After a new sports weekend, excluding football, "Le Parisien" invites you to come back to the main results of clubs in Île-de-France.
Disappointment: the elimination of Racing 92 in the semi-finals of the European Cup
RUGBY. The disappointment is immense. Frustration too. After leading 10-0, Racing 92 was overthrown (13-20) on Sunday by La Rochelle in the semi-final of the European Cup. A defeat synonymous with premature elimination on the European scene for the players of Laurent Travers. A match played in front of 15,522 spectators at the half-empty Bollaert-Delelis stadium. The Racingmen were indeed unable to play their meeting in their usual lair of the Paris La Défense Arena in Nanterre due to a concert by the rap group Sexion d'Assaut.
"They were very realistic about the match, we made too many mistakes, we were sometimes more dangerous but they managed to concretize their actions, analyzes Gaël Fickou, captain of Racing 92. It's hard to analyze the match hot but the key was discipline. They were more rewarded on scratches, the referee was strict on the ruck areas, they were formidable in this area, as well as on the balls carried. We have huge regrets, it's pointless. We have the opportunity to score at the end but these are the vagaries of sport. Honestly, it was not an easy match, they are very strong, very dense, and they did not give up until the end, congratulations on their state of mind. It is very frustrating. We lose for lack of pragmatism and because of our indiscipline. Racing must now focus on the end of the season in the Top 14 where it must secure its place for the playoffs.