- Wasps beat Exeter in dramatic style
- Racing 92 make history against Toulon
Four huge fixtures in the Champions Cup quater-finals this weekend with 187 points scored. Here are four stories to to fill you in on the best of the action.
RETURN OF THE ASH SPLASH
Saracens 29-20 Northampton Saints
Chris Ashton’s infamous celebratory dive returned as Saracens claimed their spot in the semi-finals of the Champions Cup.
He scored one of Saracens' two tries in the match and has now scored in every match since returning from a ban picked up in the Champions Cup earlier in the season.
Ashton is now just five tries away from becoming the all-time top try scorer in the competition – form that could earn him a spot on England’s Summer tour to Australia.
Owen Farrell picked up 19 points in the game and is now the top points scorer in the competition this season with 92.
RACING TO THE SEMIS
Racing 92 19-16 Toulon
Racing 92 knocked out three-time champions Toulon to reach their first ever European semi-final thanks to a late Maxime Machenaud penalty.
This was only the second time Toulon have ever lost a knockout game in the history of the Champions Cup. Machenaud finally overcame last year's disappointing 11-12 defeat to Saracens where he missed a potentially match-winning kick.
Toulon's reign as European Champions is over.
ICE COOL GOPERTH
Wasps 25-24 Exeter Chiefs
Jimmy Gopperth showed nerves of steel to slot a conversion and win a stunning game of rugby against Exeter Chiefs at the Richoh Arena.
Wasps were 24-11 down on the hour mark but a remarkable come back was completed by man-of-the-match Charles Piatau who scored his second try in the corner at the death. Gopperth nailed the conversion with the final kick to seal the win.
This could stake a claim for game of the season with a show of running rugby fuelled by England's Henry Slade, Elliot Daly and Jack Nowell.
Exeter’s Thomas Waldrom was once again influential for the Chiefs scoring two tries to become the top try scorer in the tournament.
Wasps will play Saracens in the semi-finals on 23 April.
Leicester Tigers 41-13 Stade Francais
Manu Tuilagi scored Leicester's first of six tries after two minutes to knock out Stade Francais and continue their comfortable route to the semi-finals for the first time since 2009.
The Tigers played with more intensity and physicality highlighted by the way Vereniki Goneva and Tuilagi bossed play in the backline.
Leicester ran in three tries in either half and Freddie Burns picked up 14 of Leicester’s 41 points in front of 21,000 at Welford Road.
Next up for the Tigers is Racing 92 on 24 April.