Toulouse winger Cheslin Kolbe scored two first-half tries as the dominant French Top14 side eased past Ireland’s Ulster 36-8 at Stade Ernest Wallon on Sunday to reach the European Champions Cup semi-finals. The last meeting between the sides in the knockout stage was in Belfast during the 1998-99 campaign, when Ulster sealed a 15-13 quarter-final win en route to the title, but Toulouse took charge early on Sunday and never lost their grip on the match.
Ulster face a long spin home after a heavy defeat to French outfit Toulouse in the quarter-final of the Champions Cup. Toulouse got in over the Ulster try line within the opening five minutes, with Cheslin Kolbe eluding Jacob Stockdale, setting the tone of the remainder of the match. Kolbe would continue to be a thorn in Ulster's side for the remainder of the half, claiming his second try of the day just before the break.
Toulouse president Didier Lacroix said on Wednesday it was a difficult decision to move this month's European Champions Cup quarter-final with Ulster to Stade Ernest Wallon. The last eight tie on September 20 was originally scheduled for the French town's Le Stadium which holds 33,000 but has been moved to the four-time European champions home ground, which will have a maximum capacity of 5,000 due to coronavirus guidelines.