8 – players who started the Champions Cup match 2 weeks ago who start again on Friday.
25 – combined number of capped players in the starting XVs
0 – the number of times Finn Russell has started at 10 in a regular season match against Leinster.
24 – the number of changes from the last time these 2 sides met back in March.
After a patchy game at the RDS on Friday night there really has only been one talking point – Fergus McFadden’s challenge on Damien Hoyland in the 78th minute.
This game may end up as just a footnote to the 2015/16 season – but the performance embodied the club motto “Whatever it takes” from start to finish.