Skelton returns with La Rochelle to face Perpignan

The massive Australian second row returns to competition after being injured during the World Cup.

For the reception of Perpignan this Saturday, on the occasion of the 9th day of the Top 14, the manager of Stade Rochelais, Ronan O’Gara, records the return of Australian second row Will Skelton, who is returning from injury after suffered a hamstring injury during the last World Cup. Another strong return, that of South African winger Dillyn Leyds will start on one wing, with Jack Nowell on the other and Brice Dulin at the back. The hinge of the Maritimes will be made up of Teddy Iribaren and Hugo Reus. International pillar Uini Atonio will be the La Rochelle captain.

The composition of Stade Rochelais:

Dulin- Nowell, West, Favre, Leyds – (o) Reus, (m) Iribaren – Dillane, Boudehent, Cancoriet – Skelton, Picquette – Atonio (cap), Idoumi, Sclavi.
Substitutes: Bourgarit, Wardi, Lavault, Tanga, Kerr-Barlow, Hastoy, Danty, Colombe Reazel.


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