22 Jan 2006
Brian O’Driscoll inspired Leinster to a European Cup quarter-final as the Irish province hammered Bath 35-23.
Bath still qualified for the last eight, in a group that is missing anything Welsh and Scottish. O’Driscoll, according to reports, was instrumental in the bonus point win and Leinster’s qualification for a quarter-final.
Welsh glamour club Cardiff crashed 48-3 to lowly English premiership outfit Leeds, but the big win was not enough to get Leeds a spot as the best runner up.
The French, typically, are well represented in the last eight, with defending champions Toulouse again the favourite to go all the way.
Toulouse v Leinster
Biarritz v Sale
Leicester v Bath
Munster v Perpignon