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EPCR confirm times, dates and TV details for final Champions Cup pool games

Munster, Leinster and Ulster are all still in the hunt for qualification to the knock-out stages.

THE FIXTURE DETAILS for rounds five and six of the Champions Cup and Challenge Cup pool stages have been confirmed by EPCR this afternoon, as all four provinces vie to reach the knockout rounds.

Rob Kearney and Dan Leavy celebrate Luke McGrath's try Leinster are currently top of Pool 3. Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

Ulster will be the first province in action in round five as they host La Rochelle at Kingspan Stadium on Saturday 13 January while Leinster and Munster — both top of their respective pools — are in action on Sunday 14 January.

Leo Cullen’s side host Glasgow Warriors at 1pm before Munster face Racing 92 in their crunch Pool 4 clash in the first European game to be played at the new U Arena.

A week later, the eight quarter-finalists will be determined over the course of the final weekend with Leinster travelling to face Montpellier on Saturday 20 January and Munster in action against Castres at Thomond Park on Sunday 21 January.

Ulster will hope to book their place in the last eight when they round off the weekend against Wasps at the Ricoh Arena.

In the Challenge Cup, Connacht conclude their pool campaign with a visit to Worcester (13 January, 3pm) and a home tie against Oyonnax (20 January, 2.30pm) at the Sportsground.

Full Champions Cup fixture and broadcast details below:

Round 5 fixtures:

Friday 12 January

  • Bath v Scarlets (7.45pm, BT Sport)

Saturday 13 January

  • Ulster v La Rochelle (1pm, Sky Sports)
  • Exeter Chiefs v Montpellier (3.15m, BT Sport)
  • Harlequins v Wasps (5.30pm, Sky Sports)
  • Northampton v Clermont (5.30pm, Sky Sports)
  • Ospreys v Saracens (5.30pm, BT Sport)

Sunday 14 January

  • Leinster v Glasgow (1pm, Sky Sports)
  • Toulon v Benetton Treviso (2pm, BT Sport)
  • Racing 92 v Munster (4.15pm, Sky Sports)
  • Castres v Leicester Tigers (6.30pm, BT Sport)

Round 6 fixtures:

Saturday 20 January:

  • Glasgow v Exeter (1pm, BT Sport)
  • Montpellier v Leinster (2pm, Sky Sports)
  • Saracens v Northampton (3.15pm, BT Sport)
  • Clermont v Ospreys (4.15pm, BT Sport)
  • Scarlets v Toulon (5.30pm, Sky Sports)
  • Benetton Treviso v Bath (6.30pm, BT Sport)

Sunday 21 January:

  • Leicester Tigers v Racing 92 (1pm, Sky Sports)
  • Munster v Castres (1pm, Sky Sports)
  • Wasps v Ulster (3.15pm, BT Sport)
  • La Rochelle v Harlequins (4.15pm, Sky Sports)

Knockout stages

  • Quarter-finals: 29/30/31 March – 1 April 2018
  • Semi-finals: 20/21/22 April 2018

2018 Bilbao finals

  • Challenge Cup final — San Mamés Stadium; Friday 11 May
  • Champions Cup final — San Mamés Stadium; Saturday 12 May

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