With the travel expeditions well underway for Munster's 'Red Army' and over four thousand supporters expected to invade Marseille over the weekend, the Munster squad will depart for the south of France on Friday.
Munster have an opportunity to vault back into second place in the RaboDirect PRO12 when they visit provincial rivals Connacht, but the home side still have the target of their best ever league finish (seventh or higher).
Wayne Barnes from England will referee Munster's Heineken Cup semi-final showdown with Toulon next week, while Ireland's George Clancy has been appointed to take charge of the Amlin Challenge Cup semi-final between Northampton Saints and Harlequins.
The Munster squad trained at the University of Limerick on Tuesday ahead of what is now a 'must win' interprovincial derby away to Connacht if they are to secure qualification for the RaboDirect PRO12 play-offs.
The battle to secure home advantage in the RaboDirect PRO12 play-offs is certainly hotting up with the Irish provinces leading the way. A win for Munster at home to Glasgow Warriors on Saturday would keep them on course in second place.
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.
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.