2021-22 Top 14 – Racing 92 vs La Rochelle Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Racing 92 vs La Rochelle taking place? Racing 92 vs La Rochelle will take place on Saturday 11th September, 2021 at 20:05 (UK)

Where is Racing 92 vs La Rochelle taking place? Racing 92 vs La Rochelle will take place at Paris La Défense Arena in Nanterre

Where can I get tickets for Racing 92 vs La Rochelle? Ticket information for Racing 92 vs La Rochelle can be found on each teams’ official website

What TV channel is Racing 92 vs La Rochelle on in the UK? Racing 92 vs La Rochelle will be televised live on Premier Sports 1

Where can I stream Racing 92 vs La Rochelle in the UK? Premier Sport subscribers can stream Racing 92 vs La Rochelle live on Premier Player

THE PREDICTION

La Rochelle finished second behind Toulouse last season after a humongous battle at the top of the Top 14 and they also, agonisingly, finished runner-up to Toulouse in the Champions Cup. They just fell short of avenging those results with a 16-20 loss to the reigning champions last Sunday, with a home defeat suggesting already that their gap in quality is still significant. Racing 92 almost usurped La Rochelle into second place at the last second last season, finishing on joint 78 points but behind them on points difference, and they should come back as strong this season. An opening day win away at Parisian rivals Stade Francais, and an exciting 21-36 one at that, should give them the spring in their step required to make it two from two here. La Rochelle should still not be underestimated but an away day at Racing is as difficult as they come in the Top 14, so take the hosts to cover -4.

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