I think Leicester and Toulouse are going to meet in the final and that it's going to be a very tough match. Toulouse are probably the better side, but Leicester have a nack of raising their game when most at need ala Stade Francais pool match.
Yeah Toulouse have all the ammunition to retain their title but Leinster will be going there with no pressure and that's going to be quite dangerous for Toulouse, as they've proved this season they can cut any defence apart at will and being honest defence is not Toulouse's strongpoint. Still too close to call imo, going to be a humdinger but I'd fancy the winner of this match to take the tournament outright.
The other 3 quarters should be straightforward affairs with 3 home wins, Sale would be the only team in with a chance of causing an upset imo but after the hammering they took in Thomond Park that may well have damaged them psychologically when they get to the Anoeta.
im abit ticked off about scrapping the wildcard system, i liked see two matches instead of one at twickenham, its expensive enough already. I dont agree with the play off system but it does ad excitment and means that no1 gives up at the end of the season. it alsos gives a sense of closure and final matches are always exciting, bar heineken cup 2004/05
If Biarritz manage to reproduce the level of form they're showing in the T14 they may be the unexpected winner. We'll see next week-end when the Stade FranÃ§ais host them in the Stade de France for the T14.