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25th Jan 2024

Dates, kick-off times and venues confirmed for Champions Cup ‘Last 16’

Patrick McCarry

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The EPCR has confirmed the dates, kick-off times, venues and TV broadcast details for the Champions Cup Round of 16.

Leinster and Munster reached the competition’s knock-out stages, with Ulster and Connacht dropping down to the Challenge Cup. In an EPCR release, the following details were locked in:

‘Toulouse, five-time tournament winners and this season’s No 1-ranked club, go head-to-head with their TOP 14 rivals, Racing 92, at Le Stadium on Sunday, 7 April, and the highest-ranked Gallagher Premiership club, the in-form Northampton Saints, clash with Munster Rugby at the cinch Stadium at Franklin’s Gardens, also on Sunday, 7 April.

Leinster Rugby, the top-ranked club from the United Rugby Championship, are up against old foes, Leicester Tigers, at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday, 6 April and the holders, Stade Rochelais, will travel to Cape Town to take on the DHL Stormers on the same day.

‘Also on Saturday, 6 April, the Vodacom Bulls will be at home at Loftus Versfeld against Lyon, the Exeter Chiefs host Bath Rugby in an intriguing all-Gallagher Premiership contest, and Stade Chaban-Delmas will be the venue for the clash of Union Bordeaux-Bègles and Saracens.

‘The Round of 16 kicks-off on the evening of Friday, 5 April when Harlequins meet Glasgow Warriors at the Twickenham Stoop.’

In the Challenge Cup, on Sunday, 7 April, Ulster travel to face Montpellier Hérault Rugby, and Connacht are also in France for a head-to-head with Section Paloise at Stade du Hameau.

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Champions Cup

INVESTEC CHAMPIONS CUP – Round of 16

(Pool stage rankings in brackets/All kick-offs are local times)

Friday 5 April
Match 5: Harlequins (5) v Glasgow Warriors (12), Twickenham Stoop (20.00)
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Saturday 6 April
Match 6: Vodacom Bulls (6) v Lyon (11), Loftus Versfeld (13.30)
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Match 8: Exeter Chiefs (8) v Bath Rugby (9), Sandy Park (15.00)
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Match 7: DHL Stormers (7) v Stade Rochelais (10), DHL Stadium (16.00)
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Match 4: Union Bordeaux-Bègles (4) v Saracens (13), Stade Chaban-Delmas (18.30)
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Match 2: Leinster Rugby (2) v Leicester Tigers (15), Aviva Stadium (20.00)
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Sunday 7 April
Match 3: Northampton Saints (3) v Munster Rugby (14), cinch Stadium at Franklin’s Gardens (12.30)
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Match 1: Stade Toulousain (1) v Racing 92 (16), Le Stadium (16.00)
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Quarter-finals – 12/13/14 April
QF 1: Winner R16 1 v Winner R16 8
QF 2: Winner R16 2 v Winner R16 7
QF 3: Winner R16 3 v Winner R16 6
QF 4: Winner R16 4 v Winner R16 5
NB: The highest-ranked clubs from the pool stage will have home venue advantage

Semi-finals – 3/4/5 May
SF 1: Winner QF 1 v Winner QF 4
SF 2: Winner QF 2 v Winner QF 3
NB: The matches will be played in Europe and where relevant the highest-ranked clubs from the pool stage will have home country advantage

2024 Investec Champions Cup final – Saturday 25 May; Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London (14.45)

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