Last weekend showed why the Champions Cup is up there with the best rugby competitions in the world. In Sunday’s game which saw Racing 92 lose by one point to a strong Toulouse outfit, the commentators remarked that we were watching rugby not from this planet. The same could be said for the whole weekend.

A superb try from Keith Earls broke Edinburgh hearts, Saracens showed why they are the favourites to win it all this season and Ulster put forward one of the best defensive displays seen this season in a narrowly losing effort against current holders Leinster in the other games from the weekend.

The semi-finals will see Saracens host Munster at the Ricoh Arena and Toulouse travel to Dublin to take on Leinster. Before those matches can be thought about and digested, let’s look back at the top performers from the quarterfinals and see who impressed the most.