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- European Rugby Champions Cup
- Quarter Final
- 6th Apr 2014
- KO 16:30
- Ground: Stade Felix Mayol
- Att: 15,300
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Holders Toulon eased past three-time former champions Leinster 29-14 at Stade Felix Mayol to move into the Heineken Cup semi-finals.
Despite losing veteran fly-half Jonny Wilkinson to an injury midway through the first half, the French side pulled clear to win with plenty in hand, scoring tries in the second half through Xavier Chiocci and Drew Mitchell.
Jordi Murphy crossed for Leinster with 11 minutes left to cut the deficit to 12 points, but Toulon were able to close out the win.
Toulon will face Munster in Marseilles in the last four on April 27.
Between them these teams had lifted the trophy four times in the last five years yet this was their first meeting in the tournament.
Wilkinson kicked Toulon into a 6-0 lead though it was only some desperate Leinster defending that prevented it from being more.
Toulon, roared on by their vociferous support at the sun-drenched Stade Felix-Mayol, began at a thunderous pace, led by Mathieu Bastareaud.
The powerful French centre was twice involved in the build up to the first of Wilkinson's penalty inside four minutes after Juanne Smith went close.
Wilkinson then put David Smith through and only a crucial interception by Rob Kearney prevented a score.
That was to prove a recurring theme during the first half as Toulon were knocked off their stride by Leinster and wasted several chances.
Giteau evaded Rhys Ruddock, Mitchell broke clear and twice Craig Burden made inroads but all came to nothing amid catalogue of handling errors.
More mistakes also resulted in Wilkinson, forced to clear the danger following a dropped pass and blocked kick, trudging off injured in the 28th minute following a heavy collision.
And Jimmy Gopperth's two kicks ensured Leinster went in level 6-6 at half-time amid a chorus of whistles and boos from the restless home crowd.
Jeers turned to cheers when Toulon burst into a 10-point lead just five minutes into the second half.
Giteau struck from close to the halfway line, having missed an earlier effort from a similar range.
The former Wallaby then followed another searing break by livewire hooker Burden.
Juanne Smith and Danie Rossouw were stopped short before prop Chiocci crashed over from close range.
Gopperth clawed back three points but the game turned once Toulon made their passes stick.
Rossouw disrupted a Leinster lineout that had been erratic throughout and Steffon Armitage hacked ahead.
The English number eight showed tremendous pace to win the foot race and Bastareaud crashed through three tackles before Mitchell shrugged off Gordon D'Arcy to score a vital try on 62 minutes.
Giteau converted and Delon Armitage added a penalty from the halfway line as Toulon established a commanding 26-9 lead.
Leinster showed their mettle when they responded with a well-worked try - Murphy was bundled over from a lineout drive five metres out 10 minutes from time.
However Gopperth missed the conversion from the touchline and Toulon remained just out of sight.
The hosts ended the game with 14 men when Florian Fresia was binned for a dangerous tackle on Reddan yet it was they who had the last word.
Kearney's tackle denied David Smith a score but Giteau followed with his fourth kick to settle the tie in the final minutes.Heineken Cup. Click here to bet.
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|Friday 17th October|
|European Rugby Champions Cup|
|19:45||Harlequins vs Castres|
|Saturday 18th October|
|13:00||Sale vs Munster|
|15:15||Saracens vs Clermont Auvergne|
|19:45||Leicester vs Ulster|
|15:15||Glasgow vs Bath|
|17:15||Racing Metro 92 vs Northampton|
|Sunday 19th October|
|17:15||Leinster vs Wasps|
|15:15||Toulon vs Scarlets|
|13:00||Toulouse vs Montpellier|
|13:00||Ospreys vs Benetton Treviso|
|Friday 24th October|
|19:45||Munster vs Saracens|
|Saturday 25th October|
|13:00||Ulster vs Toulon|
|19:45||Scarlets vs Leicester|
|15:15||Bath vs Toulouse|
|17:15||Montpellier vs Glasgow|
|17:15||Northampton vs Ospreys|
|Sunday 26th October|
|13:00||Clermont Auvergne vs Sale|
|15:00||Castres vs Leinster|
|17:15||Wasps vs Harlequins|
|17:15||Benetton Treviso vs Racing Metro 92|
|Saturday 6th December|
|TBC||Munster vs Clermont Auvergne|
|TBC||Sale vs Saracens|
|TBC||Castres vs Wasps|
|TBC||Harlequins vs Leinster|
|TBC||Ulster vs Scarlets|
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