ERC has carried out a survey of when the eight Heineken Cup quarter-finalists score their tries and when they concede most of their points. It makes fascinating reading and could lead to a few pointers for coaches and fans this weekend.

They are the best eight teams in Europe and they are all bidding for a place in the 12th Heineken Cup final at Twickenham Stadium on Sunday, 20 May.

But which team has the best attack or defence? When are they at their most dangerous and when are they most vulnerable?

We’ve carried out a survey of when the eight clubs score their tries and when they concede most of their points. It makes fascinating reading and could lead to a few pointers for coaches and fans this weekend.

BIARRITZ OLYMPIQUE
 Won all 6 Pool matches and led at half-time in five and were tied 3-3 in their last game.
 Were only behind twice in their six games – for 11 minutes against Overmach Rugby Parma (3-7) in Parma and for 14 minutes against Northampton Saints (0-3) in Northampton.
 Failed to score in four of the 24 match quarters in the Pool stages – 0-20 minutes (1), 41-60 minutes (1), 61-80 minutes (2).
 Went 205 minutes without conceding a try between Rounds 2-4 and only conceded five tries.
 Scored 52% of their tries and 53% of their points in the first half. Conceded 58% of their points after the break.

                  Q1         Q2          Q3           Q4
Tries           6(21%)  9(31%)    8(27%)    6 (21%)
Points For  39(21%) 59(32%)  52(28%) 36(19%)
Points Agst 10(22%)  9(20%)   7(16%)   19(42%)



LLANELLI SCARLETS
 Won all six Pool games and led at half-time in four of them. Had to come from behind in Toulouse and Ulster to win.
 They were behind five times in their six matches – including trailing for 63 minutes in Toulouse, where they went 21 points behind before coming out on top, and 56 minutes in Ulster.
 Failed to score in four of the 24 match quarters in the Pool stages – 0-20 minutes (1), 41-60 minutes (1), 61-80 minutes (1).
 Conceded 12 tries in six Pool games – seven came in the two matches against Toulouse – and four at home.
 Scored 65% of their tries and 60% of their points in the second half. Conceded 54% of their points in the first half.


                  Q1         Q2          Q3         Q4
Tries           2(10%)  5(25%)   8(40%)   5(25%)
Points For  27(16%) 41(24%) 57(34%) 44(26%)
Points Agst 31(26%) 34(28%) 30(25%) 25(21%)

LONDON WASPS
 Won five of their six Pool matches and were ahead at half-time in all the games they won.
 They only went behind once in their Pool games – in the away defeat in Perpignan when they lost 19-12.
 Failed to score in four of the 24 match quarters in the Pool stages – 21-40 minutes (1), 41-60 minutes (2), 61-80 minutes (1).
 Only conceded five tries in six Pool matches, two of them at home.
 Scored 48% of their tries in the first half and 56% of their points. Conceded 56% of their points before the break.


                   Q1             Q2             Q3           Q4
Tries            5(22%)      6(26%)     7(30%)      5(22%)
Points For    54(27%)    56(29%)    50(26%)   35(18%)   
Points Agst  21(33%)    15(23%)    17(27%)   11(17%)


LEICESTER TIGERS
 Won five of six Pool games and led at half-time in all five they won.
 They were only behind twice in the Pool stages – throughout the opening defeat against Munster at Welford Road and for two minutes against Cardiff Blues at the Millennium Stadium.
 Failed to score in four of the 24 match quarters in the Pool stages – 41-60 minutes (3), 61-80 minutes (1).
 Didn’t concede a try for 240 minutes in their final three matches.
 Conceded six tries in as many Pool games, only two at home.
 Scored 64% of their tries and points in the first half. Conceded 63% of their points in the first half.


Q1  Q2  Q3  Q4
Tries    9(41%)  5(23%)   2(9%)  6(27%)
Points For  65(38%) 45(26%)  20(12%) 42(24%)
Points Agst 18(30%) 20(33%)   3(5%) 19(32%)


STADE FRANCAIS PARIS
 Won four and drew one of their six Pool matches and were ahead at half-time in five of the games.
 They went behind four times in their Pool games.
 Failed to score in three of the 24 match quarters in the Pool stages – 0-20 minutes (1), 41-60 minutes (2).
 Conceded five tries – three in two games against the Ospreys – and three at home.
 Scored 55% of their tries in the second half and 52% of their points.


                  Q1          Q2          Q3           Q4
Tries           3(15%)   6(30%)   5(25%)     6(30%)
Points For  28(16%)  55(32%) 41(24%)   50(28%)
Points Agst 28(35%) 12(15%) 10(13%)    30(37%)

LEINSTER
 Won four of their six Pool matches and were ahead at half-time in three of them. One was level at 7-7 at the interval.
 They went behind nine times in their Pool games, twice in the final quarter to lose games in Edinburgh and Gloucester.
 Failed to score in five of the 24 match quarters in the Pool stages – 0-20 minutes (1), 41-60 minutes (2), 61-80 minutes (2).
 Conceded 10 tries in six Pool matches, five at home.
 Scored 53% of their tries in the second half and conceded 56% of their points in the first half.


                 Q1          Q2            Q3          Q4
Tries          7(33%)   3(14%)     2(10%)   9(43%)
Points For  51(29%) 34(20%)   23(13%) 66(38%)
Points Agst 29(30%) 25(26%)   8(8%)     35(36%)


MUNSTER
 Won five of their six Pool matches and were ahead at half-time in the five games they won.
 Went behind nine times in their Pool games, including three times in Bourgoin.
 Failed to score in four of the 24 match quarters in the Pool stages – 41-60 minutes (3), 61-80 minutes (1).
 Conceded 11 tries in six Pool matches, including six at home.
 Scored 62% of their tries and points in the first half, Conceded 52% of their points after the break.


                   Q1            Q2           Q3            Q4
Tries            4(25%)     6(37%)    3(19%)     3(19%)
Points For    39(26%)   55(36%)  22(14%)   36(24%)
Points Agst   29(26%)  25(22%)   26(23%)   32(29%)


NORTHAMPTON SAINTS
 Won four of their six Pool matches and were ahead at half-time in four of them and level in another.
 They went behind four times in their Pool games, twice against Biarritz in matches they lost.
 Failed to score in five of the 24 match quarters in the Pool stages – 0-20 minutes (2), 41-60 minutes (2), 61-80 minutes (1).
 Conceded 13 tries, six of which were against Biarritz, and only three at home.
 Scored 56% of their tries in the second half and conceded 53% of their points after the break.


                  Q1           Q2           Q3           Q4
Tries           5(18%)    7(26%)    7(26%)    8(30%)   
Points For   39(21%)  56(30%)  43(23%)  50(26%)
Points Agst  20(22%)  23(25%)  21(23%)  28(30%)