La Rochelle return to the Challenge Cup in 2018/19 after an impressive maiden European Rugby Champions Cup campaign last season, when they topped Pool 1 before losing 30-19 to Scarlets in the quarter-finals.
Here are four of their four biggest close season signing according to the ECPR.
The 26-year-old fly-half spent last season at Super Rugby side Hurricanes, having completed four years at Auckland-based Blues.
West will be well known to fans of the British and Irish Lions, having scored the match-winning try and conversion for Blues at Eden Park in their first match of the 2017 tour.
Andreu has an excellent record in European rugby, having scored 11 tries in 38 matches, including a spectacular effort against ASM Clermont Auvergne in last year’s Champions Cup quarter-finals.
The 30-year-old has played in the English Premiership for Gloucester Rugby and, more recently, in the PRO14 with Glasgow Warriors, featuring in three European quarter-finals, with the most recent coming in 2017 in a 38-13 Champions Cup defeat to eventual winners Saracens.