With four thrilling games over the weekend, there was no end of outstanding individual performances to choose from when naming the Heineken Man of the Match. And here at www.HeinekenRugby.co.uk we are giving you a fantastic opportunity to win a match ball from one of the three English Heineken Cup quarter finals of your choice, signed by the Heineken Man of the Match.
First up was Peter Hewat of London Irish who overcame the mighty Perpignan to win 20-9 at the Madejski Stadium. Full back Hewat impressed the fans with his kicking performance to be named Heineken Man of the Match. In the second Heineken Cup quarter final, European rugby experts Munster took control of the Cherry and Whites at Kingsholm. Kiwi Rua Tipoki was crowned Heineken Man of the Match when Munster won with a fairly decisive 16-3 result. Sunday saw one of the finest performances of the tournament when Saracens put their Anglo Welsh semi final defeat firmly behind them with a win over the Ospreys. Rugby World Cup winner, and Saracens stalwart Richard Hill was named Heineken Man of the Match thanks to an inspirational individual performance. So who will you choose - Hewat, Tipoki or Hill? Make your choice on the competition page and you could be in with a chance of winning the signed match ball.
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.