Meanwhile after only two rounds of the 13th Heineken Cup tournament only half a dozen clubs can boast two from two - with no-one in Pool 3 recording back-to-back wins and Cardiff Blues the closest after following up their Round 1 win with a draw at Harlequins.
Pool 1 is the tightest group so far with London Irish and Perpignan yet to lose with the Sunday showdown at the Madejski Stadium on 9 December crucial to both teams' hopes and the Exiles the only club with a maximum return of 10 points.
Elsewhere defending champions London Wasps, Gloucester Rugby, Biarritz Olympique and Toulouse have won both their matches as the tournament takes a three-week break after a thrilling start.
On the pitch there have been upsets and matches high on quality, intensity and drama, the supporters have been voting with their feet as almost a quarter of a million fans went through the turnstiles for the first two rounds. The 12 Round 2 matches attracted 120,645 to go with the tournament record for a round of 128,587 in Round 1 to add up to just 768 short of 250,000 at the 24 matches - an average of 10,385 per match across the six competing nations.
Last weekend they were suitably rewarded with 59 tries at just a fraction under five a match. Half of the Round 2 gates were five-figure ones with Toulouse taking the honours with 18,806 at Stade Ernest Wallon to see them run in four tries against Leinster followed by a professional era club record for Gloucester when 16,500 were at Kingsholm for the victory over the Ospreys. The other crowds in excess of 10,000 came at Leicester Tigers (15,865), Munster (12,003), Harlequins (11,304) and Bristol Rugby (10,756).
Perpignan celebrated becoming the 14th club to win an ERC Elite Award for 50 Heineken Cup matches while Llanelli Scarlets' international wing Dafydd James could soon have company in the 25 Tries Club. At the moment he is the sole member with his 29 tries but, after Toulouse wing Vincent Clerc crossed against Leinster, there are now three players closing in on an award after Toulouse's Michel Marfaing was left stranded just one try short when he retired over four years ago.
Clerc, Leinster wing Shane Horgan and Munster evergreen back row forward Anthony Foley are just two tries short of joining James as elite try scorers. Others homing in on awards are London Wasps forwards Lawrence Dallaglio and Simon Shaw who have both appeared in 49 tournament matches.
Heineken Cup Elite 50 Club
81 â00 Anthony Foley (Munster)
72 â00 John Hayes (Munster)
70 â00 Peter Stringer (Munster)
68 â00 Fabien Pelous (Dax 5, Toulouse 63), Ronan Oâ00Gara (Munster)
67 â00John Kelly (Munster)
64 â00 Yannick Bru (Toulouse)
62 â00 Chris Wyatt (Llanelli Scarlets 60, Bourgoin 2)
61 â00 Shane Byrne (Leinster 55, Saracens 6), Reggie Corrigan (Leinster), Shane Horgan (Leinster), Stephen Jones (Scarlets 58, Clermont 3)
60 â00Christian Labit (Toulouse 58, Northampton Saints 2), Martin Corry (Leicester)
59 â00 Graham Rowntree (Leicester), Dafydd James (Scarlets 29, Pontypridd 14, Bridgend 4, C Warriors 6, Quins 6)
58 â00 Malcolm Oâ00Kelly (Leinster), Martyn Williams (Cardiff Blues 40, Pontypridd 17)
57 â00 Victor Costello (Leinster), Trevor Brennan (Toulouse 35, Leinster 22)
56 â00 Anthony Horgan (Munster), David Humphreys (Ulster), Marcus Horan (Munster), David Wallace (Munster), Girvan Dempsey (Leinster)
55 â00 Robin McBryde (Scarlets), Nicolas Brusque (Biarritz 41, Pau 14)
54 â00 David Auradou (Stade FranÃ§ais), Denis Hickie (Leinster), Vernon Cooper (Scarlets), Alan Quinlan (Munster)
53 â00 Sylvain Marconnet (Stade FranÃ§ais), Austin Healey (Leicester)
52 â00 Eric Miller (Leinster 34, Leicester 12, Ulster 6), Garan Evans (Scarlets), Ben Kay (Leicester), Frankie Sheahan (Munster), Gordon Dâ00Arcy (Leinster)
51 â00Martin Johnson (Leicester), John Davies (Scarlets), Alex King (Wasps 50, Clermont 1), Geordan Murphy (Leicester), Shaun Payne (Munster 28, Swansea 22)
50 â00Leon Lloyd (Leicester), Pieter de Villiers (Stade FranÃ§ais), Gary Longwell (Ulster),