The dates and times were this afternoon confirmed for the Heineken and Amlin Cup quarter-finals with Ulster, Munster and Leinster all travelling to London.
It would be stretching it to say that Lawrence Dallaglio was liked by Irish rugby fans but he was certainly respected. And with good reason.
Yes we know that it happened two days ago, but seeing Wayne Barnes getting smashed in the face with a rugby ball never really gets old, does it?
Not for the first time in the Heineken Cup, Munster demolished their opponents at home to defy their critics and make the knock-out stages. And boy did they enjoy it.
Munster qualified for knock-out stages at the expense of Leinster after a demolition of Racing Metro at Thomond Park today, with with Leicester sending Toulouse packing in the Heineken Cup.
While many rugby supporters have over the years threatened to hit referee Wayne Barnes, today at Thomond Park he did get hit. Courtesy of Ian Keatley and the match ball.
Should the weather not play havoc with the schedule, there is a whole lot to look forward to in the final weekend of pool games in this season’s Heineken Cup.
Leinster have brought back the big guns for this weekend’s clash with Exeter, while Ian Keatley for Ronan O’Gara is the only change in the Munster side to face Racing Metro on Sunday.