Northampton Saints take on Munster at fortress Thomond knowing only a win will be good enough to secure a place in the final eight of the Heineken Cup.

But Thomond Park, where the Red Army have only lost one European tie in their proud history to Leicester Tigers, is not the venue any side would want to travel requiring a victory.

The two-time champions may have had an easy ride at Treviso in Northern Italy last week, but Munster always front up in the big games.

A home win will see them through as group winners while their current tally of 20 points should make them likely qualifiers for the quarter-finals.