England midfield hopeful Brad Barritt has underlined Saracens' fierce determination to be regarded among the big guns of European rugby.
Connacht's man of the match John Muldoon said that beating Harlequins, ending his side's 14 match losing streak, and breaking their tournament duck was like "winning the Heineken Cup."
Gloucester boss Bryan Redpath hailed "a great performance" from his team after they stunned Heineken Cup heavyweights Toulouse at Kingsholm.
Harlequins captain Chris Robshaw knows their Heineken Cup quarter-finals hopes are hanging by a thread after their Pool Six defeat at Connacht.
Connacht broke their Heineken Cup duck, and broke a few Harlequins hearts along the way, as they hung on to notch a famous one point victory at a wind and rain swept Sportsground.
Two tries from flying Jonny May rounded off a thrilling encounter at Kingsholm as Gloucester clinched a consolation 34-24 victory over French giants Toulouse.
Gloucester beat Heineken Cup heavyweights Toulouse 34-24 at Kingsholm with a brilliant performance inspired by their try-hungry backs.
Harlequins' Heineken Cup hopes were engulfed by a storming defensive display from Connacht as the hosts made history with a 9-8 win in Galway.
Bath have made wholesale changes to their line-up as they look to finish their Heineken Cup campaign on a high at home to Glasgow Warriors.
Leicester will look to end their campaign on a winning note when they host Pool Four strugglers Aironi in Saturday's Heineken Cup clash.
Leinster are one of only two sides who have already reached the Heineken Cup quarterfinals, but they will be determined to secure a home game in the knock-out phase with a victory over Montpellier this weekend.
Ulster travel to France to play Clermont Auvergne this weekend knowing a victory on French soil will be good enough to see them qualify for the Heineken Cup quarterfinals for a second successive season.
Munster have already qualified for the Heineken Cup quarterfinals and will be looking to keep their unbeaten record in this year's tournament and to finish with a clean sweep of wins in Pool One.
England wing Chris Ashton has been left out of the Northampton team for Saturday's Heineken Cup clash against Munster in Milton Keynes (6pm).
Toulouse endured the worst possible start to their European Cup trip to England when the emergency exit door on their low-cost flight came loose, their players claimed.
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