As the RBS 6 Nations takes centre stage in the coming weeks, fans of the elite European club game will be able to look forward to even more world class action in April when the European Champions Cup and Challenge Cup quarter-finals get underway.
Following the completion of all games in round 6 of the European Challenge Cup, it was confirmed on Saturday night that Connacht will travel to play Grenoble in the quarter-finals on the weekend of April 7/8/9/10.
An eight-try demolition of Oyonnax gave Ulster their best possible chance of reaching the European Champions Cup quarter-finals, with the runaway victory, try-scoring bonus point and final pool points differential of 60 applying intense pressure on their round 6 rivals.
Leinster may be out of the Champions Cup but showed last week against Bath how dangerous they can be with a score to settle and pride at stake. The province are targeting their first away win over English opposition since December 2013.
Opening up a fascinating final round in Saturday's early kick-off, Ulster must complete the double over Oyonnax - with a four-try bonus point to boot - in order to put pressure on their rivals for those coveted Champions Cup quarter-final spots.
Connacht lost their grip on Pool 1's top spot last week when suffering a late loss away to Brive, so their hopes of reaching the European Challenge Cup quarter-finals rest on a home win over Enisei-STM and the hope that other final round results go their way.
If fans want to savour the unique atmosphere of one of Europe's great sporting weekends, then they should look no further than the European Rugby Champions Cup and Challenge Cup finals which will be staged in Lyon in May.
Munster head coach Anthony Foley has named his team for Sunday's European Champions Cup round 6 match against Benetton Treviso, making two changes to the side that defeated Stade Francais last weekend (kick-off 2pm local time/1pm Irish time).