Munster will be without flanker Niall Ronan for the rest of the season due to a serious knee injury which requires surgery.
Harlequins know they have to come away with all the spoils when they travel to face Irish province Connacht in the final game of Pool 6 at the Sportsground in Galway.
Toulouse have to beat Gloucester, who are already out of the competition, at Kingsholm on Friday night to guarantee they finish top of Pool Six and qualify for an incredible 14th Heineken Cup quarterfinal appearance.
Harlequins have made five changes to their side for Friday night's crucial Heineken Cup game against Connacht at the Sportsground.
Gloucester coach Bryan Redpath has resisted the urge to rest his star names in Friday's Heineken Cup tie against Toulouse.
Ulster captain and Springbok lock Johann Muller has called for passion and commitment from his side when they clash with Clermont Auvergne, who he rates as one of the best sides in Europe, in the Heineken Cup on Saturday.
Edinburgh captain Greig Laidlaw believes victory over Racing Metro presents a perfect opportunity to end an eight-year knockout stage absence.
Aurelien Rougerie and his Clermont Auvergne team have given themselves a fighting chance of automatic Heineken Cup quarterfinal qualification.
Cardiff Blues have the honour of being the only Welsh club to win a European title but they are determined to make it third time lucky when it comes down to the crunch of Heineken Cup quarterfinal qualification against Racing Metro on Sunday.
Director of rugby Mark McCall was frustrated after Saracens made hard work of beating Biarritz 20-16 in the Heineken Cup on Sunday.
Joe Schmidt insisted Leinster have a long way to go in the defence of their Heineken Cup title after qualifying for the knockout stages.
Owen Farrell kicked Saracens to a 20-16 victory over Biarritz at Vicarage Road and to the brink of a place in the Heineken Cup quarter-finals.
Saracens stayed in control of Pool 5 but will have to wait another week to book their quarterfinal place after a nail-biting 20-16 win over Biarritz Olympique in the Heineken Cup.
Leinster continued their defence of the Heineken Cup with a 23-16 win at Glasgow Warriors that earned them a place in the knockout stages.
Defending champions Leinster joined rival Irish province Munster in qualifying for the quarterfinals of the European Cup after notching up a hard-fought 23-16 victory over Glasgow on Sunday.
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