With just two matches in the history of the competition being settled by a shoot-out, Leinster v Toulouse's Heineken Champions Cup semi-final is unlikely to go the full distance.

But if it does, James Lowe has volunteered to put his best foot forward.

The New Zealand-born Ireland winger is used by both club and country to find touch and territory with his booming left boot.

Munster bowed out to the defending champions last Saturday following a 4-2 loss in the place-kicking competition, which was required after the sides scored three tries each in their 24-24 draw after extra time.

Each team has to nominate three kickers who must be on the field of play when the final whistle goes.

Leo Cullen’s squad are known for their preparation so despite being down the list of goal-kickers for the team, the 29-year-old, who has scored eight tries in this season’s competition won’t shy away if called upon.

"Yeah, I'll definitely put my hand up," he told RTÉ Sport.

"Ever since I was a kid I’ve kicked the ball. I place-kicked a lot in school and club rugby back in New Zealand.

"I haven’t place-kicked a lot in recent times for obvious reasons: you’ve got the Sextons, the Byrnes, the Frawleys, Garry Ringrose, there’s a long list.

"But, you know, if there’s 100 minutes of footy played and I’m still standing then I think I can nudge them over from in front.

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"Hopefully it doesn’t come to that. I don’t think any team wants another 100 minutes of rugby.

"I know the drama is amazing for the spectator but jeepers, when I heard that game went to 100 minutes...I wouldn’t want to play 100 minutes, 80 minutes is well and truly enough."

Lowe was on the scoresheet the last time the teams met, in the 2019 semi-final at the Aviva Stadium.

Leinster ran out 30-12 winners with Toulouse possibly being more concerned about their Top14 campaign, which they went on to win for the first time in seven seasons.

"It was a [hotly] contest game, a beautiful day at the Aviva," recalled Lowe.

"It was topsy-turvy but we worked them well around the corner a few times and we were very clinical at our ruck and that went a long way.

"I feel like if we can get our stuff right then we’ll put our best foot forward.

"When we come unstuck it’s when we don’t get things right like the ruck and set-piece isn’t functioning.

"Funnily enough those things worked well at the weekend [in the 23-14 win over against Leicester] and we just couldn't exit off the back of it. Those are the things we’ve worked on."

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