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Dusautoir devastated after loss

10th May 2014 07:26

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SKY_MOBILE Thierry Dusautoir - Toulouse

Disappointed: Thierry Dusautoir

Toulouse captain Thierry Dusautoir said he felt devastated that the club's run of 20 successive semi-final appearances had come to an end.

Racing Metro secured a shock 21-16 play-off victory over Toulouse at Stade Ernest Wallon on Friday and will now face Toulon in Lille on May 16 in the first semi-final.

Ireland fly-half Jonathan Sexton was Racing's hero as he scored all their points via seven penalties.

"It's a huge disappointment after playing in the semi-finals for 20 years," said Dusautoir.

"On the game itself, we tried to up the intensity in the second half, but left it too late."

The result was also revenge for a Racing side who had lost 33-19 to the same opponents at the same venue in the quarter-finals 12 months ago.

"We were saying that we felt a little cursed in the play-offs," said Racing centre Henry Chavancy.

"These last four years we had made the play-offs but had not won a game.

"We stood together tonight. We showed that Racing are a band of brothers."

On Saturday, Clermont take on defending champions Castres with the winners to meet Montpellier in the semi-finals.

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Forthcoming Fixtures
FixtureDetails
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Top 14
Friday , September 5
Montpellier vs Castres20:45
Saturday , September 6
Brive vs Toulouse14:45
Clermont Auvergne vs Racing Metro Paris17:00
Grenoble vs La Rochelle18:30
Stade Francais vs Bayonne18:30
Lyon vs Oyonnax18:30
Toulon vs Bordeaux-Begles20:45
Saturday , September 13
Toulon vs Stade Francais18:00
Racing Metro Paris vs Lyon18:00
La Rochelle vs Castres18:00
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Saturday , August 30
La Rochelle 37 - 25 ToulouseLa Rochelle vs Toulouse Report
Oyonnax 33 - 6 Stade Francais
Grenoble 37 - 23 Bordeaux-Begles
Racing Metro Paris 17 - 10 ToulonRacing Metro Paris vs Toulon Report
Castres 30 - 6 BayonneCastres vs Bayonne Report
Lyon 24 - 6 Brive
Friday , August 29
Clermont Auvergne 20 - 21 MontpellierClermont Auvergne vs Montpellier Report
Saturday , August 23
Brive 6 - 21 Clermont AuvergneBrive vs Clermont Auvergne Report
Bayonne 38 - 12 Oyonnax
Bordeaux-Begles 30 - 21 Racing Metro Paris
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Overall 2014
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PosTeamPPts
1Toulon39
2Toulouse39
3Montpellier39
4Clermont Auvergne39
5Bordeaux-Begles38