Leinster vs La Rochelle team announcement LIVE: Leo Cullen names unchanged team for Champions Cup final What TV channel is Leinster vs La Rochelle on? Kick-off time, live stream, team news and odds for Champions Cup final
📺📱👉Leinster v La Rochelle Live📺📱👉 📺📱👉Leinster v La Rochelle Live📺📱👉 Leinster vs La Rochelle live stream: How to watch Champions Cup final live for FREE on TV and online today Leinster coach Leo Cullen has named an unchanged starting team to face La Rochelle tomorrow in Marseille. The Blues are aiming to add a fifth European Cup to their name and go into the clash as strong favourites but Ireland legend Ronan O'Gara's side will pose a serious physical challenge for them. The match will kick-off at 4.45 pm on Saturday and will be shown on both Channel 4 as well as BT Sport 2. Leinster have been in imperious form in all competitions this season, topping the United Rugby Championship standings in its regular season as well as carving out a path to European rugby's showpiece. They had no problems against Leicester in the quarter-final, with a solid first half performance leaving them comfortable and capable of seeing out the game in the second half. They then took on Munster's conquerors Toulouse at the Aviva Stadium in the semi-final and again looked faultless as they strode to another win. The final score on that day was 40-17 as James Lowe plundered a brace of tries in an utterly comprehensive win. Now they come up against an experienced La Rochelle side that also reached last year's final. This season they sit in 4th place in the Top 14. They booked their spot in this year's decider after edging past fellow French side Racing 92 by a scoreline of 20-13. Two sides with contrasting European pedigrees meet in Marseille this weekend as Leinster take on La Rochelle in the Champions Cup final. This is a sixth European Cup final for the Irish province and they have won four. Should they triumph at Stade Velodrome on Saturday evening they will equal Toulouse’s record of five European titles. La Rochelle are the seventh side to reach back-to-back European Cup finals, having faced Toulouse last year, but they have never lifted the trophy so are aiming for an inaugural triumph. The two sides met at the semi-final stage last year, La Rochelle’s power game smothering Leinster up front and helping the French side to a 32-23 win at an empty Stade Marcel Deflandre due to Covid restrictions. It’s the Final of the 2022 Heineken Champions Cup and we’re in France, specifically Marseille to take on last year’s beaten finalists La Rochelle (KO 5.45 (local time)/4.45pm (Irish time). Our opponents on Saturday defeated us in the semi-finals last year (32-23) before then falling short to eventual winners Toulouse (17-22) and so they’ll be desperate to go one step further this year. For ourselves, having defeated Toulouse in the semi-finals this year, we’ll be looking to secure a fifth star in six finals and join Toulouse in that very special club. This Saturday, we’re hopeful of a strong Leinster support in-house where the victor will claim the title of Heineken Cup Champions 2022.