Cardiff Blues’ number eight  Robin Copeland. Photograph:  Huw Evans/Inpho Robin Copeland given a two-week suspension

Scarlets fullback Liam Williams handed a fortnight’s ban after for dangerous tackle

 Referee Wayne Barnes talks to Michael Claassens  of Toulon during the Heineken Cup quarter final against Leinster. Toulon owner Mourad Boudjellal was highly critical of the referee after the game. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images Bernard Laporte takes aim at Munster and Wayne Barnes

Toulon coach and owner Mourad Boudjellal have previous form for abusing referees

Simon Zebo:  Munster need a confident start against Toulon in their Heinkecn Cup semi-final at the Stade Velodrome. Photograph: Dan Sheridan Simon Zebo ready for Toulon challenge

Munster winger says his side have learned to take their opportunities

Toulon hooker Craig Burden looking comfortable as runs the ball during the Heineken Cup quarter-final victory over Leinster. The South African is actually a converted winger. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images Toulon hooker Burden facing mentor Botha

Clontarf winger Max McFarland goes over for a try during the Barbarian Challenge   against the Barbarians at Castle Avenue. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho Barbarians repelled again as Clontarf edge thriller

Blackrock RFC’s lands at Stradbrook which are the subject ot the proposed ground-sharing deal with Cuala GAA club. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho Proposed Blackrock-Cuala Stradbrook deal hits snag

Cuala unable to source the funding they require to develop the land they seek to purchase

Munster head coach  Rob Penney: “The one thing that I’d like to think the Munster boys have now is a belief in themselves.” Photo: James Crombie/Inpho Rob Penney unfazed despite daunting Toulon assignment

Munster coach expects his side to show the belief and pride the province are justly famed for

Paul O’Connell will captain Munster, in the absence of Peter O’Mahony, against Toulon in the Heineken Cup semi-final. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho. Paul O’Connell plays down Munster’s chances

Acting captain says his side will have to be at their very best to challenge Toulon

Ulster prop Declan Fitzpatrick has won seven international caps for Ireland. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho. Ulster’s Declan Fitzpatrick likely to miss rest of season

Irish international prop’s heart palpitations during Glasgow Warriors clash a cause for concern

Rabo Pro 12

Team P W D L F A BP Pts
Leinster 20 15 1 4 517 319 12 74
Munster 20 15 0 5 466 308 8 68
Ulster 20 14 0 6 431 270 9 65
Glasgow 19 15 0 4 355 259 4 64
Ospreys 20 12 1 7 499 338 10 60
Scarlets 20 9 1 10 374 400 8 46
Cardiff 20 7 1 12 388 496 7 37
Edinburgh 19 7 0 12 338 419 7 35
Connacht 20 6 0 14 336 442 10 34
Dragons 20 6 1 13 349 439 5 31
Treviso 20 5 1 14 341 533 7 29
Zebre 20 4 2 14 317 478 5 25

Pool One

Team P W D L F A BP Pts
Leinster 6 5 0 1 152 66 2 22
Northampton 6 4 0 2 107 104 1 17
Castres 6 2 0 4 78 104 1 9
Ospreys 6 1 0 5 75 138 1 5

Pool Two

Team P W D L F A BP Pts
Toulon 6 5 0 1 170 104 4 24
Cardiff 6 3 0 3 119 148 2 14
Exeter 6 2 0 4 118 123 4 12
Glasgow 6 2 0 4 98 130 3 11

Pool Three

Team P W D L F A BP Pts
Toulouse 6 5 0 1 143 63 3 23
Saracens 6 4 0 2 217 74 4 20
Connacht 6 3 0 3 101 147 1 13
Zebre 6 0 0 6 33 210 0 0

Pool Four

Team P W D L F A BP Pts
Clermont 6 5 0 1 139 69 4 24
Harlequins 6 3 0 3 126 103 4 16
Scarlets 6 2 1 3 122 150 1 11
Racing Metro 6 1 1 4 66 131 1 7

Pool Five

Team P W D L F A BP Pts
Ulster 6 6 0 0 179 62 2 26
Leicester 6 4 0 2 159 112 5 21
Montpellier 6 2 0 4 121 124 3 11
Treviso 6 0 0 6 41 202 0 0

Pool Six

Team P W D L F A BP Pts
Munster 6 5 0 1 161 77 3 23
Gloucester 6 3 0 3 113 114 2 14
Edinburgh 6 3 0 3 104 141 0 12
Perpignan 6 1 0 5 112 158 3 7