James Lowe in charge in Saturday’s win over Leicester.
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Leinster winger James Lowe says they will be fighting for five Toulouse titles when they reach the Champions Cup semi-finals on Saturday against the owners.

The four-time champions lag behind the French team in the showdown at the Aviva Stadium.

“I think it’s as big as possible – to win this title, we have to beat the best,” Lowe said.

“They have five stars on their chests, and that’s what we’ve been striving for for years.”

Leinster striker Kian Healy and winger Jimmy O’Brien are questioning the game after coming out of head injury in last quarter’s win over Leicester last weekend at Welford Road.

The pair will follow return-to-play protocols, while James Ryan’s blockade (concussion) and prostitute Ronan Kelleher (shoulder) have been tested, and eighth Max Digan (shoulder) may be available after returning to training.

Toulouse reached the semifinals after defeating Munster in a dramatic penalty shootout in Dublin on Saturday.

Pierre Fuissac's enthusiasm after Toulouse defeated Munster in a Dublin shootout
Pierre Fuissac’s enthusiasm after Toulouse defeated Munster in a Dublin shootout

Lowe is happy to be among the penalty takers against the top 14 champions if another series is needed to determine the winners.

“They are the champion side, that’s right. They are the current champions, the current double champions, and they are a team that plays a beautiful game of rugby,” added the Irish international.

“In addition to everything, we know that if we can set up our things properly and try to limit their capabilities, we can go a long way.

“Our home fans will show up en masse, I’m sure. Dublin will definitely turn it on. We know that if we can show a clinical performance, we’ll do our best.

“Toulouse has a lot of great faces that we have to keep ready for. But that’s the name of the game. You’re knocked out. It’s amazing to be home and we hope we get sold out.

“Yeah, I’ll definitely raise my hand (in a shootout) – I know the drama is weird for the viewer, but jeeps when I heard the game went on for 100 minutes. I didn’t want to play 100 minutes, 80 minutes is good and really enough.” .


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