European Champions Cup: 4-time champions Leinster too sturdy for Leicester in quarter-finals | Rugby Union Information


Leinster beat Leicester at Welford Highway with dominant first half taking guests into the semi-finals; Leinster will face Toulouse within the final 4; La Rochelle see off fellow French outfit Montpellier and can meet both Racing 92 or Sale Sharks in semi-finals

Final Up to date: 07/05/22 9:53pm

Johnny Sexton scored three penalties as Leinster beat Leicester to reach the European Champions Cup semi-finals

Johnny Sexton scored three penalties as Leinster beat Leicester to achieve the European Champions Cup semi-finals

Leinster and La Rochelle joined reigning champions Toulouse within the European Champions Cup semi-finals with victories over Leicester Tigers and Montpellier respectively.

Leinster – champions of Europe in 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2018 – beat Leicester 23-14 at Welford Highway with the hosts’ valiant second-half fightback coming too late.

Leinster led 20-0 at half-time due to tries from Josh Van Der Flier and Robbie Henshaw and three Johnny Sexton penalties.

The Tigers had been a distinct beast after the break and minimize their arrears within the forty sixth minute when Chris Ashton touched down within the nook.

Leinster, nonetheless, managed to quell the response and a Sixty fifth-minute penalty from Sexton’s alternative Ross Byrne put the guests 16 factors forward.

Leicester scored a late strive by way of Nic Dolly however Leinster ran out winners to safe a last-four conflict with Toulouse, who beat Munster by way of a penalty shootout in a Dublin epic earlier within the day.

Toulouse defeated La Rochelle in final yr’s closing and the 2 sides may meet once more on this yr’s trophy sport with the latter beating fellow French outfit Montpellier 31-19.

La Rochelle will face the winners of Sunday’s final quarter-final between Racing 92 and Sale Sharks within the final 4 later this month.


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