experience our epic last season. And receiving the quarter is still a little extra, later declared the French 3rd line, who would have preferred a British team, in remarks collected by Rugbyrama. (…) What is good is that Montpellier is a big team, in very good shape this season. It will be a very big match with a lot of intensity. A match that will approach the international level. For us rugby players, this is the kind of match we want to play. »

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