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Leinster’s Defence Key In The Battle For Five Stars

Two European forces will collide on Sunday at the Aviva Stadium as Leinster and Toulouse battle it out to see who will go and contest for that highly coveted fifth star. The Heineken Champions Cup semi-final sees the holders go up against one of the continent’s form teams. Form is a word that seems to be following the French giants …

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Johnny Sexton Admits Scrutiny Over Form Has Gone To A New Level

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Johnny Sexton returns to Leinster duty tomorrow for the first time in 2019 as he captains the side in their Champions Cup semi-final clash with Toulouse at the Aviva Stadium. At 3.15pm tomorrow Sexton will kick-off for the first time since Ireland’s defeat to Wales in the final round of this year’s Six Nations championship on a day that Sexton …

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Dave Kearney Rises High As Leinster Tank Toulouse

Two greats of European rugby met head at the RDS in Dublin this afternoon in a race for five Heineken Champions Cup titles and qualification from Pool 1 of this year’s competition.  The previous meeting between Leinster and Toulouse back in October proved to be a titanic battle, one that the saw the French side come out on top against the …

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Toulouse Run In Five Tries To Mount Pressure On Leinster

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Two tries from scrum-half Antoine Dupont and 17 points from the boot of full-back Thomas Ramos led Toulouse to a superb 42-27 win over Wasps on Saturday which all but guarantees the French club a place in the last eight of the European Champions Cup. Saracens also strengthened their chase for the last eight with a hard-fought win in Cardiff. …

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Watch: Toulouse Scored An Absolutely Stunning Team Try Against Toulon On Sunday

Toulouse produced a stunning try during their narrow 20-16 defeat away to Toulon on Sunday. After Toulouse lost possession near Toulon’s 10m line, Toulouse flanker Semi Kunatani offloaded the ball to centre Yann David, who popped it off to hooker David Roumieu. Roumieu then beautifully slipped it out to winger Yohann Huget on the 10m line. An excellent counter-attacker, Huget …

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Watch: Concussion Protocols Back In Spotlight As Toulouse Star Returns To Play Despite Appearing Severely Compromised

Concussion protocols in rugby have been cast back into the spotlight following the Top 14 clash between Toulouse and the high flying La Rochelle at the weekend. With the game still in its infancy, Fijian powerhouse Levani Botai went on the attack for La Rochelle, and having gathered a serious head of steam, ran straight over the unfortunate Alexis Polisson, …

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Talent Playing Under The Radar: An Underrated XV Selection

Despite producing the goods week in week out for their clubs, this XV selection remains unappreciated by the majority outside their club or country walls. Some remain under the radar at international level while others despite being capped, never seem to get the credit they deserve. Here’s an underrated XV: _____ 15. Chris Pennell (Worcester Warriors): Dangerous in attack, solid defensively, …

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Ex-All Black Hits Out At Big Spending French Clubs

CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND - JULY 05: Corey Flynn of the Crusaders looks on prior to the start of the round 18 Super Rugby match between the Crusaders and the Blues at AMI Stadium on July 5, 2014 in Christchurch, New Zealand. (Photo by Martin Hunter/Getty Images)

The argument about the big spending by French and English clubs has been raging for a while now. It mainly centres around the might of the clubs and how their financial clout is damaging the sport, the development of youth and, ultimately, the destruction of their national teams. With the national side still viewed as the highest honour an individual rugby …

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Top 10 Heineken Cup Teams: No.6 Stade Toulousain (2005)

2005 and 6th  position sees French aristocrats Toulouse make their first appearance on our list. Toulouse’s third Heineken Cup victory was achieved, like all the others, under the astute leadership of Guy Noves with his star studded team. Before the days of Toulon, Clermont and Racing Metro splashing huge amounts of cash, it was Toulouse who had an operating budget …

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