# heineken-cup - Friday 4 April, 2014
We’ve taken a look at the pages of Midi Olympique, L’Équipe and Rugbyrama to see what the other side are talking about.
Former Ulster teammate Adam D’Arcy caught up with the South African ahead of this weekend’s Heineken Cup clash with Saracens.
Gordon D’Arcy knows his Leinster bro more than his Leinster bro knows about him.
Mark Anscombe has named his side for tomorrow evening’s showdown in Ravenhill.
Rob Penney has made just two changes to his team, with James Downey also returning to the side at 12.
The former Saracens player, coach and CEO will be in the Ravenhill stands for tomorrow night’s Heineken Cup tie.
The Leinster head coach has recent experience of taking on the European champions.
The Ireland international wing is hoping that tomorrow’s clash with Saracens will give him the chance to impress.
The former Leinster and Ireland U20 lock is hoping to make the Sarries squad to compete in the Heineken Cup quarter final.
Grenoble skills coach and former Munster scrum-half Mike Prendergast discusses the strengths of Toulouse.
# heineken-cup - Thursday 3 April, 2014
The number eight can’t get enough of the business end of the season.
The Scottish captain has vast experience of playing in front of fired up Ireland supporters.
The French winger believes his team are hitting form at the right time.
There are two gigantic, French obstacles in place that may well scupper any hopes of a rematch of the 2006 and 2009 clashes.
Bakkies Botha and Ali Williams have failed to recover from injury in time for the Heineken Cup quarter-final.
Top 14 sides have been unashamed in spending big and buying bigger in recent years, writes Simon Hick.
Grenoble skills coach and former Munster scrum-half Mike Prendergast talks us through winning at Stade Mayol.
The England international centre says his side are hoping to continue their new-found ‘fluidity’ against Ulster.
# heineken-cup - Wednesday 2 April, 2014
‘It’s hard to put a decent spin on it,’ says the experienced scrum-half.
The gigantic Samoan prop will not play in Limerick after sustaining a neck injury last weekend.
We are not sure if Ruan Pienaar is being tackled or is sporting the sprawled monkey hairstyle.
The winger has moved from international outsider to match-winner during the course of this season.
The experienced boss of the Top 14 side feels his men are in a good place ahead of the Heineken Cup quarter-final.
The out-half explains that his province’s analysis of Saturday’s quarter-final opposition has been ongoing for seven weeks.
The province’s Kiwi head coach is confident his forwards can deal with the ‘behemoth’ Toulouse pack this weekend.
# heineken-cup - Tuesday 1 April, 2014
The hooker is counting the minutes to Saturday’s Heineken Cup quarter-final at Ravenhill.
The eastern province has issued a clean bill of health ahead of the Toulon clash.
The Munster captain is working hard to prove his fitness ahead of the challenge against a ‘a huge, huge’ Toulouse back row.
Rob Penney does not expect to be able to call on the second row, while Stephen Archer has been ruled out.
Rory Best will also return to the side allowing Mark Anscombe to pick a full-strength squad.
“If we kick badly to these guys they will really hurt you,” says Leinster and Ireland coach Richie Murphy.
# heineken-cup - Monday 31 March, 2014
‘New challenge, but the same principles’: Jennings calls on Leinster to manage emotion on trip to Toulon
The flanker admits that the reigning champions could prove Leinster’s toughest opponent to date, but that will not mean a change in approach.
The Bayern boss says he might have been offered the United job but couldn’t understand Fergie’s accent.
His return will see French fly-half Frederic Michalak drop to the bench.
Mourad Boudjellal has more than Leinster on his mind this week.
Toulouse have been hit by a string of injury woes ahead of the Thomond Park showdown.
The trio have modified training loads early this week, but will be fit and ready for Sunday’s clash with the champions.
The powerful pair of forwards were withdrawn during their side’s 32-28 defeat to Toulon on Saturday.
The out-half played from start to finish in the Blues’ top-of-the-table triumph over Munster.
# heineken-cup - Sunday 30 March, 2014
The back row forward believes the westerners have what it takes to defeat Scarlets in Wales today.