Thierry Dusautoir surges past Rory Lawson to score at Kingsholm
Following the results in Pool 6 of the Heineken Cup, ERC can confirm that Toulouse have qualified for the quarter-finals of this season's tournament.
Despite losing 34-24 to Gloucester Rugby in a dramatic, rollercoaster of a Round 6 contest at Kingsholm, Toulouse still managed to top Pool 6 on 18 points as Harlequins could only manage a losing bonus point in a 9-8 defeat by Connacht at the Sportsground which left the English club in second place on 17 points.
The four-time Heineken Cup champions scored three tries through skipper Thierry Dusautoir, who was playing in his 50th tournament match, and wing Timoci Matanavou who crossed for two, however, Gloucester put in a barnstorming finish in front of their fans to earn a fully deserved bonus-victory.
As part of the build-up to next month's Cardiff 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals weekend, ERC has joined forces with the WRU, Cardiff Blues and adidas to develop an annual grassroots community rugby programme targeting young players.
The Ulster Rugby full back, Jared Payne (No 15), has been suspended for two (2) weeks following an independent Disciplinary Hearing in Dublin arising from the Heineken Cup quarter-final match against Saracens at Ravenhill Stadium on Saturday, 5 April.