Champions Cup: Toulouse overcomes Leinster after extra time and wins a sixth continental title

Champions Cup: Toulouse overcomes Leinster after extra time and wins a sixth continental title

Matthis Lebel scored an important try in overtime. MAXPPP – Mike Egerton

Toulouse dominated the Irish province of Leinster after extra time (31-22) on Saturday at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London to win its sixth Champions Cup after 1996, 2003, 2005, 2010 and 2021.

The most successful club in the history of the competition succeeds La Rochelle, who won the last two editions by beating the same Leinster team each time in the final.

A few weeks ago, Ugo Mola, a skillful communicator, piqued the pride of his players by saying that the current Toulouse generation had not yet made such a mark on history of the club than some of its predecessors.

Third defeat in a row in the final for Leinster

He will have to find other psychological resources in the future as Antoine Dupont and his teammates are in the process of establishing a hegemony that will undoubtedly last for another year. not much time. A sixth star will soon adorn their red and black jersey after those won in 1996, 2003, 2005, 2010 and 2021. Which is two more than that of Leinster, beaten for the third consecutive year in the final.

After having already lost twice by nothing against La Rochelle, the Irish province, main supplier of the XV of Clover, has taken yet another lesson in French realism. Impressive offensively since the start of the competition, with more than six tries and 40 points per match on average, Toulouse built their success in the final very differently.

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