Toulouse face Leinster in Champions Cup after landing Sharks
Toulouse booked their Heineken Champions Cup semi-final spot with a 54-20 victory over Sharks at Stade Ernest-Wallon.
The five-time European champions made a statement of intent by scoring seven tries with full-back Thomas Ramos contributing 29 points.
The South African visitors were 10-3 ahead after 31 minutes and were still in the contest until Toulouse cut loose in the final 11 minutes.
A Curwin Bosch penalty and Grant Williams’ try put Sharks ahead but the boot of Ramos and Juan Cruz Mallia’s burst into the corner gave Toulouse a 14-10 interval lead.
Ramos converted his own try after racing over from Antoine Dupont’s pass but Sharks hit back when full-back Boeta Chamberlain broke through and Bosch added the extras.
Mallia scorched over for his second try and Sharks’ hopes were dented when Williams’ try was disallowed for a forward pass just as Bosch was about to take the conversion.
Toulouse will travel to Dublin to play Leinster in the semi-final later this month.
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