Monday 22 January 2018

Leinster fans face Sunday trip to Toulon as ERC announce quarter-final details

Brian O'Driscoll
Brian O'Driscoll

Fans of three-time Heineken Cup champions Leinster face a Sunday trip to the south of France to take on holders Toulon after they times and dates for the knockout stages of the Heineken Cup and Amlin Cup were released.

Leinster will play Toulon at the Stade Félix Mayol on Sunday, April 6 at 4.30pm Irish time with both Ulster and Munster in action 24 hours earlier.

Rob Penney's Munster will be the first Irish province into Heineken Cup action when they host French giants Toulouse at 1.30pm on April 5 at Thomond Park.

That mouthwatering fixture followed by the meeting of last season's beaten finalists, ASM Clermont Auvergne, and Leicester Tigers at Stade Marcel-Michelin.

Ulster will be on a revenge mission at 6.30pm later that day when they entertain Saracens at Ravenhill. the team that beat Mark Anscombe's side in last year's quarter-finals.


(All kick-offs local time)


Saturday 5 April

- Munster Rugby v Toulouse, Thomond Park (13.30)

- ASM Clermont Auvergne v Leicester Tigers, Stade Marcel-Michelin (17.00)

- Ulster Rugby v Saracens, Ravenhill (18.30)


Sunday 6 April

Toulon v Leinster Rugby, Stade Félix Mayol (17.30)



Matches to be played on weekend of 25, 26, 27 April

Semi-final 1: Ulster Rugby or Saracens v ASM Clermont Auvergne or Leicester Tigers

Semi-final 2: Toulon or Leinster Rugby v Munster Rugby or Toulouse

Heineken Cup final: Saturday 24 May, Millennium Stadium (17.00)



(All kick-offs local time)


Thursday 3 April

Sale Sharks v Northampton Saints, AJ Bell Stadium (20.00)

Friday 4 April

Stade Francais Paris v Harlequins, Stade Jean Bouin (21.00)

Sunday 6 April

Bath Rugby v Brive, Recreation Ground (14.00)

London Wasps v Gloucester Rugby, Adams Park (19.00)



Matches to be played on weekend of 25, 26, 27 April

Semi-final 1: London Wasps or Gloucester Rugby v Bath Rugby or Brive

Semi-final 2: Sale Sharks or Northampton Saints v Stade Francais Paris or Harlequins

Amlin Challenge Cup final: Friday 23 May, Cardiff Arms Park (20.00)

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