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Toulon
Toulon
29
Tries
Drew Mitchell (61), Xavier Chiocci (45)
Penalties
Matt Giteau (78,42), Delon Armitage (66), Jonny Wilkinson (16,3)
Drops
none
Cons
Matt Giteau (62,46)

14
Leinster
Leinster

Tries
Jordi Murphy (69)
Penalties
Jimmy Gopperth (54,28,19)
Drops
none
Cons
none


80'
Full Time
FULL-TIME: TOULON 29-14 LEINSTER

80'
Full Time
There's the full-time whistle. Toulon have simply overwhelmed Leinster here, who haven't been able to match the hosts' power, pace and intensity. They had a little joy in the scrummage, but Toulon have been utterly dominant in every other aspect of gameplay. No fairytale ending for Brian O'Driscoll, and it's the French side who march on to tackle provincial rivals Munster. Thanks for joining us.

79'
Penalty
PENALTY, TOULON, GITEAU! 29-14

78'
Another penalty for Toulon with two minutes to play. Giteau happy to take three points.

77'
Giteau launches a drop-goal from a good 45 metres, it drifts wide. Toulon gather the restart and they'll attack once again and grind this one out.

76'
Another penalty for Toulon, the red jerseys flop over the breakdown and Marty Moore is isolated. That should be that.

75'
Yellow card for Fresia who flies over the top of a ruck and hammers Eoin Reddan. No leniency from Barnes, but Kearney's punt for the corner is just too greedy. Mitchell keeps in and clears. Now Leinster attack once more.

73'
Leinster back in possession in midfield. They need a miracle.

71'
Madigan misses. Still twelve points to go.

70'
Try
TRY, LEINSTER, MURPHY! 26-15 The substitute Jordi Murphy has burrowed over off the back of an excellent driving maul. Surely too little, too late?

69'
Leinster win a penalty and boot to the corner. Five metre lineout.

67'
PENALTY, TOULON, DELON ARMITAGE! 26-9 That is a sensational kick from Delon Armitage! A monstrous penalty, and the holders and now 17 points clear. That will be that.

66'
Toulon really are bossing things now. They've gone from strong to utterly dominant at the breakdown and lineout. Leinster can't hold their own. But a comedy moment as Toulon win a penalty 60 odd metres out, and someone has brought the tee on. The laws of the game mean Armitage must now go for goal...

65'
Conversion
CONVERSION, TOULON, GITEAU! 23-9

65'
Try
TRY, TOULON, MITCHELL! 21-9 The champions are heading for the semi-finals, it seems! Superb 80 metre breakaway from Armitage, the kick and chase, and the ball was recycled for Bastareaud to rumble forth and feed Mitchell who steps and goes under the posts. That should be game over.

62'
Armitage is winning absolutely everything on the ground as Toulon turn Leinster over in the 22 and clear. Encouraging attacking play from the visitors, though.

60'
And another scrum penalty gets Leinster out of their own 22.

58'
Another reprieve for the visitors as Toulon's attack comes to nothing once again inside the 22. Tillous-Borde fumbles at the base of the ruck. Brilliant interplay between Rossouw and Steffon Armitage to puncture the Leinster midfield initially.

55'
Penalty
PENALTY, LEINSTER, GOPPERTH! 16-9 Big kick from Jimmy Gopperth. They're back to within seven points of the hosts.

55'
Same offence from a front-row, tackler not releasing from Chiocci. Goppeth from a near-identical position, goes for three points.

53'
Oh no...he's missed it. Just past the post. Leinster can't afford to leave points on the table.

52'
Penalty to Leinster, Hayman fails to release in the tackle. Gopperth goes for goal.

51'
Scrum penalty for Leinster and they can clear down into Toulon territory.

50'
Toulon attack again as Mitchell scythes inside and into the visitors' 22 once more. Hayman spills and Leinster survive. Another try would kill it.

48'
Steffon Armitage smuggles another one at the breakdown, Leinster not able to make any ground on the home 22.

47'
Conversion
CONVERSION, TOULON, GITEAU! 16-6 Toulon now with a very important ten-point gap.

46'
Try
TRY, TOULON, CHIOCCI! 14-6 Big, big try. Chiocci bundles his way over after immense pressure from the hosts. Great defence from Leinster deep in their 22 again, but this time Toulon do make them pay.

45'
A pair of knock-ons and a big kick and chase from Steffon Armitage has Toulon a lineout 30 metres out. Great work from the number eight, smashing Rob Kearney.

43'
Penalty
PENALTY, TOULON, GITEAU! 9-6 He makes no mistake this time, Toulon back in the lead.

42'
Toulon win a penalty on halfway as Jennings gets himself isolated in the tackle. Giteau goes for goal again, from the same spot he missed from in the first half.

40'
Kick Off
We're back underway here in the baking heat of the Cote d'Azur. Gopperth kicks off.

40'
Half Time
HALF-TIME: TOULON 6-6 LEINSTER

40'
Half Time
Toulon spill once again with an overlap, and Wayne Barnes blows for half-time. This is a game played at a furious pace, but errors have kept the scores very low. Leinster will be pleased to go in level having been dominated in terms of possession and territory. A huge forty minutes still to come!

39'
Awesome breakdown defence again, this time it's McCarthy who wins the turnover and the penalty. They struggle to contain the hosts in midfield, but they are galvanised deep in their own 22.

38'
Leinster defending well again in their own 22, winning a penalty. Toulon will be disappointed not to have crossed the whitewash at least once this half.

35'
Good defence from Leinster after the hosts charge into the 22 via Danie Rossouw. Choke tackle, scrum Leinster.

33'
He's pulled that one well wide, perhaps sacrificing technique for power.

32'
Lots of handling errors in the opening half hour, but Leinster have ascendancy in the scrum. Eoin Reddan a tad too eager from that set-piece, though, and Giteau can line up a penalty from halfway.

29'
Penalty
PENALTY, LEINSTER, GOPPERTH! 6-6 Jonny is limping off. The clash of the legends ends after 28 minutes. A lovely reception from both sets of fans. Meanwhile Gopperth lines up his second attempt of the match, and he nails it.

26'
Leinster warming to the task now, starting to match the hosts' intensity. Toulon now throwing in on their own 5m line as Healy magnificently charges down Wilkinson. The two legends are down here, O'Driscoll and Wilkinson receiving treatment.

25'
More imprecision in midfield hands Toulon the scrum on their own 10m line in midfield. Wide open attacking position.

23'
Here come Toulon again! Giteau breaks into the 22, but again the ball is spilled and Leinster hack downfield. Then Armitage loses it, and Heaslip knocks on with a real chance to attack. Leinster will have the scrum, though.

20'
Penalty
PENALTY, LEINSTER, GOPPERTH! 6-3 Scrum penalty for the visitors, and Gopperth knocks over to cut the lead.

19'
Suta spills the restart, really messy from the big second-row. Positioned poorly and head-on to the ball. Leinster scrum on the 22.

16'
Penalty
PENALTY, TOULON, WILKINSON! 6-0 Jonny steps up and bangs over penalty number from 50 metres after Jennings fails to release once more.

15'
The breakdown proving a terrific contest, this time it's Steffon Armitage making the turnover in his own 22. Wilkinson with a great clearance, and we pause for breath as Delon Armitage and McFadden receive treatment.

13'
Better from Leinster, as they counter-attack nicely through McFadden and O'Driscoll. The veteran is penalised, though, for an unorthodox tackle on D Armitage.

11'
Leinster out of jail again, the pace of the Toulon attack is too much for the Dubliners to handle at times. This the time, with a try seemingly on the cards again after lovely hands from the hosts, the ball squirts out of a ruck three metres from the line. Leinster clear.

10'
Crucial interception from Rob Kearney! Toulon with the overlap, just needed to make the pass - there are three men poised to score from 10 metres out, but Kearney steps in and plucks the ball from the air. He spills it soon after, and Toulon have a scrum on the 22.

9'
Leinster looking to put pressure on Mitchell with high balls, bringing the aerial talents of Rob Kearney into play. The visitors have the lineout 30 metres from their own line.

6'
A little bit of breathing space for the visitors as Toulon spill, but the pace of their play is frenetic. Rapid recycling and ball retention, and Bastareaud is finding early holes.

4'
Penalty
PENALTY, TOULON, WILKINSON! 3-0 Super start from the hosts, Juan Smith held up inches short and Jennings lies all over the ball. Penalty, and fortunate to avoid a yellow card.

2'
Toulon have the play early on in the sunshine as they batter their way into the Leinster 22. Dangerous start!

0'
Kick Off
Wilkinson kicks off!

0'
The teams are out here at a sun-kissed Mayol, kick-off moments away!

0'
Leinster welcome back Irish internationals Brian O'Driscoll, Cian Healy, Mike Ross and Jamie Heaslip, but the big call is the inclusion of Kiwi Jimmy Gopperth ahead of the young Ian Madigan, who has had a fine season at fly-half.

0'
Leinster welcome back Irish internationals Brian O'Driscoll, Cian Healy, Mike Ross and Jamie Heaslip, but the big call is the inclusion of Kiwi Jimmy Gopperth ahead of the young Ian Madigan, who has had a fine season at fly-half.

0'
This Toulon XV is packed with talent and notoriety. Australian internationals Matt Giteau and Drew Mitchell start alongside Springboks Danie Rossouw and Juan Smith, with Argentine skipper Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe at 7.

0'
Welcome
Hello, and welcome to live coverage from Stade Felix Mayol of Toulon's crunch quarter-final with Leinster. It's Wilkinson versus O'Driscoll, it's Armitage versus Heaslip. This one will be a cracker - kick-off less than 30 minutes away.


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