The Heineken Cup season is over and the 18th final in Dublin has changed the face of the tournament once again. Here are a few facts and figures from the game itself and from the tournament records.
ASM Clermont Auvergne enjoyed 68% possession and 75% territory during the game. They also made 166 carries compared to Toulon's 66.
Toulon had to make more than twice as many tackles as their opponents during the game (176-66) and missed more than double that of Clermont (24-9).
There were only two set-pieces lost during the whole match - one scrum and one line-out by Toulon. Clermont won all 14 of theri line-outs and had a 100% success rate at their 4 scrums.
Although the line-breaks during the game were equal at three apiece, Clermont beat 24 defenders to Toulon's 9 and recycled at 119 rucks and mauls against Toulon's 42.
In the turnover department, Clermont conceded 18 to Toulon's 13 and were guilty of giving away 11 penalties to Toulon's 8.
Jonny Wilkinson made it 17 successive kicks at goal in the knock-out stages of the tournament as he continued his 100% success rate through the quarters, semis and final. He scored 56 of his side's 61 in the wins over Leicester Tigers, Saracens and ASM Clermont Auvergne.
The one point margin of victory was the tightest in a Heineken Cup final since Northampton Saints beat Munster Rugby 9-8 at Twickenham in 1999.
There were players from 13 different nations taking part in the final and Davit Kubriashvili became the first Georgian player to take home a Heineken Cup winners medal.
Georgia became the 18th different nation to celebrate a Heineken Cup winner. Toulon's seven Frenchmen and five Englishmen took the tally of winners from those respective nations to 78 and 77, overtaking Ireland's 76.
Although the gate of 50,148 was the smallest since the last Heineken Cup final in Dublin in 2003, it was only a few hundred short of capacity at the Aviva Stadium and more than 20,000 ahead of the all-French final a decade earlier.
Toulon hooker Sebastien Bruno overtook Leinster Rugby's Brad Thorn as both the oldest player to play in a Heineken Cup final and to take home a winners medal. Thorn had been 37 years, 3 months, 16 days old at Twickenham in 2012, but former French hooker Bruno started the game at the age of 38 years, 8 months, 23 days
Delon and Steffon Armitage became the seventh set of brothers to hold Heineken Cup winners medals. They follow in the footsteps of Philippe and Olivier Carbonneau (Toulouse 1996), Jan and Bryn Cunningham (Ulster Rugby 1999), Martin and Will Johnson (Leicester Tigers 2001, 2002), Isitolo and Finau Maka (Toulouse 2005), Denis Fogarty (Munster Rugby 2008) and John Fogarty (Leinster Rugby 2009) and Rob and Dave Kearney (Leinstger Rugby 2012).
Frederic Michalak became only the fifth player to win the Heineken Cup with two clubs after coming off the bench in the second half in Dublin. He had previously won the title with Toulouse in 2003 and 2005.
The Toulon trio of Matt Giteau (Brumbies 2004), Bakkies Botha (Bulls 2007, 2009) and Danie Rossouw (Bulls 2007, 2009, 2010) doubled the number of players who have done the double of winning a Super Rugby title and the Heineken Cup. Previously only three players had achieved the golden double - Rod Kafer (Brumbies 2001 / Leicester Tigers 2002), Doug Howlett (Blues 2003 / Munster Rugby 2008) and Brad Thorn (Crusaders 2008 / Leinster Rugby 2012).
Brad Thorn, Bakkies Botha and Danie Rossouw now hold Rugby World Cup, Super Rugby and Heineken Cup winners'
Referee Alain Rolland made a tournament record 72nd appearance as a referee as he took charge of his second Heineken Cup final. He also made five appearances as a player for Leinster Rugby in the opening two seasons of the competition, including a semi-final against Cardiff in 1995/96/
Sebastien Bruno and England and British & Irish Lions prop Andrew Sheridan graduated from Amlin Challenge Cup winners with Sale Sharks in 2005 to Heineken Cup winners together in 2013 to collect a full set of European medals.
Wales and British & Irish Lions prop Gethin Jenkins did the same. Having helped Cardiff Blues beat Toulon in the 2010 Amlin Challenge Cup final he came on after an hour to help the French side win the Heineken Cup for the first time. He is only the ninth Welshman to win the Heineken Cup.
As part of the build-up to next month's Cardiff 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals weekend, ERC has joined forces with the WRU, Cardiff Blues and adidas to develop an annual grassroots community rugby programme targeting young players.
The Ulster Rugby full back, Jared Payne (No 15), has been suspended for two (2) weeks following an independent Disciplinary Hearing in Dublin arising from the Heineken Cup quarter-final match against Saracens at Ravenhill Stadium on Saturday, 5 April.