'There's still room for growth' - Leo Cullen after Leinster's win over Toulouse in semi-final

Leo Cullen guided Leinster to final of Heineken Champions Cup
Leo Cullen guided Leinster to final of Heineken Champions Cup

Leinster head coach Leo Cullen believes there is still room for improvement following the club's 40-17 win over Toulouse in the semi-final of the Heineken Champions Cup.

James Lowe and Josh van der Flier scored for Leinster in the opening half while Toulouse had a solitary try from Antoine Dupont as they trailed the opening half with a 23-10 scoreline after losing Emmanuel Meafou to sin-bin for an illegal tackle.

Nevertheless, a second from Lowe and a touchdown from Hugo Keenan in the closing stage combined with an impressive outing from Johnny Sexton sealed the victory for Leinster, who last won the title in 2018.

“Credit to the lads, there was lots of really good stuff in the game. They threw the kitchen sink at them, but Toulouse, they hung in and hung in,” he said.

“They’re always a constant threat. You can see that in the first half, where we’re attacking in their 22, we lose possession and they’re gone the length of the field (for Dupont’s score). That constant threat was there the whole time.

“For our guys, I thought it was a good performance overall. There’s still room for growth as always, but to deliver a big performance in a semi-final, it’s pleasing.”

Leinster will now be facing La Rochelle in the final of the tournament to be played in Marseille on 28th May.


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