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Ronan O'Gara Produced An All-Time Coaches Box Celebration After La Rochelle Final Win

Ronan O'Gara Produced An All-Time Coaches Box Celebration After La Rochelle Final Win
Colman Stanley
By Colman Stanley
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Ronan O'Gara and La Rochelle have downed Leinster for a second year in a row in the Champions Cup final.

While they didn't leave it as late as last year in Marseille, they once again snatched victory in the ten minutes of the game with a try from Georges-Henri Colombe in the 71st minute to give them a one point lead.

Leinster managed to work their way back to within metres of the line with just minutes left, but a red card for Michael Ala'alatoa put paid to any hopes of victory.

The celebrations from the La Rochelle squad were wild after the 27-26 win, as their bench came flooding onto the pitch amid scenes of utterly dejected Leinster men.

O'Gara arguably had the most exuberant celebrations of the lot as he was shown red faced and screaming with joy up in the coaches box.

Ronan O'Gara Goes Mental As La Rochelle Down Leinster

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Ahead of the game O'Gara had talked his side up big time, and spoke about being purely focused on what his side do, rather than their opponent's game plan.


His team once again showed great courage and mental fortitude sticking to their guns, and once again were victorious in the tightest of matches.

"We talk all the time about stifling or stopping Leinster. But stopping La Rochelle is also a subject," O'Gara said in a recent interview.

"This perception is also important. Our last defeat (in the Champions Cup) was almost two years ago.


"It's important to get there and make it 50-50 to win the match.

"Last weekend, there were twelve Leinster internationals in the stands for the game against Munster," added O'Gara.

"Munster won but it wasn't against Leinster's strongest side. It was like for us in Montpellier. It will be a completely different team.


"I'm not too interested in the opponent even if I respect him. I am focused on my team, on our path and what we are going to do on Saturday."

SEE ALSO: Leinster Blow La Rochelle Away With Lightning Start To Champions Cup Final

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