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The past-masters at winning Heineken Cup semi-finals away from home will head to Marseille to try to derail Toulon’s attempt to become only the third side in the tournament’s history to retain their title.
Only Leicester Tigers (2001, 2002) and Leinster Rugby (2011, 2012) have been able to return the year after winning the title and successful defend it and Toulon face a mighty task in staying on course next month’s final in Cardiff when they face Munster at Stade Velodrome.
The Marseille venue will be new to the Heineken Cup, but not to Toulon. They have played a number of Top 14 games 65km ‘up the road’ and were beaten there by Cardiff Blues in the 2010 Amlin Challenge Cup final.
Munster may have lost their last three semi-finals, but they know all about what it takes to make the final step.
This will be their record 11th semi-final, and an eighth for talisman Paul O’Connell. The Ireland and British & Irish Lions lock legend will be critical to his side’s chances of success with his command of the line-out vital against a Toulon side still uncertain over the fitness of Ali Williams and Bakkies Botha.
With club captain Paul O’Mahony ruled out for the rest of the season with a shoulder injury, two-time Heineken Cup winner O’Connell will lead the red army into battle on French soil. They almost over-turned ASM Clermont Auvergne at the same stage last year and have beaten Toulouse and Castres Olympique at this stage in France in the past.
Toulon only lost one game en route to the knock-out stages, topping Pool 2 with 24 points to advance as third seeds. Their only defeat came away at Cardiff Blues when they slipped to a shock 19-15 defeat.
They had to battle past three-time champions Leinster Rugby at their Stade Felix Mayol home in the last round, comfortably defeating the Amlin Challenge Cup and PRO12 champions 29-14.
Johnny Wilkinson went off with a hamstring injury in that match and hasn’t played since, but both he and fellow Rugby World Cup winner Bryan Habana, who has been suffering from a thigh injury, have both been passed fit to play this weekend.
Munster lost their opening game against Edinburgh Rugby at Murrayfield, but have since gone on to win six games in a row. They clinched the final home tie in the quarter-finals and thumped heavyweights Toulouse as they ran in six tries in an outstanding 47-23 victory at Thomond Park.
Toulon warmed-up for their semi-final with a 46-31 victory over Perpignan in Barcelona last weekend and have lost only three times in 13 outings to date this year. Munster were beaten at home by Glasgow Warriors two weeks ago and have lost two of their last five matches.