European Champions Cup: Toulouse beat La Rochelle to claim record fifth title


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La Rochelle: (12) 17
Tries: Kerr-Barlow Pens: West (4)
Toulouse: (9) 22
Tries: Mallia Pens: Ntamack (5) Cons: Ntamack

Toulouse claimed the European Champions Cup for a record fifth time with a 22-17 win against 14-man La Rochelle in front of 10,000 fans at Twickenham.

La Rochelle centre Levani Botia was sent off for a dangerous tackle after 30 minutes but his side led 12-9 after a physical first half.

Juan Cruz Mallia scored the first try after an hour to put Toulouse ahead.

Tawera Kerr-Barlow dived over for La Rochelle late on to ensure a gripping finish but Toulouse held on.

The win gave Toulouse their first victory in the competition since 2010, making them the first French side to win the title since Toulon six years ago.

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