Leinster will defend their European Champions Cup title against Saracens after claiming a 30-12 semi-final victory over Toulouse in Dublin on Sunday. DYLAN JACK reports.
Toulouse boosted their Top 14 title hopes by claiming a dramatic 47-44 win over Clermont, while there were also wins for Racing 92, Grenoble, La Rochelle, Lyon, Stade Français and Castres.
Toulon beat Toulouse 25-10 to snap their 14-match unbeaten streak, while there were also French Top 14 wins for Grenoble, Bordeaux, Montpellier, Castres and Lyon.
SARugbymag.co.za looks back at the past weekend’s European Champions Cup, Challenge Cup and Major Rugby League matches involving South African players.
Toulouse shrugged off a first-half red card to claim a 22-21 victory against Racing 92 in their European Champions Cup quarter-final in Paris on Sunday.
Toulouse extended their unbeaten run to 14 games with a 53-21 win over Lyon, while there were also Top 14 victories for Montpellier, Castres, Racing 92, Agen, Bordeaux and Clermont.
Toulouse claimed a 28-9 bonus-point victory over Stade Français, while there were also Top 14 wins for Clermont, Montpellier, Racing 92, Pau, Castres and Toulon.
Leinster cruised to a 37-19 victory against Wasps to finish top of Pool 1 and progress to the European Champions Cup quarter-finals, while Toulouse also won on Sunday.
Cheslin Kolbe’s try guided Toulouse to a 24-16 win over Wasps, while there were also European Champions Cup wins for Gloucester, the Glasgow Warriors, Leinster and Toulon on Saturday.
Bok utility back Cheslin Kolbe has signed a contract extension with Toulouse to remain with the French club until the end of the 2022-23 season.