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  1. Toulouse beat Leinster to make final

    Toulouse beat Leinster to make final

    Toulouse booked their place in Paris for this year Heineken Cup final with a 26-16 victory over Leinster at the Stadium Municipal. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:80'
    • Toulouse
    • Leinster
    • 80' FULL TIME On the back of that it looks difficult to bet against Toulouse adding a fourth European title to their glittering trophy cabinet.
    • 79' Elissalde misses a drop goal but crucial wastes another few seconds. The Toulouse fans are already celebrating.
    • 78' Elissalde has just tickled a sublime little kick down the line and pinned Leinster to their own line and Toulouse have stolen the lineout. I am afraid it's looking like the champs are out.
    • 75' Leinster cough up possession and Toulouse clear their lines. Leinster are really running out of time now, they have 5mins to score 10 points.
    • 70' PENALTY Toulouse's scrum once again gets them 3 points and they move two scores clear.
    • 69' Toulouse are applying the pressure and are once again camped on the Leinster line. If Leinster want to keep their Heineken hopes alive they must not let Toulouse get a score here.
    • 65' Berne adds the extra points and this game is really hotting up now.
    • 65' TRY The Champions hit back through Heaslip could this be the start of the comeback?
    • 60' TRY This is looking very ominous for Leinster now as Skrela darts straight through the Leinster midfield and under the post for a try he converts.
    • 57' Toulouse are looking very dangerous now and the game is really turning their way. Sowerby has just set off on a mazy run from a kick return and Poitrenaud is once again involved in great work on the short side.
    • 55' TRY Jauzion slips a tackle powers over from close range and Skrela adds the extras.
    • 53' It's all hands to the pump as Leinster desperately try and defend their line under immense pressure
    • 52' Toulouse cross the line but the whistle had long been blown for a Jauzion forward pass.
    • 50' Leinster work in defence is keeping them in this game but Toulouse keep coming at the Irishmen who have received a second warning about their penalty count at the breakdown.
    • 48' MISSED PENALTY Skrela misses his second of day and Leinster are let of the hook. It's still all square.
    • 48' The Toulouse forwards emphatically highlight their dominance in the scrum driving Leinster 10 metres back and earn Skrela the chance to give his side the lead.
    • 47' Sowerby is not having a great game today fumbles a awkward kick by Berne and is tackled into touch but Leinster waste the great field position by giving away a penalty at the lineout.
    • 43' PENALTY From nearly scoring a try at one end Toulouse find themselves level following a huge kick by Kearney from the halfway line.
    • 41' Medard is straight into the action nearly scoring an exceptional try following some brilliant work on the short side by Poitrenaud but Medard just failed to ground his chip under the attentions of Reddan.
    • 40' The second half is underway and lamb chomped Maxime Medard is on for Heymans
    • 40' HALF TIME This game is very tight but Toulouse do have complete dominance in the scrum. If Leinster can't sure it up it could be the factor that decides the game.
    • 40' PENALTY Leinster have the final say of the half as they peg Toulouse's lead back to only 3 points.
    • 40' Superb defensive work by Leinster and they have just tackled themselves back into the game driving Toulouse 20 metres back and winning a kickable penalty.
    • 38' MISSED PENALTY Skrela misses a kickable penalty and Leo Cullen is warned his side must cut the penalty count or Nigel Owens will be getting the yellow card out of his pocket.
    • 33' Cheika reacts to Toulouse's early power in the scrum by replacing Cian Healy with C J van de Linde. It's a big call by the Leinster coach you clearly feels the young Irishman wasn't up to the job against Benoit Lecouls
    • 32' PEANALTY Kelleher is penalised for blocking Kearney's kick chase and Berne makes no mistake from right in front of the sticks.
    • 28' PENALTY Skrela is striking the ball beautiful and extends the Toulouse lead to 9-0
    • 28' The Toulouse scrum wins them another kickable penalty and the Leinster pack don't seem to have an answer for Servat and cos power at scrum time.
    • 26' Jennings receives some treatment on his ankle and rejoins the play but he is moving gingerly, the physios will be keeping an eye on him.
    • 24' Reddan finds a gap in the Toulouse defence and would have had the first try but a try saving tackle by Clerc forces the knock on.
    • 21' A terrible kick by the normally faultless Sowerby goes dead and it's a scrum back on the Toulouse 10 metre line.
    • 18' Berne is peppering Clerc with high balls at the moment and the winger is struggling under the pressure of Nacewa and Kearney but a late hit on Kelleher by Wright has allowed Toulouse to clear their lines.
    • 16' Another penalty at the ruck and another 3 points for Skrela.
    • 14' The rain certain hasn't dampened either sides attacking appetite but at the moment Toulouse are being more accurate with ball in hand.
    • 12' Leinster were enjoying some great possession in the Toulouse 22 but Healy knocks on.
    • 9' The tackles a flying in now with huge hits from Dusautoir and Clerc. This game is being played at a frenetic pace.
    • 6' Leinster have responded well to that Toulouse penalty and build some pressure as Kearney claims a Nacewa up and under.
    • 4' A very confident kick from Skrela and it's first blood Toulouse.
    • 4' It's been all Toulouse for the first few mins and there quick start is rewarded with a penalty chance for Skrela.
    • 1' Skrela gets us underway at a packed Stade Ernest Wallon and it's pouring rain which could play into the hands of Toulouse's powerful mauling pack.
    • - LEINSTER ONE TO WATCH: Jamie Heaslip has clocked up 3 man of the match performances en route to the semis and his brace of tries against Clemont only served to strengthen the 26 year olds reputation.
    • - LEINSTER TEAM NEWS: All the oxygen tents and four leaf covers in the world could help Jonny Sexton whose fractured jaw will rule him our today and Leinster will definitely miss him. Berne is the man to fill Sexton’s very big boots. There was some good news for the Irishmen as Rob Kearney has recovers from an ankle injury to take his place at full back.
    • - TOULOUSE ONE TO WATCH: Keep your eye on Vincent Clerc. The French flying winger is the most potent try scorer in Heineken history with 30 tries.
    • - TOULOUSE TEAM NEWS: The only real surprise is Guy Noves replacing the man mountain Louis Picamoles with South Africa Shaun Sowerby at number 8. In the backs David Skrela is preferred to Elissalade at fly half.
    • - Welcome to Eurosport LIVE coverage of the first of the Heineken Cup Semi Finals and it's a mouth-watering encounter between two of European rugby’s biggest hitters as last years champions, Leinster, take on 3 times winners, Toulouse. Leinster beat Toulouse at the Stade Municipal in the 2006 quarter final but the current French crop is in scintillating form following their 42-16 demolition of Stade in the last round.
  • Summary

    Toulouse versus Leinster
    Jauzion 56’, Skréla 60’ Tries Heaslip 65’
    Skréla 57’, 61’ Conversions Berne 66’
    Skréla 5’, 16’, 31’, 71’ Penalties Berne 33’, 40’, Kearney 44’
      Drops  

Live Team Line-Up

  • Toulouse

    Manager: Guy Novès

    On the Field

    Subs

    • Elissalde Substitution In (74′)
    • Poux Substitution In (44′)
    • Montes Substitution In (72′)
    • Picamoles Substitution In (72′)
    • Médard Substitution In (41′)
    • Lacombe Substitution In (75′)
    • David
    • Maestri Substitution In (57′)

    Injured

    None

    Suspended

    None

  • Leinster

    Manager: Michael Cheika

    On the Field

    Subs

    • Jackman
    • Dempsey
    • Keogh Substitution In (52′)
    • O'Kelly Substitution In (66′)
    • van der Linde Substitution In (32′)
    • Ross
    • Toner
    • O'Donohoe

    Injured

    None

    Suspended

    None

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