James Lowe on the charge in Saturday's victory over Leicester
James Lowe on the cost in Saturday’s victory over Leicester
Venue: Aviva Stadium, Dublin Date: Saturday, 14 Might Kick-off: 15:00 BST
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Leinster wing James Lowe says they’re out to match Toulouse’s 5 titles as they head into Saturday’s Champions Cup semi-final in opposition to the the holders.

The four-time champions lie only one behind the French aspect’s tally going into the Aviva Stadium showdown.

“I feel that is as large because it will get – to win this title, we have got to beat the very best,” mentioned Lowe.

“They have 5 stars on their chest and that is one thing we have been striving in the direction of for years.”

Leinster prop Cian Healy and wing Jimmy O’Brien are doubts for the sport after coming off for head damage assessments in final weekend’s quarter-final win over Leicester at Welford Street.

The pair will comply with the return-to-play protocols whereas lock James Ryan (concussion) and hooker Ronan Kelleher (shoulder) have been handed match and quantity eight Max Deegan (shoulder) could possibly be out there after returning to coaching.

Toulouse progressed to the semi-finals after overcoming Munster in a dramatic penalty shootout in Dublin on Saturday.

Delight for Pierre Fouyssac after Toulouse beat Munster in the Dublin shootout
Delight for Pierre Fouyssac after Toulouse beat Munster within the Dublin shootout

Lowe is completely happy to be among the many penalty takers in opposition to the Prime 14 champions if one other shootout is required to resolve the victors.

“They seem to be a championship aspect, that is for positive. They’re the present champions, the present double champions and so they’re a crew that play a phenomenal sport of rugby,” added the Irish international.

“On prime of all that, we all know if we will get our stuff proper and attempt to restrict their alternatives, we will go a great distance.

“Our dwelling followers will flip up in droves, I am positive. Dublin will certainly flip it on. We all know if we will flip in a scientific efficiency, we’ll put our greatest foot ahead.

“Toulouse have plenty of excellent people that we’ve got to maintain on red alert for. However that is the secret. You are into knockout footy. It is wonderful to be at dwelling and hopefully we get a sold-out crowd.

“Yeah, I am going to undoubtedly put my hand up (in shootout) – I do know the drama is wonderful for the spectator however jeepers, once I heard that sport went to 100 minutes. I would not wish to play 100 minutes, 80 minutes is nicely and really sufficient.”


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