Stade Toulousain players discover the pitch at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

Stade Toulousain players discover the pitch at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Stade Toulousain players discover the pitch at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

As Tottenham Hotspur Stadium prepares to host the long-awaited showdown between Stade Toulousain and Leinster in the Champions Cup final, the players had the opportunity to take to the pitch for the final.

The big day is coming for Stade Toulousain, which will face Leinster in the final of the Champions Cup in London, Saturday May 25. The players were able to visit the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Friday afternoon.

The Toulouse residents took the opportunity to play a little football match on this lawn usually dedicated to football and a few meters from the competition trophy.




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The Stade Toulousain players organized a small football match on the pitch of the Tottenham Stadium in London.



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A little earlier today, Ugo Mola announced the renewal of the team which defeated Harlequins in the semi-final, with Cyril Baille, Peato Mauvaka and Dorian Aldegheri in the front row, and a formidable trio in the third row composed of Jack Willis, François Cros and Alexandre Roumat.

Antoine Dupont will lead the hinge alongside Romain Ntamack, while Juan Cruz Mallia and Matthis Lebel will bring their dynamism to the wings. Blair Kinghorn will be at the back, and on the bench, Joshua Brennan enters.

the starting XV of Stade Toulousain against Leinster : 15. Blair Kinghorn – 14. Juan Cruz Mallía, 13. Paul Costes, 12. Pita Ahki, 11. Matthis Lebel – 10. Romain Ntamack, 9. Antoine Dupont (c) – 8. Alexandre Roumat, 7. François Cros, 6. Jack Willis – 5. Emmanuel Meafou, 4. Thibaud Flament – ​​3. Dorian Aldegheri, 2. Peato Mauvaka, 1. Cyril Baille.

The replacements : 16. Julien Marchand, 17. Rodrigue Neti, 18. Joel Merkler, 19. Richie Arnold, 20. Joshua Brennan, 21. Paul Graou, 22. Santiago Chocobares, 23. Thomas Ramos.

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The Champions Cup trophy.

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For Leinster, Hugo Keenan and James Ryan will be back, but Garry Ringrose will be missing. Will Connors will replace Josh van der Flier in the third row, adding a touch of the unexpected to this highly anticipated final.

Both teams field solid lineups, promising a high-level spectacle for rugby fans.

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