But this time around the Irish side have home advantage and Gibbes was full of praise for the support his side received in their victory over Leicester last weekend.
"The Toulouse game is a couple of weeks away but it is important we prepare and focus on ourselves as a squad and focus on what we need to do, rather than do to in depth on Toulouse," said Gibbes.
"You always know what you are going to get, they are a quality squad and last year when we played them they had 23 internationals in their match day squad and they have so much experience.
"I am so pleased with the performance the guys put together on Saturday (against Leicester), they were physically committed and they left everything they had out there.
"I am sure the supporters will acknowledge the effort which went in and like wise the boys were absolutely delighted with the support we received at the Aviva and the sea of blue was awesome."
Leinster and Toulouse meet at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin in the Heineken Cup semi-final on Saturday April 30. The final this year will take place on Saturday May 21 at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff.