Racing 92, the rugby club supported by Natixis, fell short by a narrow margin in the semi-finals of the Champions Cup. But the players from the Ile-de-France region once again demonstrated their impressive consistency in this European competition.
The quest to conquer Europe
Racing 92 will not be competing in its 4th European final in the space of six years. But having reached this stage in the competition already demonstrates the incredible track record of the men in sky blue & white jerseys and their consistently strong results in the Champions Cup over the past several seasons. The Ile-de-France club, supported by Natixis, narrowly failed in its quest to meet the Irish club Leinster in the final to be played in Marseille on May 28. The players coached by Laurent Travers couldn’t repeat their outstanding May 8 performance in the quarterfinal against Sale with their 41-22 victory and a series of splendid tries. This time, against the tough La Rochelle in the electric atmosphere of the Bollaert stadium in Lens, the Racingmen made too many mistakes to justify their ticket to the final.
Consistency in results
The fact nevertheless remains that Racing 92 put up, once again, an extremely fine performance in this European competition. We know that, after being French champions in 2016, the club has set its sights on winning the European title and is working hard to transform this dream into reality. The club is now one of Europe’s most successful in this competition, along with Toulouse and Leinster. Racing 92 has played five consecutive quarterfinals and been involved in all the final phases since 2016. It cannot be doubted, therefore, that the men in sky blue & white jerseys will, one day, reach their goal. This is the very nature of extremely high-level sport; only consistently outstanding performance will enable a team to carry the day!
As an official sponsor of Racing 92 since 2007, Natixis has been supporting the Club in its triumphs, its 15-a-side and 7-a-side rugby teams, its new women's team, along with its training center and rugby schools.