Leinster may host Munster in Heineken Cup semi-finals
Provinces draw Toulon and Toulouse in quarter-finals, Ulster will also have home advantage in last four if they beat Saracens
Munster’s JJ Hanrahan celebrates after victory after Edinburgh in Thomond Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho
Rob Penney’s Munster side secured home advantage for their last-eight match, with a bonus-point win over Edinburgh this afternoon and, after Clermont coasted past Racing Metro, four-time champions Toulouse were confirmed as their opponents.
Until Clermont ran in two second-half tries, it had looked like Leinster and Munster would meet a round earlier, but the result in France confirmed an away tie in Toulon for Matt O’Connor’s side.
Ulster, who had known since Saturday night that they would be up against Saracens in the last eight, will host either Clermont or Leicester in the last four if they can beat the English side at Ravenhill.
Heineken Cup quarter-finals
7 previous finalists?! 6 winners...— Brian O'Driscoll (@BrianODriscoll) January 19, 2014
Ulster v Saracens
Clermont v Leicester
Toulon v Leinster
Munster v Toulouse
Ties to take place on the weekend of April 4th-6th
Heineken Cup semi-finals
Ulster / Saracens V Clermont / Leicester
Toulon / Leinster V Munster / Toulouse
Ties to take place on the weekend of April 25th-27th