HEINEKEN CUP QUARTER-FINALS 2013/2014
ULSTER RUGBY v SARACENS
ASM CLERMONT AUVERGNE v LEICESTER TIGERS
TOULON v LEINSTER RUGBY
MUNSTER RUGBY v TOULOUSE
This time, though, the game will be on home soil for the Ulstermen - the first time they have managed to secure a home quarter-final since 1998. That season they beat Toulouse in the last eight, Stade Francais Paris in the semi-finals and Colomiers in the final at Lansdowne Road to become the first Irish team to lift the European crown.
All the three other quarter-finals are all new fixtures for this stage of the competition, although the clash between Munster and Toulouse at Thomond Park will be a repeat of the 2008 final at the Millennium Stadium when Munster won the title for the second time.
The meeting between No 2 seeds ASM Clermont Auvergne, last season's runners-up, and Leicester Tigers will give Richard Cockerill the chance to go back to his former club. Last season the Tigers were beaten 21-15 in Toulon and were also beaten in France in the 1997/98 quarter-finals in Pau.
Reigning champions Toulon have yet to lose a Heineken Cup tie at their fortress-like home at Stade Mayol in 10 outings. It will be their first meeting in Europe with the three-time champions Leinster.
This is what they had to say about the quarter-final draw and how they got there:
Nathan Hines (ASM Clermont Auvergne)
"We rolled up our sleeves and at half time we knew we might be on for an away game in the quarter-finals. We need to be a bit more clinical if we want to go on any further in this competition. The first objective is achieved in getting out of a difficult Pool. We are happy to be in this position. While we haven't forgotten last year, we have put it behind us. It is still there in the back of the heads, but we will focus solely on the quarter-final."
James Coughlan (Munster Rugby)
"We were delighted with our second half performance against Edinburgh. We were clinical when we needed to be and it is great that we are at home in the quarter-finals. We are in a good run of form and long may it continue. We know it is going to take a fantastic performance by us in the quarter-final."
Matt O'Connor (Leinster Rugby)
"At the start of the year one of our goals as a squad and as a management team was to qualify for the Heineken Cup Quarter-Finals and we've done that as pool winners. It has taken a big effort from the players to come through a tough group with five wins out of six and they deserve great credit for that.
"There are no easy games in the Heineken Cup and a trip to Toulon is further proof of that. They have a fantastic squad of players and their form in the Heineken has been excellent with only one loss in a group containing Cardiff Blues, Exeter and Glasgow meaning they have earned their home quarter final.
"I know from the mentality of my players that they want to be tested against the best and ultimately if we are to progress in this competition then we have to play and beat the best and I am confident that we have the capabilities to do that."