Hugo Reus (opener of La Rochelle): “We tried to put the game in place and put Bordeaux in difficulty. Sometimes it’s hard to use it. We tried to exploit the free spaces and our capacities. Ronan O’Gara told me that we had to set the pace and reenergize the guys. There was some slow play, the guys were a little bored I think and we had to get things back in order.”

” Pressure ? I am very well surrounded and fulfilled at Stade Rochelais. I try to manage it as best as I can, but above all I try to have fun when I play. There’s some form of pressure on the kicks, but there’s a little bit on each of them. But the last one, I have to put it. We really need to be able to get our game back in place otherwise the supporters will get bored and we will also be bored all season long.”