Alexi Bales

7 results

Scarlets’ Rhys Patchell scores his side’s opening try despite the tackle of  Arthur Retiere of La Rochelle during the Champions Cup quarter-final at Parc y Scarlets.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Scarlets 29 La Rochelle 17 The Scarlets became the first Welsh region to reach the last four of the European Cup for nine years as they overcame a n(...)

Kini Murimurivalu dives to score against Harlequins. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

La Rochelle 16 Harlequins 7 Champions Cup novices La Rochelle are through to the quarter-finals at the first attempt as winners of Pool One but a spi(...)

Ulster’s Jacob Stockdale scores his side’s second try during the European Rugby Champions Cup game against La Rochelle at Kingspan Stadium. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Ulster 20 La Rochelle 13 The timing could hardly have been better as Ulster dug out a performance top-heavy with belligerence, somewhat fitting in th(...)

 Iain Henderson   collects a lineout ball during the win over La Rochelle at Kingspan Stadium. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Ulster director of rugby Les Kiss praised his side’s battling qualities after Saturday’s hard-fought 20-13 triumph over La Rochelle in the European Ch(...)

 Ulster’s Nick Timoney is congratulated after scoring his try. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Ulster 20 La Rochelle 13 It was tailor-made for Ulster really, a wet and numbingly-cold afternoon in Belfast evoking all the glory days of when Frenc(...)

Ulster lock Iain Henderson is tackled during the  Champions Cup match against  La Rochelle at the Marcel Deflandre stadium. Photograph: Xavier Leoty/AFP/Getty Images

La Rochelle 41 Ulster 17 La Rochelle maintained a winning start to their debut Champions Cup campaign by following victory at Harlequins with a 41-17(...)

La Rochelle’s players celebrate their win on the pitch after beating Harlequins in the Champions Cup. Photo: Ollie Goodwood/Getty Images

The last time I was in La Rochelle was on board my Yamaha XJR 1300 on a glorious three week lap of France. If you haven’t been, go. And if you make it(...)