Expert Witness: Champions Cup final video preview as Shane Byrne builds up to La Rochelle v Leinster clash

Date published: May 26 2022 - Adam Kyriacou

Expert Witness returns with a Champions Cup final show as ex-Leinster hooker Shane Byrne is our guest.

Byrne, who has played for Ireland, the British & Irish Lions, Leinster and Saracens, kindly joins us once again.

Hosted by Planet Rugby’s James While, the pair delve into Saturday’s Champions Cup showdown in Marseille.

Leinster favourites to win title

Byrne is not writing off La Rochelle, who are coached by former Munster fly-half Ronan O’Gara, but feels it will be incredibly hard to stop Leinster picking up yet another European title at the Stade Velodrome this weekend.

The Leinster and Ireland favourite believes the scrum battle will be crucial to the result, singling out La Rochelle prop Uini Atonio and also finding time to praise the form of Leinster duo James Lowe and Jamison Gibson-Park.

While and Byrne end by adding their score predictions for a huge European game that should be an epic contest.

Sit back and enjoy this fascinating Expert Witness as we build up to a mouth-watering Champions Cup fixture.