A repeat of last seasons Heineken Cup Final will take place this weekend as losing finalists Biarritz host champions Toulouse in a Quarter Final match which has been relocated to Spain to cater for a larger crowd. The match will be played in San Sebastien at the Estadio Anoeta just like last seasons Quarter Final between Biarritz and Welsh side the Ospreys in which USA international Taku Ngwenya scored a 90 metre try after he out ran Welsh wizard Shane Williams who many regard as the worlds leading winger. The try was a reminder of what Ngwenya can do and has been called superior to that of his effort vs South Africa for the United States at Rugby World Cup 2007.
Can Ngwenya repeat history? He will be given every chance to do so as he will have quality players in his team who have represented the likes of Argentina, England, Fiji, France, New Zealand and Norway. The nations represented is a true sign of the growth of rugby in recent decades and further underlines the need for Rugby World Cup´s to no longer be hosted exclusively or even predominantly by the traditional powers of the old Five Nations and Tri Nations. Toulouse, for its part, will also have its share of international representatives from the likes of Argentina, Fiji, France, Samoa and South Africa.
Heineken Cup Quarter Final Schedule
Saturday April Perpignan v Toulon, Barcelona, Spain
Saturday April 9 Leinster v Leicester Tigers, Aviva Stadium, Dublin, Ireland
Sunday April 10 Northampton Saints v Ulster, Northampton, England
Sunday April 10 Biarritz v Toulouse, San Sebastien, Spain