Greig Laidlaw rocketed to the top of the Heineken Cup points chart with a match winning contribution of 22 in Edinburgh's 29-23 victory over Munster at Murrayfield that ended a horrible run of seven consecutive European defeats.
Not only that, Laidlaw inspired his team to notch their first win of the season and pay back the two-time champions for posting a bonus-point double over them in last season's competition. The Laidlaw boot, combined with a thrilling 40 metre run in for a try by Tim Visser bagged the points for the Scottish side.
Now they have to travel to Perpignan on Sunday to try to repeat their heroics of two seasons ago, when they notched their first win in France and became the first Scottish side to reach the quarter and then semi-finals.
Perpignan were undone by a late try by England wing Jonny May, who crossed six minutes from time to give the home side the lead for the first time. Welsh international James Hook scored all the Perpignan points, including a second minute try, in the 27-22 defeat.
Gloucester now travel to Thomond Park for their sixth meeting with Munster in the Heineken Cup. They have never won in Ireland and Munster lead 3-2 in the series.
Conor Murray admits RC Toulon have every right to be seen as favourites for the second Heineken Cup semi-final a week on Sunday but he insists Munster will "be there or thereabouts" at the Stade Veledrome.