Peter O’Mahony’s inclusion in the Munster team is a huge bonus against Toulouse. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

It is a measure of the Heineken Cup’s status that this quarter-final weekend is almost as pivotal in the story of the 2013-14 season as Ireland(...)

 Toulon outhalf Frederic Michalak:  “They are awesome, a team that contains 20 players, including (Brian) O’Driscoll who helped Ireland win the Six Nations.” Photo:  David Rogers/Getty Images

Matt O’Connor won’t publicly reveal his hand for Sunday’s Heineken Cup quarter-final against Toulon at the Stade Felix Mayol (4.30, Irish time) unt(...)

Leo Cullen in action against Perpignan in the 2003 Heineken Cup semi-final – Brian O’Driscoll and Gordon D’Arcy are the two other survivors from that defeat

Leo Cullen went and mentioned it yesterday. Perpignan. It was the 2003 Heineken Cup semi-final in Lansdowne Road and all Leins(...)

Clermont Auvergne's Aurelien Rougerie is an injury concern ahead of meeting with Munster. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Clermont Auvergne captain Aurelien Rougerie is doubtful for Saturday’s Heineken Cup semi-final against Munster in Montpellier after picking up (...)

The in-form Sitiveni Sivivatu runs in one of Clermont’s tries against Montepellier in last weekend’s Heineken Cup quarter-final. Photograph: Getty Images

Second-placed Clermont travel to the Stade Velodrome in Marseilles on Sunday to take on leaders Toulon in one of the stand-out(...)

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