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RC Toulon in the Challenge Cup final after their victory in the semis against the Italians of Treviso

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Racing Club de Toulon is the final. The Toulonnais beat the Italians of Treviso in the semi-finals of the Challenge Cup (23-0). They will face the Scots of Glasgow in their fifth final in history in this European competition.

Toulon, outnumbered from the seventh minute of play, largely dominated (23-0) the Italians of Treviso in the semi-final of the Challenge Cup on Sunday at the Mayol stadium. Undefeated this season in the European Cup, the Varois will play their fifth final in this competition, the third in the last four seasons, on May 19 in Dublin against Glasgow.

For the first European semi-final of Italian rugby, the Trévisans failed to score a single point on the RCT field despite a successful run this season in the competition. However, the transalpine club found themselves in numerical superiority from the start of the meeting after a failed red card to Charles Ollivon for a high tackle on Matteo Minozzi (7th). Toulon, who were already leading thanks to a try from three-quarter center Duncan Paia’aua (5th), continued to dominate the first act to score another try by Georgian prop Beka Gigashvili (18th).

Public at the rendezvous

In continuous rain but thanks to a crowd at the rendezvous, Pierre Mignoni’s men held on before the break against the onslaught of Benetton. The Var then managed their lead in the second act, without ever being worried despite a very present tension on the ground. RC Toulon regained the taste of victory after their defeat at Castres last week, before refocusing on the Top 14 and a capital reception from La Rochelle at the Marseille Velodrome on Saturday for the 24th day of the championship (9:05 p.m.).

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