The Heineken Cup semi-finalists as you have never seen them before

Last Updated: 25/04/14 1:12pm

There are four teams left in the final Heineken Cup season as Clermont Auvergne, Saracens, Toulon and Munster go in search of one of rugby's greatest prizes.

The Rugby Club caught up with all four of the semi-finalists to give you an unique insight into the heineken Cup semi-finalists

Boys to men

Saracens know that they face one titanic battle when the host Clermont Auvergne at Twickenham on Saturday. Almost two years ago, the London club were beaten 22-3 by the French giants in the quarter-finals of Europe's premier rugby competition. That day is etched into their memories with their director of rugby Mark McCall admitting that on that day it was boys against men. Those boys have certainly developed - 17 out of 19 in the Premiership but are they ready to take on the big boys of Europe? The Rugby Club caught up with brothers Mako and Billy Vunipola talk about their sibling rivalry and the huge task facing Sarries on Saturday.

Beauty and the beast

Clermont Auvergne are formidable opponents. Physically it will be a huge step up for Sarries, who will have to try and stop them getting any go-forward whatsoever. But physicality alone is not what makes them so dangerous - they have some of the most dangerous backs in Europe. Sitiveni Sivivatu, Wesley Fofana and Napolioni Nalaga can attack from anywhere and make the most of the tiniest of chances. The Rugby Club caught up with two men who will have huge roles to play on Saturday. Enforcer Jamie Cudmore will be the one aiming to set up a solid platform for the impeccable Wesley Fofana to weave his magic from.

Big boots to fill

Munster head to the Stade Velodrome in Marseille this Sunday for a record 11th Heineken Cup semi-final as they face reigning champions Toulon. Their forwards are up for a brutal afternoon against the heavyweights of Toulon but fly-half Ian Keatley will need to be at his very best if the Irish province want to upset the odds. Keatley's teammates Felix Jones, Conor Murray and Tommy O'Donnell lift the lid on the man who is stepping into the boots of a past master.

On the road

Defending Heineken Cup champions Toulon are in a rich vein of form - they have moved back to the top of the Top 14 and while their away form may be... well typically French, they have won all 12 Heineken Cup games that they have played on home soil. With a team list that looks like a who's who of rugby there is little wonder that they are favourites for Sunday's clash. However forget about the likes of Carl Haymans Andrew Sheridan, Bakkies Botha or Ali Williams. Former Wallaby Drew Mitchell introduces The Rugby Club to the heaviest signing Toulon have made and lifts the lid on some of his team-mates.

Watch Saracens v Clermont Auvergne, Saturday from 3.15pm on Sky Sports 2 and Toulon v Munster, Sunday from 3pm on Sky Sports 2