Leinster vs Toulouse is the stand out fixture from Round 5 of the Heineken Champions Cup this weekend. The clash between the two most successful teams in the competition's history is one sure to get rugby fans across the continent tuned in.
The teams meet in a crucial Pool 1 clash at the RDS on Saturday. Leinster were defeated by the French giants away from home earlier in the season, so face a must win tie in Dublin if they are to top Pool 1.
Toulouse have been back to their brilliant best this season, are unbeaten in 12 games and are currently second in the French Top 14. Leinster have also been in top form this season, sitting 19 points clear at the top of Conference B of the Guinness Pro 14. They ran out 40-7 winners over Ulster at the RDS in their last game, making up for their defeat to Munster in Thomond Park over Christmas.
What time is kick-off for Leinster vs Toulouse?
The game kicks off at 1:00pm on Saturday, January 12th.
Where to watch Leinster vs Toulouse?
The game will be broadcast live on BT Sport 1. Coverage of the game begins at 12:30pm. As well as that, the game will be broadcast on terrestrial TV in Ireland on Virgin Media 1, as well as on Channel 4 in the UK.
Leinster vs Toulouse: What is the Leinster team to play Toulouse?
The Leinster team are set to be without a host of key players for the visit of Toulouse in their crucial Champions Cup clash on Saturday.
It has been confirmed that Johnny Sexton, Rob Kearney, Devin Toner, Dan Leavy are all out while Robbie Henshaw will also be unable to feature. Henshaw recently returned from a hamstring injury to train with the province but has been deemed not fit for this tie.
Winger James Lowe is also serving the second game of his two-week suspension.
Conor O'Brien is in line for his debut having been called up to the bench while Adam Byrne and Dave Kearney start on the wings. Noel Reid will operate as out-half cover from the bench.
In the absence of Johnny Sexton, Rhys Ruddock will captain the team.
- Cian Healy
- Sean Cronin
- Tadhg Furlong
- Scott Fardy
- James Ryan
- Rhys Ruddock (c)
- Josh Van der Flier
- Jack Conan
- Luke McGrath
- Luke Byrne
- Dave Kearney
- Rory O'Loughlin
- Garry Ringrose
- Adam Byrne
- Jordan Larmour
16. James Tracy, 17. Ed Byrne, 18. Andrew Porter, 19. Ross Molony, 20. Max Deegan, 21. Jamison Gibson-Park, 22. Noel Reid, 23. Conor O'Brien
Leinster vs Toulouse: What is the Toulouse team to play Leinster?
- Clemont Castets
- Julien Marchand
- Charlie Faumuina
- Rory Arnold
- Joe Tekori
- Francois Cros
- Rynhardt Elstadt
- Jerome Kaino
- Antoine Dupont
- Thomas Ramos
- Yoann Huget
- R Ntamack
- Sofiane Guitoune
- Cheslin Kolby
- Maxime Medard
16. Mauvaka, 17. Baille, 18. Aldergheri, 19. Faasalele, 20. Madaule, 21. Placines, 22. Bezy, 23. Holmes