An 80th minute drop goal from Anthony Belleau has ended La Rochelle's remarkable season as Toulon won a thrilling Top 14 semifinal 18-15 in front of over 63,000 fans at the Vélodrome in Marseille.
La Rochelle -- who finished the regular season on top of the standings -- were in control with a 15-6 lead early in the second half until centre Pierre Aguillon was red carded for a tip tackle on Toulon midfielder and former Australian international James O'Connor.
British & Irish Lions fullback Leigh Halfpenny reduced the gap from the proceeding penalty, before kicking his fourth goal of the match to bring the score to 15-12 with 20 minutes to play.
Toulon enjoyed the majority of possession, but failed to turn it into points as dropped passes and resolute defence from La Rochelle frustrated the 2014 champions.
Halfpenny levelled it at 15-15 with a 70th minute penalty to set...
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