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20th Apr 2022

Dates, times and venues confirmed for Champions Cup quarter finals

Patrick McCarry

Champions Cup

Munster fans, get planning those road-trips.

The EPCR has confirmed the dates and times for the Champions Cup quarter finals, with the venues now known to all rugby fans.

The confirmation sets up a bumper day for Irish rugby – on Saturday, May 7 – with Munster facing Toulouse at Aviva Stadium, from 3pm, then Leinster’s away trip to Leicester Tigers at 5:30pm.

Both games are on BT Sports, and not free-to-air Virgin or Channel 4, so fans not travelling will need to have subscription packages up to date.

Oddly, the tournament organisers have scheduled two quarter final games together. At the same time as Leicester versus Leinster is kicking off, Stade Marcel-Deflandre will play host to La Rochelle vs. Montpellier.

Head coach Ronan O’Gara of La Rochelle, pictured at Stade Marcel Deflandre in September 2021. (Photo by Lionel Hahn/Getty Images)

Racing vs. Sale Sharks on free-to-air TV

The final game of the last eight ties will take place at 3pm (GMT) at Paris La Défense Arena, with Sale Sharks paying a visit to face hosts Racing 92.

That match will be the free-to-air one, on Virgin Media (Ireland) and Channel 4 (UK).



Munster Rugby v Stade Toulousain, Aviva Stadium (15.00)
BT Sport / France 2 / beIN SPORTS

Leicester Tigers v Leinster Rugby, Mattioli Woods Welford Road (17.30)
BT Sport / beIN SPORTS

Stade Rochelais v Montpellier Hérault Rugby, Stade Marcel-Deflandre (17.30)


Racing 92 v Sale Sharks, Paris La Défense Arena (15.00)
France 2 / beIN SPORTS / BT SPORT / Channel 4 / Virgin Media

The semi-finals will take place on May 14 and 15, with the highest ranking clubs from the pool stages, at that point, getting home advantage.

Sale are the top half of the draw, with Racing, of course, and could face the winner of La Rochelle vs. Montpellier.

Should Munster and Leinster win their quarter finals, they would meet in the semis with the Aviva Stadium being the venue of choice. Leicester and Toulouse are also there in the bottom half of the draw.

The 2022 Heineken Champions Cup final takes place on. Saturday, May 28 at Stade Vélodrome in Marseille.


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