Champions Cup Quarter-finals – Dates, Kick-Off Times & TV Coverage Announced

Knockout stages.

Following last weekend’s dramatic conclusion to the pool stages, EPCR has announced the dates, kick-off times and TV coverage of the Heineken Champions Cup and Challenge Cup quarter-finals.

Eight former winners of EPCR’s tournaments – ASM Clermont Auvergne, Leicester Tigers, Leinster Rugby, Northampton Saints, RC Toulon, Saracens, Toulouse and Ulster Rugby – with as many as 24 titles between them remain in contention for European silverware as the journey to the Marseille finals intensifies.

The 25th anniversary season of the Heineken Champions Cup will resume with what promises to be a monumental clash between the No 1-ranked Leinster and holders, Saracens, at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday, 4 April live on BT Sport who will be covering all four quarter-finals.

The Leinster-Saracens confrontation will be preceded by the meeting of No 2-ranked Exeter Chiefs and Northampton Saints at Sandy Park while on the same day, Stade Marcel-Michelin will be packed for the head-to-head between Clermont and Racing 92.

Then on Sunday, 5 April, the Heineken Champions Cup will be centre stage again when four-time winners, Toulouse, are up against Ulster at the 33,000-capacity Le Stadium live and free-to-air on Channel 4 and Virgin Media.

The quarter-finals weekend kicks off on Friday, 3 April with the Challenge Cup clash of No 1-ranked RC Toulon and the Scarlets at Stade Mayol live on BT Sport, and then the following day, Leicester Tigers host Castres Olympique, and Bordeaux-Bègles are at home against Edinburgh Rugby at Welford Road and Stade Chaban-Delmas respectively with both matches live on BT Sport.

The last of the Challenge Cup quarter-finals on Sunday, 5 April pits No 2-ranked Bristol Bears against the Dragons at Ashton Gate with live coverage again on BT Sport.

HEINEKEN CHAMPIONS CUP quarter-finals
(All kick-offs local time)

Saturday 4 April
QF 4: Exeter Chiefs v Northampton Saints, Sandy Park (15.15) BT Sport / beIN SPORTS
QF 2: ASM Clermont Auvergne v Racing 92, Stade Marcel-Michelin (16.15) beIN SPORTS / France 2 / BT Sport
QF 1: Leinster Rugby v Saracens, Aviva Stadium (17.45) BT Sport / beIN SPORTS

Sunday 5 April
QF 3: Toulouse v Ulster Rugby, Le Stadium (16.15) France 2 / beIN SPORTS / BT Sport / Channel 4 / Virgin Media

Semi-final 1 – winner of QF 1: Leinster Rugby v Saracens will play the winner of QF 2: ASM Clermont Auvergne v Racing 92
Semi-final 2 – winner of QF 3: Toulouse v Ulster Rugby will play the winner of QF 4: Exeter Chiefs v Northampton Saints
(Matches to be played on 1/2/3 May)

2020 Heineken Champions Cup final: Saturday 23 May; Stade Vélodrome, Marseille (17.45)

CHALLENGE CUP quarter-finals
(All kick-offs local time)

Friday 3 April
QF 1: RC Toulon v Scarlets, Stade Félix Mayol (21.00) France 4 / beIN SPORTS / BT Sport

Saturday 4 April
QF 2: Leicester Tigers v Castres Olympique, Welford Road (12.45) BT Sport / beIN SPORTS
QF 3: Bordeaux-Bègles v Edinburgh Rugby, Stade Chaban-Delmas (21.15) beIN SPORTS / BT Sport

Sunday 5 April
QF 4: Bristol Bears v Dragons, Ashton Gate Stadium (12.45) BT Sport / beIN SPORTS

Semi-final 1 – winner of QF 1: RC Toulon v Scarlets will play the winner of QF 2: Leicester Tigers v Castres Olympique
Semi-final 2 – winner of QF 3: Bordeaux-Bègles v Edinburgh Rugby will play the winner of QF 4: Bristol Bears v Dragons
(Matches to be played on 1/2/3 May)

2020 Challenge Cup final: Friday 22 May; Stade Vélodrome, Marseille (21.00)