BT and Sky have reached an agreement in principle concerning arrangements for the European Rugby Champions Cup and the European Rugby Challenge Cup competitions, both of which would be broadcast jointly by BT Sport and Sky Sports.
Following on from a weekend of mixed results with defeat in the British & Irish Cup and an impressive Heineken Cup victory, the Munster squad reported for duty this morning in their respective centres and had an afternoon of reviews and previews with Glasgow Warriors up next on Saturday.
As well as having to cope with their deflating exit from the Heineken Cup, some key Ulster players picked up injuries during the province's bruising quarter-final defeat to Saracens on Saturday evening.
Ulster, the only team to go through their pool unbeaten, will have revenge on their minds when they look to turn the tables on Saracens who beat them at this stage of the Heineken Cup twelve months ago.
Ever since the Heineken Cup quarter-finalists were paired up in January, the meeting of Munster and Toulouse - with six European titles between them - has had rugby fans salivating at the prospect of such a heavyweight battle.
Peter O'Mahony took a full part in the Munster squad's training session in Cork yesterday and has been named to lead the side out against Toulouse in Saturday's Heineken Cup quarter-final at Thomond Park (kick-off 1.30pm).
The Aviva Stadium will host two Heineken Cup semi-finals later this month if Ulster and Leinster win their respective quarter-final clashes this weekend - and if both Munster and Leinster advance, the provincial rivals would face off at the home of Irish rugby.
Munster captain Peter O'Mahony was a spectator when the province overcame Toulouse to lift the Heineken Cup in Cardiff in 2008. Fitness permitting, he will be right in the thick of the action against the French giants come Saturday afternoon.