Grenoble look for home comforts
Published 25/03/2016 | 02:30
Grenoble will play their final home game at Stade des Alpes this weekend before taking on Connacht when they entertain La Rochelle tomorrow evening.
Bernard Jackman and Mike Prendergast's side will be bidding to avoid a third successive defeat in the Top 14 against a side just below them in the table.
Grenoble went down 38-8 last time out to Toulon, having been turned over 45-12 by Clermont in their last home match.
They will make the short journey to play Oyonnax next weekend in their final game before hosting Pat Lam's men in the quarter-finals of the Challenge Cup.
So they will be looking for a boost in their last home match before the European showdown and in the process will be hoping to avenge La Rochelle's pre-Christmas 33-16 victory.
That was La Rochelle's second win in a row over Grenoble, having also won their home encounter last season.
Grenoble's home record against La Rochelle is good, winning four of their last six games with two draws between the sides.
La Rochelle are in 10th position on 31 points, having won six and lost nine so far this season.
Grenoble are just above them on 32 points, having won seven and lost eight, and they will hope to put some daylight between them when they clash tomorrow.
There are still another 11 rounds of games left in the Top 14 in France. The final round of games in France will not take place until the first weekend in June, with play-offs and the semi-finals to follow after that before the Top 14 final takes place in the Camp Nou in Barcelona on June 24.