By Paul Morgan, editor of Rugby World Magazine

Toulouse should be confirmed as the red-hot favourites for the Heineken Cup, after the quarter-finals were confirmed and semi-finals drawn.
The three-time champions have been handed the chance to make it four by the draw which ensures if they make the Paris final they won’t have to leave France to do it!
Leinster though have won in Toulouse before, in a famous quarter-final a few years so don’t write off their Rolls Royce of a backline!
The Heineken Cup quarter-finals are confirmed:
Munsterv Northampton
Biarritzv Ospreys
Toulouse v Stade Français
Leinster v Clermont
Matches to be played on April 9, 10 and 11
Semis: 1.Toulouse/Stade Francais v Leinster/Clermont Auvergne
2.Biarritz/Ospreys v Munster/Northampton Matches to be played May 1 and 2
Now who will win it?

  • Ken

    Michael Lynagh got it right. Leinster will win it. Leinster should put clermont away in Dublin and Toulouse down there, they flatter to deceive and will give the Leintser back line too much space. It will not be an all Irish Final. Leinster V Biarritz Final. Leinster to win

  • http://www.nursedude.blog.com Nursedude

    I think it will come down to Toulouse VS Munster.

    Leinster got a tough draw. Clermont is a good team and fun to watch. Good thing they will be playing at Croke Park. Then they get the winner of Toulouse-Stade Français.

    Wouldn’t it be interesting to have an all Irish Final on neutral territory in Paris?