no final for Toulouse who lost again in Dublin against Leinster
The Irish province largely defeated the Rouge et Noir (41-22) in the semi-finals and will…
The Irish province largely defeated the Rouge et Noir (41-22) in the semi-finals and will be aiming for a fifth continental crown against La Rochelle or Exeter.
New disappointment for Stade Toulousain… The Rouge et Noir, in search of a sixth continental crown, lost this Saturday at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin against Leinster (41-22), in the semi-final of the Champions Cup. Ugo Mola’s players – handicapped by the early exit of Bar***i through injury (15th), two yellow cards and questionable arbitration by Wayne Barnes (including an unpunished cathedral tackle from Porter on Mallia) – conceded five Irish tries, and n Only scored three by Ahki (9th), Meafou (35th) and Willis (80th+3).
The Toulouse were largely behind at the break (27-15) and, in the second period, they *****ed and conceded two tries in numerical inferiority (59th, 64th) which buried their last hopes of qualification. It is the third time in a row that Leinster have beaten Toulouse in the semi-finals after 2019 and 2022.
In the final, Leinster, who could equal Toulouse’s record for continental titles, will face the winner of the other semi-final between La Rochelle and Exeter, which takes place on Sunday (4 p.m.) in Bordeaux. The Irish, who have already played their quarter and half at home, will play the final on May 20, again at the Aviva Stadium.
More information to come….