October 06, 2021 4:51 PM
Adam Evans

2021-22 Top 14 – La Rochelle vs Castres Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is La Rochelle vs Castres taking place? La Rochelle vs Castres will take place on Saturday 9th October, 2021 at 14:00 (UK)

Where is La Rochelle vs Castres taking place? La Rochelle vs Castres will take place at Stade Marcel-Deflandre in La Rochelle

Where can I get tickets for La Rochelle vs Castres? Ticket information for La Rochelle vs Castres can be found on each side’s official website

What TV channel is La Rochelle vs Castres on in the UK? La Rochelle vs Castres will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream La Rochelle vs Castres in the UK? La Rochelle vs Castres cannot be streamed live in the UK

THE PREDICTION

After a thumping 59-17 win at home to Biarritz it seemed La Rochelle’s early poor form had turned a corner but a 21-11 defeat at Montpellier last weekend is their fourth loss from five Top 14 matches. They should be able to bounce back at home again to travelling Castres but overall there are some warning signs of more than just a hangover from last season’s double disappointment as they finished runner-up to Toulouse in both competitions. Castres will be targeting a statement victory on the road here after beating Toulon 27-16 at home last Saturday. A win away from home at Clermont last month shows they are capable of pulling the upset here and taking the hosts to cover a cautious -7 seems a suitable response to that.

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