Thursday 27 June 2019

Dates, venues and TV details confirmed for Champions Cup quarter finals

Leinster are aiming for back-to-back Champions Cup titles
Leinster are aiming for back-to-back Champions Cup titles

Edinburgh and Munster will kick off this season's Heineken Champions Cup quarter-finals when they clash at Murrayfield on March 30.

Pool Five winners Edinburgh secured a last-eight spot by beating Montpellier seven days ago, while Munster topped Pool Two, courtesy of a narrow victory over Exeter.

The game, which has a 12.45pm kick-off, is one of three quarter-finals that day.

It will be followed by top seeds and twice European champions Saracens tackling Glasgow at Allianz Park, before Champions Cup holders Leinster host Ulster at the Aviva Stadium.

An all-French clash between Racing 92 and Toulouse will take place on March 31.

All matches will be shown on eir Sport, while the Edinburgh vs Munster clash will also been shown free-to-air on Virgin Media One.

The European Challenge Cup quarter-finals begin two days earlier when Sale Sharks entertain Connacht, with the all-English meeting between Worcester and Harlequins at Sixways having a Saturday, 8.15pm start.

The Challenge Cup ties are concluded on March 31 with Bristol travelling to La Rochelle and Clermont Auvergne hosting Northampton.

Champions Cup quarter-finals (kick-offs UK time): March 30 - Edinburgh v Munster (1245), Saracens v Glasgow (1515), Leinster v Ulster (1745); March 31 - Racing 92 v Toulouse (1515).

Challenge Cup quarter-finals: March 29 - Sale Sharks v Connacht (1945); March 30 - Worcester v Harlequins (2015); March 31 - La Rochelle v Bristol (1245), Clermont Auvergne v Northampton (1800).

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