Tuesday 13 November 2018

Champions Cup quarter-final line-up confirmed - Leinster can't meet Munster unless both teams make the final

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Tournament favourites Leinster will face Mark McCall three-in-a-row seeking Saracens at the Aviva Stadium in the Champions Cup quarter-finals.

Leo Cullen's men confirmed their position as top seeds with a 23-14 win in Montpellier yesterday and face the Aviva Premiership side who scraped in as their third best runners-up.

Munster's bonus-point 48-3 win over Castres was enough to give them a home tie against French giants Toulon in the last eight.

Munster's five-point haul also means that they won't meet Leinster unless both teams make the final.

The other quarter-finals will see the last year's Guinness Pro12 champions Scarlets host Castres after the  exciting French side topped Pool One after beating Harlequins today and Ulster's failure to beat Wasps who dumped the northern province out of the competition with a comprehensive win at the Ricoh Arena and Donnacha Ryan's Racing 92 travel to Top 14 rivals Clermont Auvergne.

CHAMPIONS CUP QUARTER-FINAL LINE-UP:

Leinster v Saracens

Clermont v Racing 92

Scarlets v La Rochelle

Munster v Toulon

Games to be played on the weekend of March 30/31/April 1

SEMI-FINAL LINE-UP

Leinster/Saracens v Scarlets/La Rochelle

Clermont/Racing 92 v Munster/Toulon

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