07 Mar 14
Munster A just edged out Connacht Eagles 32-26 in an eight-try thriller at Dooradoyle this afternoon.
Other contenders for the knock-outs are, Edinburgh and Cardiff Blues in Pool 2, Ulster and Clermont in Pool 4 and of course Harlequins in Pool 6, whose last game is in Galway next Friday night.
What is almost certain however is that the 20 points they've garnered already is not enough for a home quarter so the trip to Milton Keynes next weekend is vitally important in that regard.
And they look like they'll be making that trip without Niall Ronan who was forced out of yesterday's game with a knee injury. His obvious replacement Tommy O'Donnell is also on the injured list but the move to the backrow by Donnacha Ryan when Donncha O'Callaghan came on for Ronan was effective and provides Tony McGahan with an option to consider for the trip to England.