Edinburgh beat Munster 29-23 in their Heineken Cup rugby opener, while the Scarlets outscored Harlequins 33-26.
Leicester Tigers beat defending champion Harlequins 33-16 to reach their ninth consecutive English Premiership rugby final.
Leicester Tigers secured their eighth consecutive appearance in the English Premiership rugby final, where they will meet Harlequins.
Leicester Tigers Director of Rugby Richard Cockerill was suspended for nine matches by a disciplinary panel for his conduct in last season’s English Premiership final.
Matt Banahan will start for England in place of the injured Mike Tindall in this weekend’s match against Ireland, the final game in the rugby Six Nations tournament.
Northampton beat Saracens 27-13 and will play Leicester Tigers in the English Premiership rugby final.
Ireland hooker Rory Best will join up with the British and Irish Lions rugby squad today after England’s Dylan Hartley received an 11-week ban for verbally abusing the referee in the English Premiership final.
Dylan Hartley is set to miss the British and Irish Lions rugby tour to Hong Kong and Australia after being red-carded yesterday for verbally abusing a referee.
Leicester Tigers center Manusamoa Tuilagi will make his England rugby debut against Wales in two days.
Paul O’Connell will lead the British and Irish Lions in their rugby tour opener against the Barbarians in Hong Kong after squad skipper Sam Warburton was left out to recover from a knee injury.