Blair Kinghorn: The INSANE stats behind the Scotsman’s first season at Toulouse

Jared Wright
Blair Kinghorn with the Investec Champions Cup and Top 14 trophies (via blairkinghorn/instagram).

Blair Kinghorn with the Investec Champions Cup and Top 14 trophies (via blairkinghorn/instagram).

In December last year, Blair Kinghorn made the shock mid-season switch from Edinburgh to Toulouse and the move has been incredibly beneficial for the Scotland international.

With Melvyn Jaminet leaving Toulouse to join Toulon, the club were left with a void to fill despite having the likes of Thomas Ramos, Juan Cruz Mallia and Ange Capuozzo on their books.

The Top 14 giants moved to fill it by recruiting the Scottish international from Edinburgh, which proved to be a masterstroke for both parties.

Blair Kinghorn’s debut Toulouse season

The 27-year-old made an immediate impact with the French club, scoring a brace on his debut against Cardiff in the Investec Champions Cup, starting the match at full-back.

That kick-started what was a memorable campaign for Kinghorn, who would feature 14 times for Toulouse throughout the season, playing eight Champions Cup and six Top 14 fixtures.

He would start all 14 of those games, scoring seven tries – four in the Champions Cup – and assisted a further three.

Crucially, he played all of Toulouse’s knockout games in all competitions, with his other brace coming in the 64-26 Champions Cup quarter-final win over Exeter Chiefs.

Of his 14 matches, three of which came on the wing, including the semi-final and final wins.

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Kinghorn finished the season winning both the Investec Champions Cup and the Top 14 title, helping Toulouse complete the double for the third time in their history, having done so in 1996 and 2021.

He scored 91 points throughout the season, converting six penalties and 19 conversions.

He defeated Cardiff, Harlequins (twice), Ulster, Bath, Exeter Chiefs and Leinster during his dream debut season in the Champions Cup.

His undefeated run extended into the Top 14, where he started on the winning side over Toulon, Racing 92 (twice), Castres, La Rochelle and Bordeaux.

Prior to winning the double with Toulouse, Kinghorn had not won a trophy at club level.

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Blair Kinghorn’s 2023/24 stats

1060 minutes
65 passes
46 defenders beaten
772 running metres
12 clean breaks
92 points
7 tries
3 try assists
19 conversions
6 penalties
39 tackles
10 missed tackles