Wednesday 23 August 2017

Friday night lights for Blues

The EPCR have announced the fixtures for rounds five and six of the pool stages of the Champions Cup (Stock picture)
The EPCR have announced the fixtures for rounds five and six of the pool stages of the Champions Cup (Stock picture)

The EPCR have announced the fixtures for rounds five and six of the pool stages of the Champions Cup.

Connacht's home meeting with Zebre will take place on Saturday, January 14 at 1.0, while their decider away to Toulouse will be on Sunday, January 22 at 3.15.

Leinster fans are in for two Friday night games as they look to avoid any bad luck and secure qualification for the quarter-finals at home to Montpellier on the 13th, before taking on Castres away a week later.

Munster have tea-time Saturday kick-offs for their visit to Glasgow on the 14th, before the return of Ronan O'Gara to Thomond Park a week later, while Ulster are in Exeter on Sunday, January 15 before concluding against Bordeaux six days later.

Champions Cup fixtures

*January 7 - Pool 1: Racing 92 v Munster (Rescheduled), Stade Yves-du-Manoir (4.45).

Round 5

Pool 1 - January 14: Glasgow Warriors v Munster, Scotstoun (5.30), Racing 92 v Leicester, Stade Yves-du-Manoir (8.45).

Pool 2 - January 14: Connacht v Zebre, Sportsground (1.0). Wasps v Toulouse, Ricoh Arena (3.15).

Pool 4 - January 13: Leinster v Montpellier, RDS (7.45), January 14: Northampton v Castres, Franklin's Gardens (1.0).

Pool 5 - January 15: Exeter Chiefs v Ulster, Sandy Park (5.30), Bordeaux Begles v Clermont, Stade Chaban-Delmas (2.0).

Round 6

Pool 1 - January 21: Munster v Racing 92, Thomond Pk (5.30), Leicester v Glasgow Warriors, Welford Road (5.30).

Pool 2 - January 22: Toulouse v Connacht, Stade Ernest Wallon (4.15). Zebre v Wasps, Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi (4.15).

Pool 4 - January 20: Castres v Leinster, Stade Pierre Antoine (8.45). Montpellier v Northampton, Altrad, (8.45).

Pool 5 - January 21: Ulster v Bordeaux Begles, Kingspan Stadium (1.0). Clermont v Exeter Chiefs, Stade Marcel-Michelin (2.0).

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