2023 Leinster Rugby vs Stade Rochelais - Heineken Champions Cup Final

Watch: La Rochelle Rugby Stuns Leinster Late with Winning Try in Cup Final

Watch: La Rochelle Rugby Stuns Leinster Late with Winning Try in Cup Final

La Rochelle beats Leinster Rugby with a winning try at Heineken Champions Cup Final at Aviva Stadium in Dublin. Take a look at the go-ahead try!

May 20, 2023 by Martina Gil
Watch: La Rochelle Rugby Stuns Leinster Late with Winning Try in Cup Final

La Rochelle rose to the occasion at the 2023 Heineken Championship Final. The highly anticipated match featured Leinster Rugby facing off against La Rochelle for the second time at Aviva stadium

La Rochelle beat the odds with a 27-26 final score. The defending champions earned their second consecutive win in the Heineken Champion Cup Final. They are the first team to achieve a back to back win since Sarcanens in 2016 and 2017. 

Leading up to the match, Leinster was expected to take back their title as champion, but La Rochelle was not going down without a fight. After an epic start to the game, Dan Sheen’s 1-minute try set a tone for a high stakes game. La Rochelle proved their position as champion with a fast turn around by the second half of the game.

Watch La Rochelle's Game-Deciding Try Against Leinster Rugby

La Rochelle Earn Second Consecutive Win for 2023 Heineken Championship Cup 

Here’s what to know about the Heineken Champions Cup 

Where Is Aviva Stadium?

Aviva Stadium, the home stadium of Leinster, is located in the center of Dublin on Lansdown Road. 

Leinster V La Rochelle Rugby History 

This was the third meeting between the two clubs and so far Leinster has yet to beat La Rochelle. 

The two first played in 2021, a 32-23 win for La Rochelle and last year, a 24-21 win. 

The Birth Of A Dynasty: Leinster Rugby and the 2008/09 Heineken Cup Triumph

Leinster Prop Andrew Porter Fortunate To Avoid Card For Off The Ball Tackle

La Rochelle Rugby Results In The Heineken Champions Cup 2023 

Here's how La Rochelle got here: 

  • La Rochelle 46, Northampton Saints 12
  • La Rochelle 36, Ulster Rugby 29
  • La Rochelle 7, Ulster Rugby 3
  • La Rochelle 31, Northampton Saints 13
  • La Rochelle 29, Gloucester Rugby 26
  • La Rochelle 24, Saracens 10
  • La Rochelle 47, Exeter 28

Leinster Rugby Results In The Heineken Champions Cup 2023

Here’s how Leinster got here: 

  • Leinster 42, Racing 92 10
  • Leinster 57, Gloucester 0 
  • Leinster 49, Gloucester 14
  • Leinster 36, Racing 92 14
  • Leinster 30, Ulster 15
  • Leinster 55, Leicester 24
  • Leinster 41, Toulouse 22

When Was The Last Time Leinster Won The Heineken Champions Cup?

Leinster last won the European Champions Cup in 2018. They have won it four times.

How To Watch Every Heineken Champions Cup Match

The Heineken Champions Cup is streaming on FloRugby and the FloSports app, including the semifinals and all the way up to the Heineken Cup Final