Loose Pass is here to delve into the major talking points in the sport.
Despite a sound 36-16 victory over Racing 92, the storm clouds are still looming over Union Bordeaux-Begles after the latest Top 14 weekend.
On a day of high drama in the Top 14, Toulon lost their shot at the playoffs in dramatic fashion, while there were several farewells.
La Rochelle head coach Ronan O’Gara has been backed for Ireland’s top job by Rob Kearney while Stephen Ferris feels France may also be keen.
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La Rochelle skipper Gregory Alldritt has spoken of his delight after the French outfit won their first Champions Cup after defeating Leinster.
Ex-Leinster wing Shane Horgan has criticised Leinster’s performance after they went down 24-21 to La Rochelle in the Champions Cup final.
Leinster were in a position to claim the Champions Cup but could not make it count in the key moments, said Johnny Sexton after the game.