Sunday 24 September 2017

What channel, what time and what are the teams? - Everything you need to know about today's Champions Cup quarters

Munster's Conor Murray and (right) Johnny Sexton of Leinster
Munster's Conor Murray and (right) Johnny Sexton of Leinster

It's a huge day for Munster and Leinster as they gear up for Champions League quarter final action. Here is everything you need to know about their respective matches.

What time does the action start?

Leinster v Wasps, Aviva Stadium, 3.15pm

Munster v Toulouse, Thomond Park, 5.45pm

Where can I watch it?

Leinster v Wasps is live on BT Sports 2 with Munster's battle with Toulouse on Sky Sports 2. And don't forget you can follow our live blog here on Independent.ie.

What are the teams?

Munster - S Zebo; D Sweetnam, J Taute, R Scannell, K Earls; T Bleyendaal, C Murray; D Kilcoyne, N Scannell, J Ryan; D Ryan, B Holland; P O'Mahony (capt), T O'Donnell, CJ Stander. Reps: R Marshall, J Cronin, S Archer, D O'Callaghan, J O'Donoghue, D Williams, F Saili, A Conway.

Tolouse - M Médard, Y Huget, F Fritz, G Fickou, P Perez; JM Doussain, S Bézy; C Baille, L Ghiraldini, C Johnston; R Gray, Y Maestri; T Dusautoir (capt), Y Camara, F Cros. Reps: J Marchand, G Steenkamp, D Aldegheri,T Gray, P Faasalele, J Tekori, L McAlister, A Bonneval.

Ref - JP Doyle (England)

Leinster - J Carbery; A Byrne, G Ringrose, R Henshaw, I Nacewa (c); J Sexton, L McGrath; J McGrath, R Strauss, T Furlong, D Toner, H Triggs, D Leavy, S O'Brien, J Conan. Reps: J Tracy, C Healy, M Bent, R Molony, J van der Flier, J Gibson-Park, F McFadden, Z Kirchner.

Wasps - K Beale; C Wade, E Daly, J Gopperth, W Le Roux; D Cipriani, D Robson; M Mullan, T Taylor, J Cooper-Woolley, J Launchbury (c), K Myall, J Haskell, T Young, N Hughes. Reps: A Johnson, S McIntyre, M Moore, M Symons, A Rieder, J Simpson, A Leiua, J Bassett.

Ref - N Owens (WRU).

What are the odds?

Leinster 4/7, Draw 20/1, Wasps 15/8

Munster 1/6, Draw 22/1, Toulouse 4/1

 

What they said

“Josh has been out for a period, he played his first game (last week),” Cullen said in UCD this morning after Leinster went through their captain's run at the Aviva. I thought Dan had some good form in the Six Nations. I think we have good balance there, all those guys have played and have been in good form.” - Leo Cullen on picking Dan Leavy over Josh van der Flier.

 

"These are the games you want to be involved in and work hard all season to reach - two quality teams going head-to-head in front of nigh on 50,000 people. It should be a great atmosphere and the type of occasion that players will be excited by and thrive on. It's a challenge you run into, not away from. Leinster have half the Irish pack and half the Irish backs, so they are pretty formidable, that's for sure." - Wasps rugby director Dai Young.

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