Toulouse missing key players ahead of semi-final

Injury-hit Toulouse will have to draw on all their experience to overcome London Irish in the Heineken Cup semi-final at Twickenham on Saturday.

Injury-hit Toulouse will have to draw on all their experience to overcome London Irish in the Heineken Cup semi-final at Twickenham on Saturday.

They have been decimated by the loss of such luminaries as Clement Poitrenaud, Vincent Clerc, Florian Fritz, Thierry Dasutoir, Gaffie du Toit and Jean-Baptiste Poux.

There are a number of untested players at this level and cpatain Fabien Pelous will need the assistance of those around him to defy a fully-fit Irish.

Toulouse (v London Irish): 15 Cedric Heymans, 14 Maxime Midard, 13 Manu Ahotaeiloa, 12 Yannick Jauzion, 11 Yves Donguy, 10 Jean-Baptiste Elissalde, 9 Bryon Kelleher, 8 Shaun Sowerby, 7 Yannick Nyanga, 6 Jean Bouilhou, 5 Patricio Albacete, 4 Fabien Pelous (c), 3 Salvatore Perugini, 2 William Servat, 1 Daan Human.

Replacements: 16 Omar Hasan, 17 Alberto Basualdo, 18 Millo-Chluski, 19 Grigory Lamboley, 20 Thierry Dusautoir, 21 Vincent Courrent / Finau Maka, 22 Maxime Mermoz.

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