Former champions Toulouse, Saracens and last season’s runners-up Racing 92 can all clinch qualification for the Champions Cup quarterfinals with fourth-round wins this weekend.

Racing 92 are unbeaten in the top-tier tournament this campaign and could secure a last-eight berth with a second victory in the space of a week over Leicester Tigers.

Three-quarter Virimi Vakatawa says the club, bankrolled by multi-millionaire Jacky Lorenzetti, are targeting a home tie in the next round.

The Parisians need to be one of four teams with the highest points at the end of the group stage to clinch a first knock-out tie at their La Defense Arena ground which opened in 2017.

“It’s our main objective, so we will continue to work for that. It’s going to be big to have a home quarterfinal in front of our fans.” he said.

“We know we are on top. We have three more games left so we need to keep on working in order to keep on winning games to top our pool.”

The France international crossed in last Sunday’s end-to-end affair to bring his tally this term to nine tries – the joint highest in European club rugby alongside Gloucester’s Charlie Sharples.

Their back-line also include Ireland international Simon Zebo and Argentina winger Juan Imhoff, who have eight touchdowns, each as well as Scotland playmaker Finn Russell.

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By Ian Dei

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