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'What A Game!' - Leinster Loss Doesn't Take Away From Cracking Clash

'What A Game!' - Leinster Loss Doesn't Take Away From Cracking Clash

With Stade Ernest-Wallon rocking, and Toulouse looking to make up for lost time in the European Champions Cup, Leinster succumbed to a rare victory this afternoon in France.

Although it'll be scant consolation to Leo Cullen and his men, this result will surely become a footnote in what will undoubtedly be held up as one of the games of the season.

Coming right down to the wire, a 28-27 win was enough to bring Leinster's 10-match winning run in this competition to an end, and launch Toulouse to the top of Pool 1.

An exhilarating tie, there was no shortage of high praise for the game.

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A game marked by fantastic moments of skill (and some less desirable mistakes), a reverse pass from Johnny Sexton to allow Sean Cronin in for what looked for a short while to have been the match-winning try certainly caught the eye.

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However, not to be undone, this break from deep inside their own half saw some wonderfully clinical passing from Toulouse result in a well-worked try.

The resulting conversion would be enough to give Toulouse the required 28 points to overhaul Leinster's tally.

In the end, though one team had to lose, even the most ardent of Leinster fans were left admiring what was an incredible clash between two great sides.

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You can read a full breakdown of the match here.ย 

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Arthur James O'Dea

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