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    Champions Cup QF – La Rochelle v Sale Sharks

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    La Rochelle will host Sale Sharks in the first Champions Cup quarter final on Saturday.

    This is the first quarter final for the Sale in 15 years as the kept an unchanged matched 23 for this one against the French outfit.

    One can not argue much with Alex Sanderson keeping faith in the payers that hammered Scarlets last weekend 57-14. MacGinty, last weeks hero will again start at flyhalf.

    The home side however made eight changes to their XV which beaten Gloucester last week. Brice Dulin returns to the number fifteen jumper as well as Atonio and Alldritt.

    Sale have a few great players in the match.World Cup winner Faf de Klerk will start at nine with Tom Curry who will again start on the side of the scrum.

    Both sides will be gunning for the win as neither has won the competition yet.

    This is a great match to look forward to and will be live on SuperSport on Saturday at 16:00

    Teams:

    La Rochelle: Dulin; Rhule, Doumayrou, Botia, Leyds; West, Kerr-Barlow; Wardi, Bourgarit, Atonio, Sazy (capt), Skelton, Alldritt, Gourdon, Vito.

    Replacements: Bosch, Priso, Joly, Lavault, Liebenberg, Berjon, Plisson, Aguillon.

    Sale: Hammersley; McGuigan, S James, Van Rensburg, Yarde; MacGinty, De Klerk; Rodd, Van der Merwe, John, Wiese, Beaumont (capt), JL Du Preez, Curry, D Du Preez.

    Replacements: Langdon, Harrison, Oosthuizen, Phillips, Neild, Quirke, R Du Preez, L James.

    Details

    Date Time League Season Full Time
    Apr 10, 2021 4:00 pm EUROPEAN CHAMPIONS CUP 2020/2021 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONS CUP 2020/2021 90'