Match report – Leinster 22 – 31 Toulouse

Full-back Blair Kinghorn took four penalties, winger Matthis Lebel scored a vital try and substitute full-back Thomas Ramos took another four penalties as Toulouse beat Leinster after extra time in an epic Champions Cup final at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in despite Richie Arnold’s red card.

Last update: 05/25/24 5:42 pm

Toulouse are European champions for the sixth time after a surprise victory over Leinster

Toulouse claimed a record sixth Champions Cup crown, beating Leinster 31-22 after extra time in an epic final at Tottenham.

The French team never trailed in the final, but had two possible tries disallowed by a matter of centimeters in each half, and Leinster caught them in a penalty-dominated 80 minutes.

Settled 15-15 at the end of regulation time, the Champions Cup final went to extra time for the third time in its history and, as on each of the previous occasions, Toulouse lifted the trophy.

Leinster flanker James Lowe was penalized early in extra time for a deliberate hit, and when Toulouse flanker Matthis Lebel scored a stunning solo try, Thomas Ramos gave them a 10-point lead with another penalty , the final finally seemed won.

That was until Toulouse lock Richie Arnold received a red card for a high tackle on Cian Healy, and a controversial try from Josh van der Flier left Leinster three points behind with 10 minutes of the second half complete. extra time to play.

However, Toulouse’s 14 players committed two more penalties in that period, which Ramos dispatched to spark French delirium in north London.

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