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  • Sale Sharks-Toulouse

    80'’ Great defence from Kelleher earns Toulouse a penalty which they kick down into Sale's half. French win lineout and Kelleher runs into touch for final whistle and Toulouse have won 19-13 and secured a home quarter-final. Decent effort from Sale but they just did not have firepower agains the might of the French. Thanks for joining us.

  • Sale Sharks-Toulouse

    79'’ Eilissalde is off, looking tad groggy after clashing with Tuilagi.

  • Harlequins-Cardiff Blues

    80'’ It's all over at The Stoop and the Blues have won 45-20.

  • Sale Sharks-Toulouse

    77'’ Toulouse pinch Sale throw and clear the immediate danger.

  • Sale Sharks-Toulouse

    76'’ Big scrum from Sale and they earn penalty as they push Toulouse pack backwards. Hodgson goes for corner and Sale have lineout 5m from French try line. Great stuff from the Manchester club.

  • Sale Sharks-Toulouse

    75'’ Tuilagi is down again with arm injury as Sale continue to try and find another way through the Toulouse defence.

  • Harlequins-Cardiff Blues

    72'’ Great try from Roberts, his second of the match, increases Blues lead to 45-20, with Blair converting.

  • Sale Sharks-Toulouse

    71'’ Sale concede penalty for holding on and Elissalde has chance to extend Toulouse advantage. Crisp strike from the fly-half and Toulouse lead up to 19-13.

  • Sale Sharks-Toulouse

    68'’ Nice touch finder from Cueto moves Sales back into Toulouse half. Plenty of time for the home side to nick this match as again Tuilagi smashes his way into the Toulouse midfield!

  • Sale Sharks-Toulouse

    66'’ Hodgson adds conversion and Sale trailing just 16-13 as Toulouse make a raft of changes.

  • Sale Sharks-Toulouse

    65'’ Sale keep the ball alive and continue to attack Toulouse, who are being stretched across the field. Hodgson feeds Tait on a good line and the England back uses his speed and footwork to crash over for lovely try. 16-11. This game not over yet.

  • Sale Sharks-Toulouse

    60'’ Kelleher on for Michalak.

  • Sale Sharks-Toulouse

    60'’ Again Tuilagi gives Sale excellent go forward through the middle and Schofield continues attack with burst at speed into Toulouse 22. Good stuff from Sale.

  • Harlequins-Cardiff Blues

    57'’ Blair has extended Blues' lead to 38-20 with simple penalty.

  • Sale Sharks-Toulouse

    56'’ Tuilagi makes good ground through the middle for Sale as Clerc gets ready to come back on from the sin-bin.

  • Sale Sharks-Toulouse

    52'’ Lacombe catches Hodgson and Tait hit by Picamole before Sale concede penalty under pressure. Elissalde adds another penalty from in front of posts to make it 16-6 to Toulouse.

  • Harlequins-Cardiff Blues

    50'’ Conversion from Blair and Blues lead 35-20.

  • Harlequins-Cardiff Blues

    49'’ Lions centre Roberts has scored a fifth try for Blues to make it 33-20 at The Stoop.

  • Sale Sharks-Toulouse

    47'’ Wigglesworth flattened by Clerc and the France wing receives a yellow card for illegal challenge. Replays suggest Clerc a tad unlucky as it was a 50-50 ball.

  • Sale Sharks-Toulouse

    45'’ Lovely take by Poitrenaud and the full-back creates space for Jauzion and Clerc in the right corner and only a last-ditch tackle from Hodgson on Clerc stops wing going over for another try.

  • Sale Sharks-Toulouse

    43'’ Elissalde converts and Toulouse lead 13-11.

  • Sale Sharks-Toulouse

    42'’ Toulouse forwards continue where they left off in the first half and produce drive from lineout for hooker Lacombe to dive over from close range. 11-6 Toulouse.

  • Sale Sharks-Toulouse

    41'’ Second half gets underway with Toulouse still needing a win to make sure of a home quarter-final.

  • Harlequins-Cardiff Blues

    39'’ Clegg lands conversion and Blues just 28-20 ahead as the teams go off for half-time.

  • Harlequins-Cardiff Blues

    38'’ The tries just continue to flow at The Stoop as Care gets in on the action. That's seven tries and 48 points in an amazing first half.

  • Sale Sharks-Toulouse

    40'’ Sale pinned back in their 22 and Elissalde takes advantage with a simple drop goal to level the scores at 6-6 at half-time.

  • Sale Sharks-Toulouse

    37'’ Toulouse forwards on top now and Jones receives a yellow for constant infringing.

  • Harlequins-Cardiff Blues

    34'’ Amazing stuff. Blues have scored a fourth try through Rush, which Blair converts to make it 28-13.

  • Harlequins-Cardiff Blues

    33’ Easter comes in from side of ruck after Sweeney break into Quins 22 and the England number eight is yellow carded.

  • Harlequins-Cardiff Blues

    29'’ Sweeney has scored Blues' second try, which Blair converts to make it 21-13 to the Welsh. A scorefest at The Stoop.

  • Sale Sharks-Toulouse

    32'’ Sale forwards handle in ruck and Heymas kicks to the corner. Dangerous times for the home team as French forwards start to take control.

  • Harlequins-Cardiff Blues

    22'’ Easter has scored Quins' second try after starting and finishing the move. 14-13 Blues. Great game at The Stoop.

  • Sale Sharks-Toulouse

    28'’ Toulouse work David into room in right corner and his pass back inside is intercepted by Wigglesworth to prevent a certain try. Well played by the Sale the scrum-half.

  • Harlequins-Cardiff Blues

    21'’ Blair converts his own try and Blues lead 14-8.

  • Harlequins-Cardiff Blues

    20'’ Rush and Powell set up attacking position for Blues and Lualua offload out of the tackle puts Blair clear for second Blues try. 12-8 Blues.

  • Sale Sharks-Toulouse

    21'’ Koyamaibole runs at Elissalde and the fly-half makes rubbish effort to tackle the big number eight.

  • Sale Sharks-Toulouse

    20'’ Abraham struggling and replace by Fearns.

  • Sale Sharks-Toulouse

    19'’ Toulouse forwards again set up good position for Elissdale but the fly-half scuffs his drop at goal. Poor effort.

  • Sale Sharks-Toulouse

    18'’ Nice half-break from Cueto but Abrahams unable to hold on to pass. But Toulouse infringe and Hodgson lands penalty to make it 6-3 Sale.

  • Harlequins-Cardiff Blues

    15'’ Blair adds conversion and Quins lead now just 8-7.

  • Harlequins-Cardiff Blues

    14'’ Thomas has touched down for Blues following powerful drive from prop Jenkins. 8-5 Quins.

  • Harlequins-Cardiff Blues

    10'’ Clegg has extended Quins lead with a penalty making it 8-0.

  • Sale Sharks-Toulouse

    10'’ Powerful drive from Toulouse forwards and Elissalde drops a goal to level scores at 3-3.

  • Sale Sharks-Toulouse

    8'’ Sale down to 14 men after Koyamaibole takes out Elissalde at a ruck. Ouch.

  • Harlequins-Cardiff Blues

    2'’ Fantastic start at The Stoop for Quins as wing Lowe goes over for a try. 5-0 Quins.

  • Sale Sharks-Toulouse

    5'’ Lovelt high ball from Wigglesworth and Cueto flattens Poitrenaud. Sale win ball and attack again down the left wing.

  • Sale Sharks-Toulouse

    4'’ Sale continue to batter Toulouse defensive line and the French concede penalty for offide which Hodgson kicks for early 3-0 lead. Good stuff from the Sharks.

  • Sale Sharks-Toulouse

    1'’ They've kicked off at Edgeley Park and a great start for the Sharks as Koyamaibole makes great charge towards Toulouse line.

  • Sale Sharks-Toulouse

      Toulouse have a side packed with class and an all-international back-line of Poitrenaud, Clerc, David, Jauzion, Hyemans, Elissalde and Michalak so Sale have got their hands full.

  • Harlequins-Cardiff Blues

      The Blues also want to continue their European season in ther Challenge Cup but face a full-strength Harlequins sides that welcomes back Jordan Turner-Hall in the centre.

  • Sale Sharks-Toulouse

      Next up is Toulouse at Sale and Cardiff Blues' trip to Harlequins. Sale want a spot in the European Challenge Cup knock-out stages while already qualified Toulouse want a home quarter-final in the Heineken Cup, so all to play for.

  • Gwent Dragons Newport-Gloucester

    80'’ Smith has scored a late consolation try for the Dragons which Tovey converts to make final score 32-23 to Gloucester, who have given themselves an excellent chance of a quarter-final spot in the Challenge Cup.

  • Biarritz Olympique-Glasgow Warriors

    80'’ Harinordoquy picks up and offloads to wing Bolakoro and Glasgow unable to prevent the Fijian crashing over under the posts. Courrent adds conversion to make it 41-20 and ref blows for full-time. Brave effort from the Scots but they just did not have the firepower as the Biarritz bandwagon gathers steam.

  • Biarritz Olympique-Glasgow Warriors

    78'’ Courrent kicks for corner and Biarritz have another lineout in Glasgow 22. Harinordoquy wins throw and Glasgow concede another penalty. No surprise as Biarritz opt for scrum.

  • Gwent Dragons Newport-Gloucester

    69'’ The floodgates have opened at Rodney Parade as Gloucester score penalty try, which Robinson converts to put them 32-16 ahead.

  • Biarritz Olympique-Glasgow Warriors

    74'’ Scots finishing strongly with some nice running rugby, but not quite able to break down Biarritz defence.

  • Gwent Dragons Newport-Gloucester

    66'’ Robinson adds the extras and Gloucester lead 25-16.

  • Gwent Dragons Newport-Gloucester

    65'’ Amazing. Qera has scored another try for his hat-trick. Gloucester now lead 23-16.

  • Gwent Dragons Newport-Gloucester

    60'’ Robinson has given Gloucester an 18-16 lead with his second penalty. Cherry and Whites' European hopes are alive again.

  • Biarritz Olympique-Glasgow Warriors

    69'’ Biarritz again demolish Scots scrum and this time the ref awards a penalty try. 32-20 Biarritz.

  • Biarritz Olympique-Glasgow Warriors

    68'’ Huge scrum by Biarritz earns them another penalty in Glasgow 22. French smell another try and opt for another scrum. Biarritz drive Scots over their own line and ref goes to video official for a decision. Difficult to tell if Harinordoquy got the ball down first - he certainly should have. Video official rules no try and 5m scrum is awarded.

  • Biarritz Olympique-Glasgow Warriors

    67'’ Glasgow offside and Courrent kicks for the left corner and sets up another dangerous attaacking position for Biarritz.

  • Biarritz Olympique-Glasgow Warriors

    63'’ Glasgow's Jackson on for Parks at fly-half.

  • Biarritz Olympique-Glasgow Warriors

    63'’ Lovely conversion from Courrent to extend Biarritz lead to 27-20.

  • Biarritz Olympique-Glasgow Warriors

    62'’ Biarritz create room for flyer Ngwenya on the right wing and the American Eagle out-strips o'Hare and goes over in the corner. Not the best defence from Glasgow as Biarritz open a 25-20 lead.

  • Gwent Dragons Newport-Gloucester

    56'’ Dragons are down to 14 men after replacement Ben Castle receives yellow card. Can Gloucester make their one-man advantage count?

  • Biarritz Olympique-Glasgow Warriors

    62'’ Huge scrum from Biarritz as they shove Glasgow back 15m and win another penalty. This time Courrent on target to level the scores at 20-20.

  • Biarritz Olympique-Glasgow Warriors

    59'’ Daft from Morrison as he concedes another penalty and Courrent has kick on goal just inside Glasgow half. The fly-half had the distance but was just wide. Let off for the Scots as Tkachuk and Thomson come on.

  • Biarritz Olympique-Glasgow Warriors

    57'’ Glasgow go off their feet and hand Courrent straight-forward chance in front of the posts. Fly-half on target to cut lead to 20-17.

  • Biarritz Olympique-Glasgow Warriors

    55'’ Lovely touch finder from Courrent after drive from Harinordoquy moves Biarritz into Glasgow 22.

  • Biarritz Olympique-Glasgow Warriors

    52'’ Glasgow offside and Courrent cuts Glasgow lead to 20-14 with another penalty.

  • Gwent Dragons Newport-Gloucester

    43'’ Qera has gone over for his second try to cut Dragons lead to 16-15.

  • Biarritz Olympique-Glasgow Warriors

    48'’ Parks adds conversion and Glasgow lead 20-11.

  • Biarritz Olympique-Glasgow Warriors

    48'’ Biarritz looking dangerous but Courrent overkicks and Stortoni calls mark. Quick tap from the full-back and Glasgow counter from their own line, with Stortoni, Evans and Brown combining superbly to put Cusiter over for a fantastic try under the posts. Pure magic from the Scots as they extend lead to 18-11.

  • Biarritz Olympique-Glasgow Warriors

    47'’ Courrent clean through up to the Scots 22 but the fly-half unable to find his support. Glasgow secure loose ball and Parks hoofs downfield.

  • Biarritz Olympique-Glasgow Warriors

    45'’ Biarritz infringe and Parks has chance to extend Scots lead, but this time he hits an upright.

  • Biarritz Olympique-Glasgow Warriors

    41'’ Courrent gets second half underway. Can the Scots produce an upset here?

  • Gwent Dragons Newport-Gloucester

    40'’ Arlidge extends Dragons lead on stroke of half-time with drop goal. Dragons lead 16-10 at the interval and Gloucester have it all to do in the second half.

  • Biarritz Olympique-Glasgow Warriors

    40'’ Ref blows for half-time and Glasgow take 13-11 lead into the break. The Scots have done well to lead at the halfway mark but there were one or two danger signs from Biarritz late in the first half as their forwards get a head of steam up.

  • Gwent Dragons Newport-Gloucester

    34'’ Arlidge converts to put Dragons 13-10 ahead.

  • Gwent Dragons Newport-Gloucester

    33'’ Gomer-Davies has scored for the Dragons and Welsh side now lead 11-10.

  • Biarritz Olympique-Glasgow Warriors

    36'’ Biarritz set up drive after Harinordoquy wins lineout. French drive towards the Scots line and go over. Ref goes to video official who awards try to prop Coetzee. Glasgowe lead now 13-11 after well-worked try just before the break.

  • Biarritz Olympique-Glasgow Warriors

    35'’ Evans penalisede for not rolling away in tackle and Courrent kicks Biarritz deep into Scots' 22.

  • Biarritz Olympique-Glasgow Warriors

    32'’ Glasgow forwards infringe again but this time Courrent unable to punish them as his kick drifts wide.

  • Gwent Dragons Newport-Gloucester

    27'’ Arlidge punishes Attwood infringement and Gloucester lead cut to 19-6.

  • Gwent Dragons Newport-Gloucester

    27'’ Gloucester are down to 14 men as Attwood receives a yellow card.

  • Biarritz Olympique-Glasgow Warriors

    29'’ Glasgow infirnge at ruck and chance for Courrent to cut their lead, which he does. 13-6 Glasgow.

  • Gwent Dragons Newport-Gloucester

    23'’ Robinson kicks conversion and Gloucester now lead 10-3.

  • Gwent Dragons Newport-Gloucester

    22'’ Qera has scored the game's first try for Gloucester to move the Cherry and Whites 8-3 ahead.

  • Biarritz Olympique-Glasgow Warriors

    25'’ Biarritz kick out on the full and Evans and Cusiter combine well from ensuing scrum before French infirnge again with deliberate knock on. Parks has nailed three from three so far and makes it four from four as Glasgow move 13-3 ahead. Great stuff from the Scots.

  • Biarritz Olympique-Glasgow Warriors

    22'’ Nice charge from lock Gray sets up attacking position for Glasgow in Biarritz half and French are then penalised for not rolling away - looks like Lund the culprit. Another chance for Parks to add to the score, which he does with another nicely-struck kick. Glasgow lead 10-3.

  • Gwent Dragons Newport-Gloucester

    20'’ Arldige has levelled it up at Rodney Parade with Dragons first points. 3-3.

  • Biarritz Olympique-Glasgow Warriors

    11'’ Superb touchline conversion from Parks and Glasgow extend lead to 7-3. A real wake up call for Biarritz if they needed one.

  • Gwent Dragons Newport-Gloucester

    8'’ Nicky Robinson has given Gloucester an early lead at Rodney Parade.

  • Gwent Dragons Newport-Gloucester

    10'’ Superb grubber ahead by Cusiter and Thom Evans shows real pace to win the race for the ball and dice over in the corner. Lovely stuff from the Scots and great thinking by Cusiter.

  • Gwent Dragons Newport-Gloucester

    7'’ Lovely touch-finder from Parks pins the French back in their own 22. Much will depend on the kicking of the soon-departing fly-half today, especially as the wet and muddy conditions are likely to put paid to any kind of running game.

  • Gwent Dragons Newport-Gloucester

    4'’ Early penalty for Biarritz and Courrent nails a goal from in front of the posts to give the French a 3-0 lead.

  • Gwent Dragons Newport-Gloucester

    1'’ They're underway at Rodney Parade. Can Gloucester maintain the form that saw them down pool winners Biarritz last week?

  • Biarritz Olympique-Glasgow Warriors

    1'’ Parks gets the game started on what is his final European occasion for the Scottish fly-half.

  • Biarritz Olympique-Glasgow Warriors

      It has been raining most of the morning and it's still drizzling on the Atlantic coast.

  • Biarritz Olympique-Glasgow Warriors

      Glasgow have little to play for but pride and have made a number of chances from their last outing, though still have their leading players in action.

  • Biarritz Olympique-Glasgow Warriors

      Biarritz are through to the last eight for the first time in three years but they know a win today will give them a home draw and a great chance of going further. A nera full-strength team therefore for the French club, with Imanol Harinordoquy and skipper Jerome Thion leading from the front.

  • Sale Sharks-Toulouse

      And finally, we have Pool 5 winners Toulouse against Sale, who like the Blues are hoping to make it into the Challenge Cup.

  • Sale Sharks-Toulouse

      Later on, Harlequins welcome the Blues to The Stoop with the Cardiff club looking to maintain their European season in the Challenge Cup. Quins are out of Europe but have named a full-strength side as they look to sign off with a victory.

  • Sale Sharks-Toulouse

      Also in Pool 2 we have Glasgow's trip to French side Biarritz, who have already reached the quarter-finals as the group winners.

  • Gwent Dragons Newport-Gloucester

      First up, we have Gloucester's trip to Newport-Gwent Dragons in Pool where they are hoping to secure a spot in the quarter-finals of the European Challenge Cup.

  •   Good afternoon and welcome to live text coverage of the four remaining group games in the Heineken Cup, featuring action from Pools 2 and 5.