Richard Cockerill believes his Leicester Tigers side are on their way to creating their own slice of Heineken Cup history at Welford Road after knocking-out four times winners Toulouse to clinch top spot in Pool 2.
The reward for the Tigers and their fans is a trip to Top 14 leaders Toulon in the quarter-finals and a win at Stade Felix Mayol would set-up an away semi-final against the winners of the game between Saracens and Ulster.
"This club has a rich history and there is a lot said about players in other eras. But this team wants to make its own history and today this team knocked Toulouse out of the Heineken Cup," Cockerill told Sky Sports..
"We won a really tough pool and the players should be congratulated for that. We should get some credit for that. The effort at the end, those last two minutes with the crowd on their feet, they are magic moments. It was a game when it was almost easier to play without the ball.
"They missed some kicks at goal and, to be fair to Toby Flood, he kicked that one just before half-time to give us a nine-point cushion."
Tigers skipper Louis Deacon was quick to thank the pack house of 26,000 at Welford Road for their support throughout a game that was played with snow still lying on the pitch, as well as falling from the sky.
"It was absolutely freezing out there. We had to dig deep towards the end - fair play to the lads," said Deacon.
"We needed it, we were at home and we don't lose many at home. The crowd was absolutely amazing, they backed us all the way, and we probably wanted it more in the end."
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.