The Guinness Premiership reaches the conclusion of its league programme this weekend, after eight months of the most competitive action the league has ever seen.
Six clubs can qualify for the Guinness Premiership semi-final and a further four will be trying to claim a prospective place in the Heineken Cup for next season.
Premier Rugby Chief Executive Mark McCafferty said:
"This season the league has been closer than ever before and that is saying something considering the finishes we have had in the past."
"The final weekend is always a fascinating one for neutrals and a nerve-wracking one for supporters of the clubs involved. I am sure the final 80 minutes of the season on Saturday will provide a fitting conclusion to a fantastically competitive season of Guinness Premiership rugby."
Detailed below is what each club needs to do to give them the best chance of reaching the semi-final or a spot in Europe.
Leicester Tigers have already qualified for a fifth successive semi-final spot and they are guaranteed to be at home. One more point against Bristol Rugby will make them number one seeds.
A bonus point win against Newcastle Falcons will guarantee Harlequins a home semi-final. Two match points will ensure a place in the semi-final for the first time.
Harlequins have not finished in the Top 4 of the league since 1998/99.
Bath Rugby need two points at home to Saracens to guarantee a place in the Top 4 for the second year running.
Bath Rugby played in the Premiership Final in 2003/4, but lost to London Wasps. They have not been champions of England since 1995/96.
London Irish also need two points at Sixways to guarantee a place in the Top 4 for the first time since 2005/06.
The Exiles best ever finish was third place in that 2005/6 season, three years ago.
Gloucester Rugby have to win at Adams Park against reigning champions London Wasps, ideally with a try bonus point, to give themselves any chance of making the last four for a third year in a row. That will not be enough if Harlequins, Bath Rugby and London Irish all get a minimum of two points.
Sale Sharks must win with a bonus point against Northampton Saints to give themselves any chance of making the Top 4 for the first time since they were champions in 2005/06.
Even that won't be enough if Harlequins, Bath Rugby and London Irish all get a point, or Gloucester Rugby also win.
Sale Sharks were the first Premiership champions under the Guinness banner in 2006, but finished tenth the following season after a debilitating series of injuries.
The battle is just as fierce for the remaining Heineken Cup places.
All of the top six clubs have already secured Heineken Cup spots for next season, but Northampton Saints, London Wasps, Saracens and Newcastle Falcons could put themselves in the frame for a seventh place finish and a potential Heineken Cup spot. Seventh place would qualify a club for Europe if Bourgoin go on to win the European Challenge Cup.
Northampton Saints, Saracens and Worcester Warriors could yet qualify for the Heineken Cup by winning the European Challenge Cup, with the semi-final of that competition taking place next weekend. Saracens travel to Franklin's Gardens to play Northampton and Worcester Warriors must travel to France to play Bourgoin.
All six Guinness Premiership matches will kick-off at 3pm on Saturday 25th April, with Sky Sports televising the clash at the Recreation Ground between Bath Rugby and Saracens. Sky will have cameras and a live feed at each of the other five matches and will provide regular updates on semi-final and European qualification.
The Guinness Premiership website, www.guinnesspremiership.com will have official live match scoring and updates, all available under the 'Match Day Live' area of the 'Match Centre'.
The order of the semi-final will be announced shortly after the final whistle; the first match will kick-off at 3pm and the second at 5.30pm on Saturday 9th May.
Speaking to the media following the 31-33 West Country Challenge Cup defeat to Exeter Chiefs at the Memorial Stadium, Director of Rugby David Humphreys was full of praise for his side's battling qualities in a bruising encounter but concerned about the injuries picked up.
The West Country Challenge Cup fixture against the Exeter Chiefs at the Memorial Stadium in Bristol on Saturday (kick off 3pm) will be Gloucester's last chance to work on things like new combinations says Director of Rugby, David Humphreys.
Speaking after the 30-21 West Country Challenge Cup defeat at Bath, Director of Rugby David Humphreys spoke of the improvements his team are making as preseason progresses but acknowledges that there is still work to do ahead of the start of the Aviva Premiership.
Speaking to the local media ahead of Saturday's trip to Bath Rugby in the West Country Challenge Cup, front rower Nick Wood spoke of the hard work put in across the extended preseason and highlighted the competition for front row spots in the squad.
Gloucester have named a 30 man squad for the latest round of West Country Challenge Cup action against Bath on Saturday, with Director of Rugby David Humphreys stressing the need to keep an eye on player workload ahead of what will be a long, tough season.
Describing the 50-7 West Country Challenge Cup win over Bath on Sunday as a '...good hit out...', wing Charlie Sharples admitted that it had been a good opportunity to put into practice things that the squad have been trying out in training in recent weeks.
Speaking to the local media after the 50-7 victory over Bath Rugby on Sunday, David Humphreys was happy with his squad's effort, with the most important aspect being the game time earned by his players.
Gloucester make wholesale changes to the side that started at Exeter last Saturday as they prepare to take on Bath at the Memorial Stadium, Bristol on Sunday in the West Country Challenge Cup (kick off 3pm). The Director of Rugby told GRTV that the players are raring to go and that he's looking forward to seeing different combinations in action.