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2011 Heineken Cup Final Guide

Published 18/05/2011 | 15:17

Leinster v Northampton (Millennium Stadium, Saturday, 1700)

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Leinster (Pool Two winners)

Coach: Joe Schmidt.

Captain: Leo Cullen.

Cup record: Played 105, won 68, drawn 2, lost 35.

Cup best: Winners 2009.

This season: Pool stage - Racing Metro (h) won 38-22, Saracens (a) won 25-23, Clermont Auvergne (a) lost 13-20, Clermont Auvergne (h) won 24-8, Saracens (h) won 43-20, Racing Metro (a) won 36-11; quarter-final - Leicester (Dublin) won 17-10; semi-final - Toulouse (Dublin) won 32-23.

Points scored: 228.

Points conceded: 130.

Tries scored: 24.

Top points: 110 - Jonathan Sexton.

Top tries: 4 - Sean O'Brien.

Player to watch: Isa Nacewa.

Northampton (Pool One winners)

Rugby director: Jim Mallinder.

Captain: Dylan Hartley.

Cup record: Played 64, won 41, drawn 0, lost 23.

Cup best: Winners 2000.

This season: Pool stage - Castres (h) won 18-14, Edinburgh (a) won 31-27, Cardiff Blues (h) won 23-15, Cardiff Blues (a) won 23-19, Edinburgh (h) won 37-0, Castres (a) won 23-12; quarter-final - Ulster (Milton Keynes) won 23-13; semi-final - Perpignan (Milton Keynes) won 23-7.

Points scored: 201.

Points conceded: 107.

Tries scored: 20.

Top points: 94 - Stephen Myler.

Top tries: 6 - Paul Diggin.

Player to watch: Soane Tonga'uiha.



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