DIRECT. Stade Toulousain turns its back against Leinster

DIRECT. Stade Toulousain turns its back against Leinster
DIRECT. Stade Toulousain turns its back against Leinster

33′ – Nice touch found by Dupont

The Toulouse captain performs a precise kick which allows his team to recover the ball within 22 meters.

32′ – Little space for attackers

Defense is in the spotlight on both sides in this first half. Still 6-3 for Stade Toulousain.

29′ – Great defensive return from Kinghorn

Sheehan intercepts a pass and recovers the ball. The Irish hooker leaves alone on the other side of the field but is narrowly caught by the Toulouse fullback 5 meters from the goal!

28′ – Great action from Toulouse!

On the other hand, the Rouge et Noir appear threatening and are getting closer to the Irish goal! Costes moves inside and beats two defenders before failing 15 meters from the line. Toulouse loses the ball on a bad pass from Dupont.

25′ – Stade Toulousain is still holding

Put in difficulty by the Irish, Ugo Mola’s men are still ahead after 25 minutes of play (6-3).

24′ – Ntamack saves Toulouse

Good scrape from the French flyhalf which puts an end to a big Irish action.

23′ – Ahki injured and replaced

The New Zealand center is forced out due to injury, replaced by Chocobares. This allows everyone to breathe a little at the start of the intense and addictive final.

21′ – Big tackle from Kinghorn on Byrne

The Scottish full-back from Toulouse sends the Irish fly-half flying on this intervention. The Red and Black regain the ball.

19′ – Leinster comes back to score (6-3)

Byrne scores his team’s first points after a penalty whistled against Toulouse. The Irish fly-half was 20 yards out on the left.

17′ – The Irish regained possession

After their good start to the match, the Toulouse residents are forced to turn their backs against their opponents who are back within 22 meters.

15′ – No try for Leinster

McCarthy thought he had scored the first try of the game but the Irish had committed a forward. Toulouse is holding on.

14′ – Leinster increases their pressure

The Rouge et Noir defense has held up well against the Irish attacks for five minutes. Toulouse still leads 6-0.

13′ – Big scare for Toulouse

Byrne’s kick finds Sheehan alone on the left wing, who passes blindly behind him. Roumat intercepts the ball and sends it into touch.

11′ – Highlight for the Irish

Leinster is recovering at the start of the final. After a throw 5 meters from the Toulouse goal, the Irish progressed but ended up cracking in the face of Toulouse pressure.

9′ – Lowe’s great breakthrough

The Irish winger accelerates down the right wing but is held back by the Toulouse defense.

7′ – Kinghorn doubles the lead (6-0)

The Scottish fullback tames the wind to score three additional points from a new penalty. Ideal start to the final for Toulouse.

5′ – First penalty against Leinster (3-0)

Kinghorn opened the scoring for Toulouse in this final after five minutes of play, securing a penalty taken 50 meters from the posts.

3′ – Toulouse in the Irish camp

Ugo Mola’s men maintain their pressure on Leinster. Gibson-Park manages to clear his camp.

2′ – What a start to the match for Toulouse!

The Rouge et Noir are off to a strong start in this final. After a great collective action, Dupont’s foot bites the touchline before a pass to Mallia which would have been decisive. The test is refused.

1′ – Let’s go to Tottenham!

The kick-off was given by Romain Ntamack. The final can begin!

15:44

Only a few minutes left before kick-off…

The two teams enter the pitch at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. The meeting will begin soon!

15:41

Leinster, sworn enemy of Toulouse

The Rouge et Noir remain on three consecutive defeats in the semi-finals against the Irish province, each time with big gaps in the score (30-12, 40-17, 41-22). But it wasn’t in the final…

15:37

The Champions Cup from father to son

15:34

Toulouse invincible in the final

Ugo Mola’s men have not lost a final since 2008. Since then, they have won the Champions Cup twice (2010, 2021) and the Top 14 five times (2011, 2012, 2019, 2021, 2023). Leinster lost in the last two finals of the European competition, against La Rochelle.

15:31

Antoine Dupont aims for the hat-trick

Antoine Dupont training at Tottenham this Saturday.

15:26

Which referee for this meeting?

15:24

Kick-off at 3:45 p.m.

The meeting will begin in less than half an hour now. It will be broadcast live on France 2 and on beIN Sports 1.

15:23

The Toulouse residents behind their team

Gathered on the Place du Capitole, the supporters of the Rouge et Noir are ready to give their voice, even from a distance.

15:17

A France-Ireland duel

Toulouse and Leinster have numerous internationals in their ranks, promising tasty battles between some of the best players in the world.

15:14

A gala final

The two most successful teams in the Champions Cup meet this Saturday in the final: four times winner of the event, Leinster is aiming for the record held by Toulouse with five coronations.

15:08

Keenan back with Leinster

The experienced Irish full-back regains his place in the starting fifteen after his hip injury. Josh Van der Flier, best player in the world 2022, will be a substitute at kick-off.

The composition of Leinster: Keenan – Larmour, Henshaw, Osborne, Lowe – Byrne, Gibson-park – Doris (c), Connors, Baird – Jenkins, McCarthy – Furlong, Sheehan, Porter.

Substitutes: Kelleher, Healy, Ala’alatoa, Ryan, Conan, McGrath, Frawley, Van der Flier

15:06

The same composition as in the semi-final

Stade Toulousain chose to line up the same starting fifteen as against Harlequins. Scottish full-back Blair Kinghorn was preferred to Thomas Ramos, who will start the match on the bench.

The composition of Toulouse: Kinghorn – Mallia, Costes, Ahki, Lebel – Ntamack, Dupont (c) – Roumat, Cros, Willis – Meafou, Flament – Aldegheri, Mauvaka, Baille.

Substitutes: Marchand, Neti, Merkler, Arnold, Brennan, Graou, Chocobares, Ramos.

15:02

Hello to all !

Welcome to this live broadcast dedicated to the Champions Cup final between Stade Toulousain and Leinster, at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Context

Toulouse in search of a sixth coronation

  • Stade Toulousain faces Leinster this Saturday afternoon in the Champions Cup final at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
  • The two teams are the most successful in the competition: five coronations for Toulouse, four for the Irish province.
  • In the semi-final, Ugo Mola’s men defeated Harlequins (38-26).
  • This is the third final in a row for Leinster, who lost against La Rochelle in 2022 and 2023.
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