European rugby’s biggest stars will clash next weekend in the Heineken Champions Cup quarter-finals, with the eight teams left in the competition boasting a total of 13 European Cup titles between them.
The excitement gets underway on Saturday, when two-time winners Munster Rugby travel to Pool 5 winners Edinburgh Rugby at BT Murrayfield (12:45 GMT), with live free-to-air coverage on Channel 4 and Virgin Media, as well as BT Sport and beIN SPORTS.
The Scottish side lost their opening pool stage match at Montpellier, but went on to notch five successive victories, including two memorable successes against Toulon, as well as a nervy Round 6 win over Montpellier in front of a vociferous Edinburgh crowd.
Munster had a similarly tense Round 6 clash, having to defeat Exeter Chiefs in order to top Pool 2 and they did just that in a bruising 9-7 triumph. Fly-half Joey Carbery won two Heineken Man of the Match awards in the pool stages and will surely be one to watch, having totalled 68 points from five matches.
This tie is followed by a Pool 3 rematch at Allianz Park (15:15 GMT), where 2016 and 2017 winners Saracens host Glasgow Warriors, live on BT Sport and beIN SPORTS.
Saracens came out on top on both occasions when the two sides met in Rounds 1 and 6, but both teams did the double over Lyon and Cardiff Blues to secure spots in the last eight. Lock Jonny Gray is one to watch for the visitors, having totalled 92 tackles in the pool stages.
Our final tie on Saturday is a clash between two Irish provinces as defending champions Leinster Rugby entertain 1999 champions Ulster Rugby at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin (17:45 GMT), live on BT Sport and beIN SPORTS.
Despite Toulouse defeating Leinster 28-27 in Round 2, the Irish outfit responded by rattling off four consecutive victories, including a success over their French rivals to top Pool 1.
Ulster also endured a dramatic Round 6 match, finding themselves 13-0 down against already-eliminated Leicester Tigers and facing a European exit. However, they battled back through tries from wing Robert Baloucoune and prop Marty Moore to seal a best runners-up spot.
Leinster prop Sean Cronin and Ulster wing Jacob Stockdale are currently tied at the top of the try-scoring charts with six scores from as many matches, so they could be wise choices in Champions Fantasy Rugby.
The sole Sunday tie is an all-French affair as 2018 finalists Racing 92 play host to four-time winners and Pool 1 runners-up Toulouse at Paris La Defense Arena (15:15 BST), live on beIN SPORTS and BT Sport.
Five wins from their six pool stage matches saw Racing clinch a home quarter-final, with two notable victories over Leicester Tigers in the back-to-back matches. Toulouse also chalked up five wins, but they finished behind Leinster after a 29-13 defeat in Dublin in Round 5.
Toulouse wing Cheslin Kolbe will be one to watch here, having beaten the most defenders (41) in the pool stages, while Racing wings Simon Zebo and Juan Imhoff both have five tries to their name.
Saturday 30 March
QF2: Edinburgh Rugby v Munster Rugby, BT Murrayfield (12:45) Channel 4/Virgin Media/BT Sport/beIN SPORTS
QF1: Saracens v Glasgow Warriors, Allianz Park (15:15) BT Sport/beIN SPORTS
QF3: Leinster Rugby v Ulster Rugby, Aviva Stadium (17:45) BT Sport/beIN SPORTS
Sunday 31 March
QF 4: Racing 92 v Toulouse, Paris La Défense Arena (16:15) FR2/beIN SPORTS/BT Sport
Semi-final 1 – winner of QF1 will play winner of QF2
Semi-final 2 – winner of QF3 will play winner of QF4
(Matches to be played on 20/21 April)