Toulouse book their place in the TOP14 Final

Toulouse book their place in the TOP14 Final

Tries from Sofiane Guitoune and Cheslin Kolbe saw Toulouse claim a 20-6 win over La Rochelle as well as a place in the TOP14 Final.

Toulouse's pack gave them the upper hand in the opening stages of the game which saw them work their way into the La Rochelle 22. From there Thomas Ramos drew in three defenders before Sofiane Guitoune ran the perfect line to slice through the defence and open the scoring, with Ramos adding the extras.

Ramos would miss a chance to extend Toulouse's advantage to 10 points but Ihaia West converted two penalties in five minutes to make it a one-point game.

Ramos would miss another chance to push the lead to 4 points before the break.

Peato Mauvaka continued his claim for test call up with another superb performance while Francois Cros impressed. Mathieu Tanguy and Kevin Gourdon battled hard for La Rochelle contributing with some heavy carries and big hits.

However, it was Toulouse's backline that stole the show, Cheslin Kolbe created plenty of problems for La Rochelle's defence from the first whistle to the last.

The Springbok fullback position was dangerous on the counter and when shifting to wing he scored a brilliant try.

Antoine Dupont kept the Toulouse attack ticking over while Guitoune thrilled once again scoring and assisting the two tries.

Toulouse was ruthless in their ability to get out on the field to win everything in the opening minutes, scrums, lineouts and collisions while the win could have been even more convincing as a forward pass from Ramos to Dupont was picked up following the former's interception.

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