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Tigers too strong for Toulouse
Leicester memorably sent four-time European champions Toulouse skidding out of the Heineken Cup with a 9-5 win at a snow-swept Welford Road to book their place in the quarter-finals.
The Tigers will be away to Jonny Wilkinson's Toulon in early April, where the weather should be considerably warmer than on an Arctic east midlands afternoon when Toulouse saw their hopes of a fifth European title plunged into cold storage.
Fly-half Toby Flood was the Leicester matchwinner, making light of punishing conditions by kicking three penalties, while Toulouse marksmen Lionel Beauxis and Luke McAlister crucially missed five shots at goal between them as Toulouse wing Yann Huget scored the only try in a Pool Two encounter dominated by the incessant wintry weather.
Charlie Hodgson's late try gave Saracens a bonus-point win as they sealed their progress to the last eight with an easy 40-7 victory over Edinburgh.
Sarries made light of the snowy conditions that threatened to blight their last-ever game at Vicarage Road, scoring five tries to qualify from the pool stage for the second season in a row.
Chris Ashton gave himself a timely boost two weeks before the start of the RBS 6 Nations with two of the tries, with Sarries' other scores coming from Matt Stevens and Chris Wyles. Owen Farrell kicked over 15 points for the home side, while Greig Tonks scored Edinburgh's only try which Greig Laidlaw converted.
Simon Zebo scored a hat-trick of tries as Munster swept past 14-man Racing Metro 29-6 and knocked Leinster out in the process.
Rob Penney's men needed a bonus-point win at Thomond Park in order to leapfrog their Irish rivals into the second best runners-up spot. Racing were forced to play without Antoine Battut for 74 minutes in Limerick, the flanker earning an early red card for a knee to the head.
A trio of first-half tries from Conor Murray, Zebo and topped off by Mike Sherry's first Heineken Cup score, handed Munster a deserved 17-6 interval lead, while Ian Keatley - deputising for the suspended Ronan O'Gara, kicked over two conversions as full-back Gaetan Germain landed a brace of penalties for the visitors.
And in the final game, Andrea Pratichetti crossed at the death as Treviso fought back to snatch a shock 17-14 victory over the Ospreys.