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Leinster won't be playing their Champions Cup quarter-final on Good Friday after all

The times and dates of the first round of European knockout fixtures have been confirmed.

Leinster sealed their home quarter-final after a draw with Bath.
Leinster sealed their home quarter-final after a draw with Bath.
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THERE WAS A bit of agitation when news spread that the powers that be were considering scheduling Leinster’s home quarter-final with Bath on Good Friday but Leinster CEO Mick Dawson’s protests look to have been heeded.

Leinster’s knockout clash at the Aviva Stadium will be the first quarter-final played but it will be on Saturday 4 April at 15.15. Later on that evening, Clermont will host Northampton in the Stade Marcel Michelin at 18.45.

The following day, Racing Metro will play Saracens in the Stade Yves-Du-Manoir at 13.45 while Toulon take on Wasps in the Stade Felix Mayol at 16.45.

Connacht will visit Kingsholm to face Gloucester in the Challenge Cup quarter-final on Friday 3 April at 19.45.

Champions Cup quarter-finals

Saturday 4 April
Leinster Rugby v Bath Rugby, Aviva Stadium (15.15) BT Sport, beIN Sports
ASM Clermont Auvergne v Northampton Saints (18.45) beIN Sports, Sky Sports

Sunday 5 April
Racing Metro 92 v Saracens, Stade Yves-Du-Manoir (13.45) beIN Sports, BT Sport
RC Toulon v Wasps, Stade Félix Mayol (16.15) FR2, Sky Sports, beIN Sports

Challenge Cup quarter-finals

Friday 3 April
Gloucester Rugby v Connacht Rugby, Kingsholm Stadium (19.45) Sky Sports, beIN Sports

Saturday 4 April
Newport Gwent Dragons v Cardiff Blues, Rodney Parade (12.45) BT Sport, beIN Sports
Exeter Chiefs v Newcastle Falcons, Sandy Park Stadium (20.00) Sky Sports, beIN Sports

Sunday 5 April
London Irish v Edinburgh Rugby, Madejski Stadium (17.45) BT Sport, FR4, beIN Sports

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