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17th Apr 2022

Leinster and Munster venues confirmed for Champions Cup quarter finals

Patrick McCarry

Champions Cup

Munster will face Toulouse at ‘home’… in Dublin.

The venues and dates for the last eight of the 2021/22 Heineken Champions Cup have been confirmed. All matches will take place between May 6-8, with the times set to be confirmed in the next 24 hours.

As previously reported, Munster will host defending champions Toulouse at Aviva Stadium in Dublin for their ‘home’ tie. Ed Sheeran concerts at Thomond Park, in early May, mean the province’s Limerick stadium will not be game-ready.

Munster will then host Toulouse at the Lansdowne Road venue and the French side’s captain and talisman is predicting an ‘immense challenge’.

Damian de Allende of Munster celebrates with teammates after scoring their side’s second try during the Heineken Champions Cup Round of 16 Second Leg match against Exeter Chiefs at Thomond Park. (Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile)

Leinster meet Leicester in heavyweight clash

Leinster, meanwhile, are on the road. They will travel to Welford Road to take on a Leicester Tigers team that wiped the floor with Clermont Auvergne in their Last 16 encounters.

Leinster, who are chasing their fifth European Cup title, were comfortable winners, over two legs, against interprovincial rivals Connacht. The first leg in Galway was close but, inspired by four-try James Lowe, they blew the Westerners away on Good Friday.

Sale Sharks, who defeated Pat Lam’s Bristol Bears, will travel to Paris to face Racing 92. The Parisians found city rivals Stade Francais in obdurate form but ran away with the game in the second half.

The final game of the last eight will see last season’s beaten finalists La Rochelle face Montpellier in an all-French affair. Montpellier edged out Harlequins while Ronan O’Gara’s La Rochelle thumped Bordeaux Beglès over two legs.


QF 1: Racing 92 v Sale Sharks, Paris La Défense Arena

QF 2: Stade Rochelais v Montpellier Hérault Rugby, Stade Marcel-Deflandre

QF 3: Munster Rugby v Stade Toulousain, Aviva Stadium

QF 4: Leicester Tigers v Leinster Rugby, Welford Road



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