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How To Watch Leinster v Toulouse In Mouthwatering Aviva Clash

How To Watch Leinster v Toulouse In Mouthwatering Aviva Clash

The two most successful teams in European rugby face off this weekend with Leinster facing Toulouse in the Heineken Champions Cup semifinal. Both sides have been in terrific form of late and with 22 players that featured in Ireland's defeat to France in the Six Nations likely to play, this will be a contest you won't want to miss.Β Find out all the information below, including how to watch Leinster v Toulouse.

When is Leinster v Toulouse?

Kick off is at 3pm on Saturday 14th May.

How to watch Leinster v Toulouse?

The game will be shown live of BT Sport 1 with coverage starting at 2:30pm

Form Guide

There's no doubt that these are two of the most star studded squads in world rugby at the moment. Leinster are sitting on top spot in the United Rugby Championship standings, but Toulouse find themselves in sixth place in the Top 14 table.

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The five time champions needed a dramatic place kicking competetion to overcome Munster in the quarter final after the two sides couldn't be seperated after extra time.

Toulouse had a poor run of form during the pool stages and only won one of their four games but wins over Ulster in the round of 16 and against Munster last week has kept them on track for a sixth European title.

Leinster booked their place in the semifinal after a 23-14 win over Premiership leaders Leicester last week thanks to first half tries from Josh Van Der Flier and Robbie Henshaw.

Leinster boss Leo Cullen spoke about his excitement ahead of the game after last week's victory.

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"It'll be a huge semifinal against the five time champions Toulouse, current Top 14 champions. A lot of them guys would have represented France and be Grand Slam champions as well... unbelievably exciting challenge."

Leo Cullen's side finished their Pool A campaign with three wins from their four games before beating Connacht in the last 16 round.

The last time these two sides met was back in April 2019 with Leinster beating the French side 30-12 at the Aviva Stadium.

Leinster will be looking for their first Heineken Champions Cup trophy since 2018.

Team News

Leo Cullen has named an unchanged starting XV from last week's win over Leicester Tigers. The only change to the squad is Ciaran Frawley being named on the bench after Tommy O'Brien suffered an ACL injury during the week.

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Jimmy O'Brien is in line to win his 50th cap for the province and he will be looking to add to his tally of eight tries so far this season.

Toulouse have named three changes to their starting lineup after last week's quarterfinal win over Munster.

Cyril Baille returns to the front row replacing Rodrigue Neti who drops to the replacement bench. Anthony Jelonch comes in for Thibaud Flament in the back row , while Juan Cruz Malia comes in for Dimitri Delibes on the wing.

See Also: Leinster Do Their Talking On The Pitch As They March Into The Semi-Finals

Luke Delaney
Article written by
Final year journalism student at Dublin City University.

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