A shock that is very expensive between the reigning European champion and the undisputed leader of the Top 14.
Fourth in the championship, La Rochelle wants to hit hard at home and can get back on the podium if they win at Marcel-Desflandre, a land that is no longer indisputable. Four or even five points to give themselves a little air on their pursuers in this very tight championship and to approach the European Cup more calmly.
On the side of Toulouse, the mechanics are quite different before these two meetings in the Champions Cup. Whatever happens after this 15th day of Top 14, Stade Toulousain moves with lowered ambitions.