HOLDERS exeter were knocked out after a titanic quarter-final at sandy Park.
Only Leinster, Leicester, Toulon and Saracens have successfully defended the European Cup in its 26-year history.
And that sizeable task proved beyond Exeter as their Irish conquerors triumphed through Jordan Larmour’s try double, his fellow wing James Lowe’s first-half touchdown, plus 17 points from Ross Byrne.
Byrne replaced Leinster and Ireland captain Johnny Sexton, who kicked an early conversion but went off in the 28th minute before failing a head injury assessment.
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