Top seed Leinster are rewarded with a home quarterfinal against reigning champions Saracens

Leinster players, from left, Isa Nacewa, Robbie Henshaw and Fergus McFadden following the European Rugby Champions Cup Pool 3 Round 6 match between Montpellier and Leinster. Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile via Getty Images

Holders Saracens will face top seeds Leinster in a mouthwatering European Champions Cup quarterfinal.

Saracens, courtesy of a 62-14 victory against Northampton in their final Pool 2 fixture on Saturday, scraped through as third best runners-up.

And they will now head to Dublin on the weekend of March 31-April 1 in the highlight encounter of this season's last-eight phase.

Leinster and Saracens have won five European titles between them, and Saracens' hat-trick bid is still alive despite last weekend's draw against Ospreys appearing to severely dent their hopes.

Saracens are the tournament's only English survivors, with their qualification avoiding a wipeout for the first time in the 21 seasons that England have had top-flight European representation.

Elsewhere, Leinster's fellow Irish heavyweights Munster will have home advantage against Toulon following a 48-3 thumping of Castres on Sunday, while in-form Scarlets entertain Champions Cup debutants La Rochelle and there is an all-French clash between Clermont Auvergne and Racing 92.