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Dublin: 2°C Wednesday 14 April 2021

Champions Cup double-header in store for Leinster and Munster in April

Any floating fans hoping to get to both quarter-finals are going to need a helicopter.

APRIL FOOL’S DAY will see both Leinster and Munster in back-to-back Champions Cup quarter-finals.

The EPCR unveiled their schedule for the knock-out fixtures today with the return of Jimmy Gopperth and Wasps to the Aviva Stadium kicking off the quarter-final stage at 15.15 (BT Sport).

general view Thomond Park Sky Sports TV television tower The TV crane above Thomond during the win over Racing. Source: Inpho/Billy Stickland

Second seeds Munster have been slotted in to Sky Sports’ prime time slot for their clash with Toulouse at 17.45.

The second set of quarter-finals will take place on Sunday 2 April, starting off with Glasgow Warriors’ tough trip to Saracens (13.00, Sky Sports). Last up, the competition’s bridesmaids Clermont welcome familiar foes Toulon (15.15, BT Sport) to determine who faces the winners of Leinster-Wasps.

Adam Byrne celebrates scoring their third try with  Jamie Heaslip Jamie Heaslip and Adam Byrne during their clash with Northampton in the Aviva. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Semi-finals will take place on the weekend of 22 April but kick-off times and venues will not be known until the results of the quarter-finals are in.

2017 Champions Cup quarter-finals

Saturday 1 April

QF 2: Leinster Rugby v Wasps, Aviva Stadium (15.15) BT Sport
QF 4: Munster Rugby v Toulouse, Thomond Park (17.45) Sky Sports

Sunday 2 April

QF 3: Saracens v Glasgow Warriors, Allianz Park (13.00) Sky Sports
QF 1: ASM Clermont Auvergne v RC Toulon, Stade Marcel-Michelin (15.15) BT Sport

(All times Irish)

2017 Challenge Cup quarter-finals

Friday 31 March

QF 3: Edinburgh Rugby v La Rochelle, BT Murrayfield (20.00) Sky Sports

Saturday 1 April

QF 2: Bath Rugby v Brive, Recreation Ground (12.45) BT Sport
QF 4: Gloucester Rugby v Cardiff Blues, Kingsholm (20.05) Sky Sports

Sunday 2 April

QF 1: Ospreys v Stade Francais Paris, venue TBC (17.45) BT Sport

Semi-finals of both tournaments will see the winners of QF1 v QF2 and QF3 v QF4.

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