12 Dec, 14:42
Prop Cian Healy is expected to miss the start of the 2014 RBS 6 Nations after undergoing surgery on his injured ankle on Wednesday.
One of the biggest single group of supporters will come from Leixlip in Co Kildare, the home town of Trevor Brennan, to cheer on the man who started his rugby career in Barnhall RFC. Brennan has since moved to the famous Stade Toulousain where he has become something of a cult hero and most of the neutral support will be hoping for a Touoluse victory because of the big man from Barnhall.
Toulouse are the bookies favourites but this is the third successive time Perpignan have been asked to don the underdog mantle and it's one that seems to suit. This is however their biggest test and they will need to improve on their semi-final performance if they are to deny the aristocrats of French rugby their second Heineken title.
Perpignan. J-M Souverbie; P Bomati, P Giordani, C Manas, F Cermeno; M Edmonds, L Loustau; R Peillard, M Konieck, N Mas, J Thion, R Alvarez-Kairelis, G Le Corvec, P Murphy, B Goutta (capt). Replacements: M Dal Maso, S de Besombes, C Porcu, L Mallier, J Basset, N Laharrague, D Marty.
Toulouse. C Poitrenaud; E Ntamack, X Garbajosa, Y Jauzion, V Clerc; Y Delaigue, F Michalak; B Lecouls, Y Bru, J-B Poux, D Gerard, F Pelous (capt), T Brennan, C Labit, J Bouilhou. Replacements: C Soulette, W Servat, G Lamboley, F Maka, S Dupuy, C Heymans, C Desbrosse.
Referee: Chris White (England).