Rugby-La Rochelle hold off Racing to reach Champions Cup final


(Reuters) - La Rochelle squeezed past Racing 92 20-13 in a tense all-French affair at a sparsely-populated Stade Bollaert-Delelis in Lens on Sunday to reach their second straight Champions Cup final, where they will meet Irish side Leinster.

Ihaia West redeemed himself after missing three kicks off the tee by scoring a late try to break Racing's resilience, with La Rochelle's sustained period of pressure in the closing stages helping them hang on for victory.

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