Bristol Rugby, Saracens, Brive, Bath Rugby and ASM Clermont Auvergne go into their crucial Round 5 matches with four wins from four starts...
Bristol Rugby, Saracens, Brive, Bath Rugby and ASM Clermont Auvergne go into their crucial Round 5 matches with four wins from four starts and in commanding positions to qualify for the knock-out stages.
The four best qualifiers will earn home advantage in the quarter-finals with Bristol, Saracens and Brive all on 19 points, ASM Clermont Auvergne on 18 and Bath Rugby on 16 and yet to pick up a try bonus point.
The three best runners-up will also qualify as the number six, seven and eight seeds with Newport Gwent Dragons on 16 points, Worcester Warriors and Glasgow Warriors on 15 points and Newcastle Falcons and NEC Harlequins each on 11 points.
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.