Cardiff Blues will play their 100th Heineken Cup match when they clash with London Irish this weekend but any celebrations will go on the back burner if they do not seal victory and move closer to the quarterfinals.
Leicester Tigers have an excellent Heineken Cup record, but Geordan Murphy's team face this season's moment of truth when they clash with 1999 champions Ulster at Ravenhill on Friday.
With two rounds of Heineken Cup action left before the teams for the knock-out stages of the tournament are confirmed we thought we would take a look at the road to the play-offs.
Ulster will go into their crucial Heineken Cup tie against Leicester Tigers this weekend full of confidence, according to head coach Brian McLaughlin.
Edinburgh coach Michael Bradley has admitted his side have work to do ahead of their trip to Racing Metro in the Heineken Cup this weekend.
The full Saracens squad will travel to Cape Town on Sunday for a week of warm weather training in advance of their European Cup match against Biarritz, at Vicarage Road next Sunday, January 15.
Harlequins have escaped further sanction over incidents that took place in their technical area during their Heineken Cup win in Toulouse.
An investigation in the Technical Zone incident involving Harlequins flank during the Heineken Cup match with Toulouse has concluded that no further disciplinary action is required.
Despite a 42-13 drubbing at the hands of European Cup champions Leinster on Boxing Day Ulster boss Brian McLaughlin remains upbeat about his side's prospects against Munster this weekend.
Treviso flank Francesco Minto has been suspended for six weeks following the red card he received in the European Cup clash with Biarritz last week for headbutting an opponent.
Will Skinner, the Harlequins flank, who received a red card in strange circumstances last weekend, has appeared before a European Cup hearing and has been suspended for two weeks.
Ian Gough has received a three-week ban after he was cited for a dangerous tackle during the Ospreys' Heineken Cup defeat against Saracens.
Harlequins flank Will Skinner has received a two week ban for last weekend's red card earned from the bench in his side's European Cup win at Toulouse.
Harlequins flanker Will Skinner has been handed a two-week ban after he was sent off during the Heineken Cup victory over Toulouse in France.
The battle for qualification for the knock-out stages of the 2011/12 Heineken Cup will resume at full tilt on Friday, January 13 (2012) when Round Five gets underway with the clash between former winners Ulster (Ireland) and Leicester Tigers (England).
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