Toulon 23 Saracens 6
Jonny Wilkinson turned on the style once more in his penultimate game before retirement as Toulon comfortably retained their European title.
Fourteen-man Ulster just failed to reach the Heineken Cup semi-final today after an astonishing clash which hung in the balance right to the end at the newly constructed Ravenhill.
Munster 47 Toulouse 23 Today was another great Heineken Cup day for Munster, who played Toulouse off the pitch at Thomond Park today to mark one of their greatest triumphs in the history of this great competition.
Thomond Park can look forward to hosting a Heineken Cup quarter-final after Munster secured a 38-6 victory against Edinburgh this afternoon.
Saracens 64 Connacht 6
Saracens crushed Connacht 64-6 to make sure of their place in the Heineken Cup quarter-finals.
Forwards coach Jono Gibbes praised Leinster's resilience as they came from two converted tries down to beat Castres Olympique 29-22 at Stade Pierre-Antoine.
Gloucester 7 Munster 20
Munster moved into the Heineken Cup quarter-finals as Pool Six winners after subduing Gloucester’s resistance at a sold-out Kingsholm today.
England’s clubs have edged back from the brink of exclusion from European competition next season following a dramatic day in a dispute destined to continue for another year.
It now looks certain that the Heineken Cup will continue into next season.
The inclusion of a fit-again Keith Earls represents Rob Penney’s only change to his starting XV for tomorrow’s Heineken Cup semi-final against Clermont Auvergne at the Stade de la Mosson (6pm).
Saracens 27 Ulster 16
England wing Chris Ashton returned to try-scoring form at Twickenham as Saracens beat Ulster to book their first Heineken Cup semi-final appearance for five years.
Leinster director of rugby Joe Schmidt has called on the warring politicians of European rugby to listen to the supporters and pull out all the stops to save the Heineken Cup.
Having gotten back to winning ways against Leinster last weekend, Ulster prop John Afoa can sense the confidence in the squad as they prepare for Saturday’s Heineken Cup quarter-final against Saracens in Twickenham (6.30pm).
Ian Keatley will replace Ronan O’Gara at flyhalf in the only change Munster boss Rob Penney has made for Sunday's crucial meeting with Racing Metro at Thomond Park (12.45pm).
Munster fly-half Ronan O'Gara has been suspended for a week following his citing for kicking Edinburgh lock Sean Cox in a Heineken Cup fixture four days ago.
Toby Flood will be named in England's RBS 6 Nations squad today after a citing for an alleged tip tackle was dismissed at a Rugby Football Union hearing.
Ulster 9 Northampton 10
Ulster fell to their first defeat of the season as Northampton made up for their heavy defeat at Franklin's Gardens by turning over Pool Four leaders Ulster at Ravenhill in their concluding back-to-back clashes in the Heineken Cup.
Montpellier 34 Cardiff Blues 21
Montpellier kept their Heineken Cup hopes alive with a convincing win over Cardiff Blues at Stade Yves du Manoir this evening.
A meeting of ERC stakeholders today brought about no agreement regarding the ongoing discussions about the future of European club rugby tournaments.
Back row trio Niall Ronan, Sean Dougall and Barry O'Mahony will make their return to full training with the Munster squad this week with all three expected to be in consideration for Sunday’s crucial Heineken Cup meeting against Saracens.
Connacht suffered a setback in their preparations for Friday’s Heineken Cup game against Biarritz with the news that captain Gavin Duffy has been ruled out of action for four to five weeks with a hamstring injury.
Ulster head coach Mark Anscombe has added several senior players to his 27-man preliminary squad for their crucial Heineken Cup Pool 4 clash against Northampton Saints at Franklin's Gardens on Friday (8pm).
Ulster hooker Rory Best is targeting a return to action for the Heineken Cup third round clash with Northampton on December 7.
Premiership Rugby chief executive Mark McCafferty will meet with the English clubs today and propose a new approach to the discussions over the future of the Heineken Cup.
Edinburgh head coach Michael Bradley hopes to match Munster’s muscle in Sunday’s Heineken Cup round two clash at Thomond Park.
Munster's summer signing Seán Dougall is excited about experiencing the famous Thomond Park atmosphere when they welcome Heineken Cup rivals Edinburgh to Limerick on Sunday.
Ulster back row duo Stephen Ferris and Nick Williams are in contention to face Glasgow Warriors in the Heineken Cup this Friday after being named in Mark Anscombe's provisional 28-man squad (kick off 8pm).
Aside from a few cuts and bruises, the Leinster medical team have reported no new injuries ahead of Saturday’s Heineken Cup clash with the Scarlets in Wales (1.35pm).
Harlequins 40 Biarritz 13
Harlequins overcame the early loss of Nick Evans to make a triumphant start to their Heineken Cup campaign in a bruising clash with Biarritz this evening.
Leinster 9 Exeter Chiefs 6
Defending champions Leinster were left clinging on for a nervy, narrow win over Heineken Cup new boys Exeter Chiefs at the RDS.
Edinburgh 0 Saracens 45
Charlie Hodgson led the way with a 25-point haul as Saracens launched their Heineken Cup campaign by dismantling Edinburgh at Murrayfield.
Zebre 10 Connacht 19
Connacht got their Heineken Cup campaign off to a winning start with a scrappy victory away to tournament newcomers Zebre in Parma.
Racing Metro 22 Munster 17
A late Olly Barkley penalty helped give Racing Metro an unlikely Heineken Cup victory over Munster at a wet and soggy Stade de France this afternoon.
The power struggle which is threatening the future of the Heineken Cup will be top of the agenda when Rugby Football Union officials meet with Aviva Premiership club representatives today.
The Ligue Nationale de Rugby (LNR), the governing body for domestic rugby in France, has clarified that unless there is a “catastrophic failure in negotiations” it will not consider abandoning the Heineken Cup for a breakaway tournament.
France's Top 14 clubs have set an autumn deadline for completion of negotiations over the restructuring of the Heineken Cup, after which they will examine alternative options.
Top clubs in England and France have served notice of their intention to quit the Heineken Cup and organise a rival competition as they believe the current format is weighted too heavily in favour of the Celtic nations.
The pool draw has today been made for the 2012/13 Henieken Cup.
Clermont Auvergne 15 Leinster 19
Defending champions Leinster set up an all-Irish Heineken Cup final after surviving a late onslaught from Clermont Auvergne during which Wesley Fofana dramatically had a try ruled out for the French side.
Pedrie Wannenburg is aiming for a dream end to his Ulster career after his try-scoring performance helped secure a 22-19 victory over Edinburgh and a place in the Heineken Cup final.
As Ulster adapt to being favourites for a Heineken Cup semi-final, champions Leinster face the sternest test in the defence of their title and an all-Irish final hangs in the balance.
Isaac Boss will partner Jonathan Sexton when Leinster face ASM Clermont Auvergne in Sunday's Heineken Cup semi-final in the Stade Chaban-Delmas (3pm Irish time).
The Ulster team to face Edinburgh in Saturday's Heineken Cup semi-final (5.45pm) has been named with Paddy Jackson starting at outhalf.
Ulster scrum half Paul Marshall is at risk of missing the province’s Heineken Cup semi-final clash with Edinburgh after picking up an arm injury against Connacht on Saturday.
Edinburgh head coach Michael Bradley has called on his players to reproduce the level of performance which saw them overcome Toulouse in Murrayfield on Saturday, when they meet Ulster in the Heineken Cup semi-final.
Leinster boss Joe Schmidt has predicted an “horrendously tough” Heineken Cup semi-final for his team after they cruised into the competition’s penultimate knockout round.
Leinster 34 Cardiff Blues 3
Leinster marched into the semi-finals of the Heineken Cup with a masterful display against Cardiff Blues at the Aviva Stadium.
Edinburgh 19 Toulouse 14
Edinburgh produced a stunning victory over French giants Toulouse to become the first Scottish side to reach the last four of the Heineken Cup.
Leo Cullen captains a familiar looking Leinster team to face the Cardiff Blues in Saturday’s Heineken Cup quarter final in the Aviva Stadium (5.45pm).
David Wallace, Paul O’Connell, Donnacha Ryan and Conor Murray have all been named in Tony McGahan’s squad for the Heineken Cup quarter-final against Ulster on Sunday.
Paul O'Connell, Donnacha Ryan and Conor Murray could all take to the field this weekend for Munster’s Heineken Cup quarter-final against Ulster, with all three making a return to training this week.
The Leinster management have reported no major injury concerns from Saturday night’s 18-9 win over Munster in Limerick.
Ulster captain Johann Muller is anticipating a war of attrition between both sets of forwards when his team travel to Thomond Park for their Heineken Cup quarter-final on Sunday (1.45pm).
Cardiff Blues 36 Racing Metro 30
Cardiff Blues booked their Heineken Cup quarter-final place today - but not before Wales coach Warren Gatland was dealt another major pre-Six Nations injury scare.
Edinburgh 34 London Irish 11
Edinburgh advanced to the knockout stage of the Heineken Cup for the first time in eight years when they produced some scintillating rugby to sweep aside a London Irish side that offered little in an attacking sense at Murrayfield.
Munster skipper Paul O’Connell believes his side still have a way to go to get up to the level of Toulouse and Leinster in the Heineken Cup.
Northampton Saints 36 Munster 51
Munster clinched a home Heineken Cup quarter-final spot as they hit last season's runners-up for a record 51 points.
Brian McLaughlin was "exceptionally proud" of his Ulster side after they qualified for the Heineken Cup quarter-finals and came within minutes of ending Clermont Auvergne's long-standing unbeaten home record today.
Clermont Auvergne 19 Ulster 15
Ulster will be playing away from home in the Heineken Cup quarter-finals after Clermont Auvergne leapfrogged them at the top of Pool Four with a narrow win today.
Leicester's disappointing European campaign came to an end with a comfortable but far from convincing 33-6 win over a battling Aironi at Welford Road.