Champions Cup final live: Leinster vs La Rochelle

Sexton has gone off, seemingly injured, Byrne on for Leinster. Liebenberg on for La Rochelle.

This is so, so, so stupid. The French second row, Lavault, trips Gibson-Park as the scrum-half darts past chasing a kick ahead. The TMO has a look and the second row is sent to the bin. And rightly so.

Leinster 21-17 La Rochelle Byrne, on for Sexton, cracks over the kick. Serious damage done for La Rochelle, who had done so well to force themselves back into things.

A high tackle by Gibson-Park in midfield. Dulin drills a fantastic touch-finder for the right corner. A try for La Rochelle now and Leinster will need another score to win their fifth Champions Cup.

Despite that moment of utter brainlessness by the second row, Lavault, he is about to come back on, and La Rochelle are the ones putting their opponents under pressure.

La Rochelle take another scrum and it’s another penalty conceded by Leinster as their scrum collapses.

It’s basically an endless penalty advantage for La Rochelle now as they hammer away near the try-line. But the Leinster defending is so, so impressive. Perhaps they are lucky that a yellow card hasn’t been produced at this stage.