Congratulations to Ulster Rugby on their Heineken Cup win over Leicester. The 19-22 victory over the Tigers at Welford Road thanks to the boot of Ruan Pienaar earned them a home quarter final at Ravenhill against Saracens. The semi-final draw also favours Ulster, and hopefully they can progress to a home tie against the winners of Clermont v Leicester. Ulster and Saracens met in the last eight last season and on that occasion the Londoners ran out winners 27-16.
The other semi-final could be an all-Irish affair with the winner of Toulon v Leinster hosting the winner of Munster v Toulouse. The quarter-finals take place from 4th-6th April with the semis following on 25th-27th April. The last eight line-up includes six past champions, with Saracens and last year’s beaten finalists Clermont the only survivors this season not to have won the tournament.
Quarter-finals: Ulster v Saracens; Clermont v Leicester; Toulon v Leinster; Munster v Toulouse.
Semi-finals: Ulster or Saracens v Clermont or Leicester; Toulon or Leinster v Munster or Toulouse.