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Leinster secure European final spot

Leinster overcame last season's Heineken Cup champions Toulouse 32-23 in a bruising semi-final showdown at the Aviva Stadium.

Brian O'Driscoll's 59th-minute try and Jonathan Sexton's 22-point kicking haul proved crucial as the Irish province avenged last May's semi-final loss to the same opposition.

Joe Schmidt's side twice came from behind to show their class in an absorbing second half, using their physicality up front to knock Toulouse off their stride and progress to their second Heineken Cup final in three years.

Jamie Heaslip also touched down for the hosts in the first half.

Florian Fritz and Louis Picamoles were the try-scorers for Toulouse, with David Skrela and Nicolas Bezy kicking the rest of their points.


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