That game will be played at the 36,000 capacity Le Stadium in thecentre ofToulouse where Rolland made his debut in the tournament as a refereein2000 when the home town team met Saracens in a Pool match.
It will be Rolland's first game in the knock-out phase of theHeineken Cupafter 12 Pool games in almost four years. Toulouse and Edinburgh tookthetop two places in their Pool after beating each other in their homematches, but the champions took top spot in the end to set up anintriguingdecider in what will be Edinburgh's first show in the last eight.
The other Saturday fixture will be at a packed Thomond Park inLimerick,when two-times finalists Munster have home advantage over the Frenchchampions Stade Francais Paris (kick-off 5.00pm local time).Welsh referee Nigel Williams will find himself in charge of Munsterat thequarter-final stage for the second season in a row having made hisdebut inthe knock-out phase in last season's showdown at Welford Road in thelasteight between Leicester Tigers and the Irishmen.
Munster won that game and there was another away win in Williams'otherknock-out game last season when Perpignan triumphed at Lansdowne RoadoverLeinster Lions. It will be Williams' 19th Heineken Cup assignment.
England's World Cup semi-final referee Chris White will take hisHeinekenCup tally to 26 matches when he takes charge of the first Heineken Cupquarter-final of the 2003/04 knock-out phase.
Only Irish international referee Dave McHugh has controlled moreHeinekenCup ties in the tournament's nine-year history, with 29.
White will help kick-off the run-in to the ninth Heineken Cup titlewhen hecontrols the sell-out match between Wales' sole representatives inthe last
The final Heineken Cup quarter-final, the all English affair betweenLondonWasps and Gloucester at The Causeway Stadium , High Wycombe onSunday, 11thApril (kick-off 3.00pm local time) will be controlled by leadingFrenchofficial Joel Jutge.
A veteran of 22 Heineken Cup ties, he was in charge of the 2002 finalbetween Leicester Tigers and Munster at the Millennium Stadium andwas alsoin the middle when Gloucester beat Cardiff in the 2001 quarter-final.Itwill be his fourth fixture in the knock-out phase of the tournament.
Heineken Cup Quarter-Final Referee Appointments.(All kick-off times are local times). Llanelli Scarlets v Biarritz Olympique.Date: Friday, 9th April.Kick-off: 7.45pm.Venue: Stradey Park.Referee: Chris White (England).Television: Sky/Sport +
Toulouse v Edinburgh Rugby.Date: Saturday, 10th April.Kick-off: 4.00pm.Venue: Le Stadium, Toulouse.Referee: Alain Rolland (Ireland).Television: FR2/Sky.
Munster v Stade Francais Date: Saturday, 10th April.Kick-off: 5.00pm.Venue: Thomond Park.Referee: Nigel Williams (Wales).RTE/Sky/Sport +
London Wasps v Gloucester.Date: Sunday, 11th April.Date: Kick-off: 3.00pmVenue: The Causeway Stadium.Referee: Joel Jutge (France).Television: Sky/Sport +