SCENES in Toulouse as fans celebrate after Antoine Dupont’s charges clinch a sixth Champions Cup title

Jared Wright
Scenes in Toulouse following the Champions Cup final win over Leinster.

Scenes in Toulouse following the Champions Cup final win over Leinster.

Toulouse is buzzing as fans who couldn’t make it to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium celebrate a sixth Champions Cup title.

In a nail-biting final that stretched over 100 minutes, Antoine Dupont’s side emerged victorious, clinching a 31-22 victory over Leinster. The tension was palpable as the first 80 minutes ended in a try-less draw.

Matthis Lebel rounded off a stunning flowing attack to help the side secure an extra-time victory, with Thomas Ramos kicking 11 points in the last 20 minutes.

Celebrations in Toulouse

The victory means that Toulouse have now won the Champions Cup on six occasions, twice more than Leinster and any other team in the competition’s history.

Back in the rugby-mad town, the celebrations have kicked off with thousands taking to the streets waving flags and celebrating the victory.

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With flares being fired and fans singing, the celebrations are bound to extend long into the night.

“It’s awesome to be able to win with this team, the last two years were very tough for us after losing the semi-finals,” Dupont said after the match.

“This year we really felt we could win this competition, we are really proud for the club and the team.”

The brilliant scrum-half produced a Player of the Match performance, steering his club to victory.

Toulouse win extra-time thriller against Leinster to claim SIXTH Champions Cup title

A double?

After claiming the title, Toulouse now return to action in the Top 14 as they attempt to finish top of the table with two rounds left to play.

They currently lead the league with home clash against La Rochelle and an away game against Lyon left before the knockout stages.

Ugo Mola’s side have the opportunity to replicate their Top 14-Champions Cup double heroics of 2021 this year, which would be their third double in their history, having won both tournaments in 2003, too.

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