The two behemoths of the competition – four crowns and 11 semifinals each – will compete for the twelfth time. Advantage to …
Since last season, defending Leinster have won 15 of their 16 Champions Cup matches. His only defeat? At the 2e Day of the group phase this season against … Stade Toulousain!
The province of Leinster and Toulouse have already met twice in the semifinals. The Rouge et Noir had won in 2010, the Irish in 2011. Each time, the victorious team had then won the final …
6 to 5
Leinster hooker Sean Cronin is the best scorer of this edition with 6 tries (tied with winger Jacob Stockdale, Ulster). Antoine Dupont is the most prolific Toulouse player with five tries scored.
10 to 5
Of the 15 European Cup semi-finals played so far between Top 14 clubs and Irish provinces, the French representatives won 10.
The Leinster and Toulouse will each play the 11e European semifinal of their history. Only the Munster – 14 – does better. Toulouse has won 6 of its previous 10 semi-finals, more than any other team. The Leinster won only 4, but each time raised the trophy behind.
This is the 12e once Leinster and Stade Toulousain compete in the Champions Cup. The French club leads 6 wins to 5. Only Munster and Castres have faced each other more often in the history of the competition: 16 times.
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Leinster have scored 29 tries this season in their seven meetings of the competition. One less than the Saracens (30) but ten more than the Stade Toulousain, which has flattened only 19 times.
The South African Stade Toulousain Cheslin Kolbe is leading the category defenders beaten: 45 in 7 games played. Leinster side, Garry Ringrose is 4e of this ranking, with 29 defenders beaten.
The success percentage of Johnny Sexton this season (17/18).
Back Jordan Larmour (Leinster) and center Sofiane Guitoune (Toulouse) are among the five players who have played all 7 matches of the Champions Cup this season. That's 560 minutes.