Leicester, Quins and Saracens into last eight
ENGLAND will have three clubs in the quarter-finals of the Heineken Cup for the first time since 2009.
Leicester and Saracens yesterday joined Aviva Premiership champions Harlequins in the last eight, with only Tigers facing an away tie.
Richard Cockerill's men progressed as sixth seeds after knocking out four-time European champions Toulouse, which means a trip to Jonny Wilkinson's Toulon in early April.
Saracens will be at home to last season's runners-up Ulster, with Quins hosting Munster, whose bonus-point victory over Racing Metro yesterday sent holders Leinster crashing out.
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The last eight is completed by an all-French affair between tournament favourites Clermont Auvergne and Montpellier.
The semi-final draw, meanwhile, sees Clermont or Montpellier drawn to play in their own country, but not their normal home ground, against Quins or Munster, with Saracens or Ulster hosting Toulon or Leicester.
"We just have to manage what is in front of us," said Leicester rugby director Cockerill.
"You would prefer to be at home, but we have got to get past Toulon. They are an immense side, a fantastic team. It is going to be another huge day in Tigers' history."
While Leicester toppled Toulouse 9-5 in the Welford Road snow, Saracens skated across a wintry surface on their final appearance at Vicarage Road to post a 40-7 bonus-point victory over Edinburgh.
"We said after the game that the conditions were as bad as it gets, with the ball like a bar of soap," saidSaracens boss Mark McCall.