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All You Need To Know About Ulster V La Rochelle In The Champions Cup

All You Need To Know About Ulster V La Rochelle In The Champions Cup
By Colman Stanley Updated
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Ulster take on La Rochelle this week in the Champions Cup, with the two sides last facing off in the controversial Aviva Stadium game in December.

Find out everything below, including how to watch the game, the form guide, and the team news.

When Is Ulster V La Rochelle?

Ulster travel to La Rochelle this Saturday, 14 January, with the game taking place at the Stade Marcel Deflandre (kick-off: 6.30 pm).

How To Watch Ulster V La Rochelle?

The match will be shown live on BT Sport 3, with coverage starting at 5.15 pm.

How to watch Ulster v La Rochelle : 17 December 2022; La Rochelle head coach Ronan O'Gara, right, and Ireland head coach Andy Farrell before the Heineken Champions Cup Pool B Round 2 match between Ulster and La Rochelle at Aviva Stadium in Dublin. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

Form Guide

Ulster are in possibly their worst rut since Dan McFarland took over as head coach of the province. However, despite a comeback loss to Leinster, a hammering from Sale Sharks, a game they through away against Munster, and a loss last weekend to Benetton, they remain fourth in the URC and still have a decent shot at making the Champions Cup knockout stages.

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Although to come away with anything away to La Rochelle, they will have to dig deep into their souls.

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La Rochelle could take zero points from their next two Champions Cup fixtures and still qualify for the next round, which is good news for Ulster.

However, they do look to be in imperious form, lying in third place in the Top 14, coming off the back of 30-7 hammering dished out to league leaders Toulouse on Saturday.

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Team News

Ulster: Lowry, Lyttle, Moore, Marshall, Stockdale, Madigan, Doak; Sutherland, Herring, Toomaga-Allen, Alan O'Connor, Treadwell, Henderson (capt), Timoney, Vermeulen.

Replacements: Andrew, O'Sullivan, Warwick, Sheridan, McCann, McDonald, Burns, McIlroy.

La Rochelle: Paiva, Lagrange, Colombe Reazel, Dillane, Picquette, Bourdeau, Boudehent; Alldritt, (capt), Berjoni, Hastoy, Boudehent, Favre, Seuteni, Thomas, Dulin.

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Replacements: Lespiaucq, Wardi, Sclavi, Sazy, Hatherell, Kerr-Barlow, Popelin, Rhule.

SEE ALSO: How To Watch Leinster v Gloucester In The Champions Cup

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