Watch the Heineken Cup semi-finals live on Sky Sports

Last Updated: 14/04/14 6:13pm

Watch the Heineken Cup semi-finals on Sky Sports

The Heineken Cup has already thrown up some brutal encounters this season, and Sky Sports will be bringing you all the action from the semi-finals as Europe's finest take centre stage.

Be sure to keep the weekend of April 26-27 in your diaries as we learn who will make it to the final showdown at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff on May 24.

Saracens are the sole representative from the English Premiership, after they held off a late fightback to win 17-15 at Ulster in the quarter-finals thanks to two tries from winger Chris Ashton.

The London club have raced to a 10-point lead in the league, while they have only lost once in this season's Heineken Cup and will be desperate to become the first English team to win Europe's elite tournament in seven years.

Their opponents, Clermont Auvergne, saw off Sarries' Premiership rivals Leicester 22-16 in a fascinating last-eight encounter, and the two lock horns on April 26 live on Sky Sports from what should be a packed Twickenham Stadium.

Favourites Toulon, meanwhile, halted Brian O'Driscoll's European dream as they saw off Leinster 29-14 in the quarter-finals to maintain their Heineken Cup defence.

We could be in for a repeat of last year's final, which saw the French club edge fellow Top 14 side Clermont by a single point, but first up is a tough tie on April 27 against Munster, who registered the most impressive result of the last round as they ran in six tries to demolish Toulouse 47-23.