Irish dominate European top 10

Date published: January 12 2015

Toulouse full-back Clement Poitrenaud is the only non-Irish player to feature in top 10 most-capped players in European club rugby.

In his 15th consecutive season for the four-time European champions, Poitrenaud is set to break the barrier of 90 appearances in the top-tier of European Cup rugby when Toulouse face Bath this weekend.

The 32-year-old is seventh on the all-time list of European appearances but could move as high as sixth place if Toulouse reach the knock-out stages. He is still 21 games behind chart-topper Ronan O’Gara.

Poitrenaud has enjoyed a 70.78 percent success rate in his 89 games to date, including winning three titles in four finals in 2003, 2005 and 2010.

Poitrenaud is closing in on 300 appearances for Toulouse in all competitions.

Most Appearances Heineken Cup / Champions Cup
110 Ronan O’Gara
101 Gordon D’Arcy
101 John Hayes
97 Peter Stringer
96 Donncha O’Callaghan
92 Leo Cullen
89 Cl