The 2010 Amlin Challenge Cup Final between Toulon and Cardiff Blues has thrown up a whole host of interesting statistics. Here are a few of our favourites...
* The introduction this season of three Heineken Cup Pool runners-up at the Amlin Challenge Cup knock-out stages means this is the first Amlin Challenge Cup final to feature finalists who started the season in different ERC tournaments - Toulon in the Amlin Challenge Cup and Cardiff Blues in the Heineken Cup.
* The only non English or French team to play in a tournament final before Cardiff Blues was Pontypridd, who in 2002 were beaten by Sake Sharks.
* This is the first French-Welsh tournament final.
* Two finals have needed extra time to decide the winner. Harlequins finally beat Narbonne in Reading in 2001 and Gloucester Rugby beat London Irish at the Twickenham Stoop in 2006.
* The tournament final attendance record is the 31,986 who were at Stade Gerland in Lyon for the 1999 final when Montferrand beat Bourgoin 35-16.
* The 2010 final will be the 1,041st tournament match.
* Toulon are only the fourth team from France to qualify for an Amlin Challenge Cup final since 2001. The others have been Bourgoin last season, ASM Clermont Auvergne (the 2007 winners and 2004 finalists) and 2005 finalists Pau.
* The biggest win in a final was when Colomiers beat Agen by 38 points in 1998. They also scored a tournament record seven tries in their 43-5 romp.
* The most points (78) and tries (nine) scored in a tournament final came in 2003 when London Wasps beat Bath Rugby 48-30 at the Madejski Stadium in Reading.
* The 2008 final between Bath Rugby and Worcester Warriors clash was the third all-English final, following London Wasps v Bath (2003) and Gloucester Rugby v London Irish (2006).
* The first four finals were all strictly French affairs won by Bourgoin, Colomiers, Montferrand and Pau before Harlequins broke the monopoly in 2001 - and beat Narbonne in extra time for their first title.
* Three clubs have done the European double. A year ago Northampton Saints joined Bath Rugby and London Wasps in winning both the Heineken Cup and the Amlin Challenge Cup.
* ASM Clermont Auvergne became the third club to win the trophy twice, joining Harlequins in 2001 and 2004 and Sale Sharks in 2002 and 2005. Their 2007 win ended a run of six straight English final triumphs.
Finals Edition: Listen to the best guide to the European Rugby Cup Finals weekend in Dublin, which sees Leinster Rugby take on Stade Francais Paris at the RDS on Friday night in the Amlin Challenge Cup Final and then ASM Clermont Auvergne tackle Toulon in an all-French affair at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday.