Pool 2
Wasps (17 points) will be favourites to win at Zebre and secure their place in the knockout stage, but the clash of Toulouse (14 points) and Connacht (18 points) at Stade Ernest Wallon on Sunday promises to be a Round 6 classic. A victory for Connacht and it’s straightforward, the Irish province will be in the quarter-finals for the first time, but a win for Toulouse, and the calculators will be out in force. Keep in mind that if it comes to a match points head-to-head between the two clubs, Connacht have four points from their Round 1 success and Toulouse have one point.

Toulouse v Connacht Rugby
Sunday, 22 January
Kick-off: 16:15
Stade Ernest Wallon

Referee: Wayne Barnes (Eng)
Assistant Ref: JP Doyle (Eng)
Assistant Ref: Peter Allan (Eng)
TMO: David Grashoff (Eng)
Citing Commissioner: John Montgomery (Sco)

Match facts

  • After previous defeats to Ulster and to Connacht, Toulouse are looking to avoid a third consecutive home loss against Irish opposition.
  • Connacht won in Toulouse in Round 3 in 2013  having scored just three points in total on their two previous Champions Cup games in France.
  • Connacht top the charts for carries, metres, clean breaks and defenders beaten this season.
  • Connacht are the only team in the competition to average more than 20 minutes of possession per game so far (20m 13s).
  • Toulouse have averaged 24.8 offloads per game in this campaign, no other side has averaged 20.


Team comparison (European Cup record)

Toulouse Connacht Rugby
Played 155 23
Wins 104 11
Draws 5 0
Losses 46 12
Total Points For 4164 443
Total Points Against 2885 514
Total Tries For 448 42
Total Tries Against 254 57


2016/17 Points Scorers                                                                                       Head-to-head record

Toulouse Team Connacht Rugby
5 Played 5
3 Wins 2
2 Losses 3
0 Draws 0


Player Points
Sebastien Bezy 29
Toby Flood 19
Arthur Bonneval 15
Yoann Huget 15


Connacht Rugby:

Date Home Score Away
08/12/2013 Toulouse 14-16 Connacht Rugby
14/12/2013 Connacht Rugby 9-37 Toulouse
15/10/2016 Connacht Rugby 23-21 Toulouse


Player Points
Jack Carty 28
John Cooney 21
Craig Ronaldson 17




One change to Connacht team for Aviva Stadium clash with Leinster