Exciting La Rochelle go to Wasps with growing reputation for creative artistry

New kids on the block are turning heads with their breezy brand of rugby as they try to keep up an impressive run of form in the European Champions Cup

As La Rochelle rapidly establish a reputation as Europe’s great entertainers, it will come as little surprise that they always sell out their Stade Marcel-Deflandre. That they did so for a match played 500 miles away, however, is perhaps a better illustration of how something special is brewing in the Bay of Biscay.For, like all French heavyweights over the years, fanatical support is a prerequisite and La Rochelle have it in spades. The hardcore call themselves “the Convicts” (les Bagnards),...