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Racing 92 21-22 Toulouse: Dupont inspires his side to Champions Cup semi-finals as Leinster watch on

Racing 92 21-22 Toulouse: Antoine Dupont inspires his side to Champions Cup semi-finals as Leinster watch on

  • Antoine Dupont inspired Toulouse to victory over Racing 92 in a thrilling tie 
  • Leinster’s entire coaching team were sitting in the stands at the U Arena in Paris
  • Toulouse now progress to the Champions Cup semi-finals as a result 

Leinster’s entire coaching team were sitting in the stands at the U Arena in Paris on Sunday afternoon.

Leo Cullen, Stuart Lancaster, John Fogarty and Felipe Contepomi will have left the French capital knowing they have serious work to do ahead of facing Toulouse at Lansdowne Road later this month.

The four-time champions overcame the first-half dismissal of Zack Holmes to beat Racing 92 — who had the Ireland international duo of Simon Zebo and Donnacha Ryan on board — in a thrilling European Champions Cup quarter-final.

Antoine Dupont inspired Toulouse to victory over Racing 92 in a thriller for the ages in Paris

Antoine Dupont inspired Toulouse to victory over Racing 92 in a thriller for the ages in Paris

Antoine Dupont inspired Toulouse to victory over Racing 92 in a thriller for the ages in Paris

Holmes was sent off for a high tackle on Juan Imhoff midway through the first half with his side trailing 10-7, but tries from Maxime Medard and Antoine Dupont, his second of the game, gave Toulouse the upper hand.

‘It was a huge blow but we kept our composure. We defended during the whole second half, we stuck together,’ said Dupont.

Maxime Machenaud reduced the gap to three points with two penalties in the second half and although a penalty from Thomas Ramos gave Toulouse a 22-16 lead, the home side had a chance to snatch victory when replacement hooker Camille Chat went over.

Dupont's second of the game gave Toulouse the upper hand and set them on course for victory

Dupont's second of the game gave Toulouse the upper hand and set them on course for victory

Dupont’s second of the game gave Toulouse the upper hand and set them on course for victory

However, Machenaud could not land the difficult conversion and the home side also had a try from Virimi Vakatawa disallowed in the closing minutes after a penalty for a lineout infringement.

‘For me, it’s the team that controls his rugby the best,’ said Toulouse head coach Ugo Mola.

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