The Stade Rochelais were dealt a blow when they learned they would be without their opener for approximately one month.
Antoine History, the international opener for La Rochelle, had an injury on Sunday in Clermont and was diagnosed with a sprained left ankle on Thursday. According to maritime coach Donnacha Ryan, History is expected to be out of action for approximately four weeks because of the injury.
The injury sustained by Hastoy, who left his partners in the sixth minute at the Michelin stadium, is bad news for the yellow and black staff, who were already deprived at the opening of Pierre Popelin (pubalgia) and Jules Le Bail, as well as for the XV from France, who is just over a month away from the November tour. When the Maritimes take on Racing 92 on Saturday, they will have the option of counting on either the young Englishman Harry Glyn, the Samoan Ulupano Seuteni, or the South African Dyllin Leyds, who had previously taken the position of the former Palais in Auvergne.
Additionally, international back Brice Dulin, who was also injured in Clermont, is continuing to complain about his right knee. “Brice will not be at full strength for the upcoming weekend. “He had a knee alert,” said Ryan. “He was limping.”
Last but not least, there is still a lack of clarity over the status of Tawera Kerr-Barlow, the scrum half for New Zealand, who was unable to play in the game against ASM. The Irish coach of the Rochelle forwards stated that they will evaluate his ability to participate in this weekend’s games with him tomorrow (Friday).