Sexton will be the only member of Ireland's squad in action this weekend while Schmidt also confirms Keith Earls is a serious doubt for the championship
Saracens knocked Ulster out of last year's tournament at the same stage but top seeds have looked in imperious form this campaign
Fly-half has admitted it was “a very tough decision” to leave Leicester for a French club
Cap set to rise by almost 10 per cent this year – the first increase in two seasons
Second-half was a true contest of will and power on a spring-like day
French league leaders’ home record now stands at 70 straight wins
Brad Barritt believes the current Saracens side is the best in his five years at the club
The row over the “quenelle” gesture deepened today after it emerged that a picture had been posted on the internet of a man making the reportedly anti-Semitic hand signal in front of a Toulouse school where three Jewish children were murdered.
Connacht coach Pat Lam was delighted at the way his side held their nerve on Sunday to pull off one of the biggest wins in the history of the Irish provincial side and put them back in the hunt for a Heineken Cup quarter-final place.
Teams meet to discuss their next move in the long-running row
Our XV best players from the first round of European action
Industrial action will have an effect on all flights that fly over France
More than half of the plane is made up of lightweight carbon-fibre
Former England fly-half is prepared to join British and Irish Lions squad should injury hit either Jonny Sexton or Owen Farrell
Flawless display of kicking from England legend leads Toulon to maiden Heineken Cup
Saracens play Ulster in a Heineken Cup quarter-final clash at Twickenham this weekend