Leinster have been in imperious structure in all rivalries this season, besting the United Rugby Championship standings in its standard season as well as cutting out a way to European rugby’s masterpiece.
They had no issues against Leicester in the quarter-last, with a strong first half presentation leaving them agreeable and equipped for seeing out the game in the final part.
They then took on Munster’s champions Toulouse at the Aviva Stadium in the semi-last and again looked perfect as they stepped to another success.
The last score on that day was 40-17 as James Lowe looted a support of attempts in a totally far reaching win.
Presently they face an accomplished La Rochelle side that additionally arrived at last year’s conclusive. This season they sit in fourth spot in the Top 14.
They booked their spot in the current year’s decider subsequent to edging past individual French side Racing 92 by a scoreline of 20-13.
Leinster: Hugo Keenan, Jimmy O’Brien, Garry Ringrose, Robbie Henshaw, James Lowe, Johnny Sexton, Jamison Gibson-Park; Andrew Porter, Rónan Kelleher, Tadhg Furlong, Ross Molony, James Ryan, Caelan Doris, Josh van der Flier, Jack Conan.
Substitutions: Dan Sheehan, Cian Healy, Michael Ala’alatoa, Joe McCarthy, Rhys Ruddock, Luke McGrath, Ross Byrne, Ciarán Frawley
La Rochelle: Brice Dulin, Dillyn Leyds, Jérémy Sinzelle, Jonathan Danty, Raymond Rhule, Ihaia West, Thomas Berjon; Dany Priso, Pierre Bourgarit, Uini Atonio, Thomas Lavault, Will Skelton, Wiaan Liebenberg, Matthias Haddad, Grégory Alldritt
Facundo Bosch, Reda Wardi, Joel Sclavi, Romain Sazy, Remi Bourdeau, Arthur Retiere, Levani Botia, Jules Favre
Doorman’s and Leinster’s set-piece issues have been legitimate, having battled in their Champions Cup knockout matches against Leicester Tigers and Toulouse. They may likewise be without top notch tighthead Tadhg Furlong, who got a calf injury in that triumph over Le Rouge et Noir, which puts additional onus on Porter.
The loosehead has conceded he hasn’t been at his best in that frame of mind over late weeks and he faces likely the greatest tighthead on the planet this end of the week. Atonio isn’t the most actually skilled however he is an outright force to be reckoned with and the France global will obliterate the Leinsterman should the Ireland player keep on definitely disapproving of his method.
Sexton has controlled the game – for both region and nation – delightfully this season and it will be a difficult situation for West to match his splendor. The La Rochelle man is an ability yet has frequently floundered under tension in the greatest matches, including last year’s Champions Cup masterpiece occasion where he missed two punishment endeavors in the 22-17 loss to Toulouse. He additionally battled in the 2021 Top 14 last and was poor off the tee in the new semi-last victory over Racing 92. West without a doubt should be impeccable in the event that O’Gara’s men are to have a potential for success.