Saturday 6th April 2013
ASM Clermont Auvergne v Montpellier
36 – 14
Saracens v Ulster Rugby
Sunday 7th April 2013
Harlequins v Munster Rugby
Toulon v Leicester Tigers
Quarter final time. The smart money is on four home wins, but, apparently, statistically, there is always one that goes against the head. Let’s take a look.
No upset there, despite Montpellier having the amazing Johnny Beattie, Clermont have way too much for them. Upset chances: Nil.
Nah. Ulster have been slowly deflating like a leaky whoopee cushion for some time now, that slightly limp farting sound you hear is Sarries pack sitting on them. Upset chances: Nil.
More or less full strength, at home, with their handsome – if giant-tongued – leader rested and raring to go and the wonderful Nick Evans at 10 directing operations. Against Munster, who although they have POC back, are in a state of stylistic transition, to which end have selected youngster Colostomy Ron at 10. Upset chances: Nil.
Here we have the outlier. The expensively assembled ancient might of Toulon versus Tigers, who, man for man, on paper at least, are superior in every way. Will home advantage be enough to swing it for Toulon? With the majestic Toby Flood unleashing England’s finest backline, this is the one to watch. Upset chances: Some.
So, there we have it. If you’re looking for one against the head, look no further than Tigers. You won’t regret it.