2006 champions Munster carried the fight but lost to reigning champions Wasps last weekend and face another mouth-watering tie this weekend against Clermont Auvergne.

The red army suffered their first ever Heineken Cup home defeat against Leicester in their pool match last season and captain Paul Connell will want to guide his men on the start of another run of wins.

Clermont have World Cup winning captain John Smit in their ranks and the highly-fancied French side have the opportunity to claim a major scalp to prove they can win the tournament this season.