Date for Edinburgh’s Challenge Cup quarter-final clash confirmed

Richard Cockerill's side will take-on Bordeaux-Bègles at Stade Chaban-Delmas at 1.30pm local time (12.30pm BST) on Saturday 19th September

Edinburgh will resume their Challenge Cup odyssey on 19th September. Image: FOTOSPORT/DAVID GIBSON
Edinburgh will resume their Challenge Cup odyssey on 19th September. Image: FOTOSPORT/DAVID GIBSON

EDINBURGH will finally get to play their coronavirus-postponed Challenge Cup quarter-final clash away to Bordeaux-Begles on Saturday 19th September with a 1.30pm kick-off local time (12.30pm kick-off BST). The match will be shown live on BT Sport.

Tournament organisers EPCR stated last month that the weekend of 18th to 20th September had been earmarked for the return of European rugby but only confirmed the exact timings earlier today.

A full schedule for the quarter-finals of both the Heineken Champions Cup and the Challenge Cup is below –

HEINEKEN CHAMPIONS CUP

QUARTER-FINALS (all kick-offs local time)

Saturday 19 September

  • Leinster Rugby v Saracens, Aviva Stadium (15.00) BT Sport / beIN SPORTS
  • ASM Clermont Auvergne v Racing 92, Stade Marcel-Michelin (18.30) beIN SPORTS / BT Sport

Sunday 20 September 

  • Toulouse v Ulster Rugby, Le Stadium (13.30) France 2 / beIN SPORTS / BT Sport / Channel 4 / Virgin Media
  • Exeter Chiefs v Northampton Saints, Sandy Park (17.30) BT Sport / beIN SPORTS

SEMI-FINALS (to be played on weekend 25th to 27th September)

Semi-final 1 – winner of Leinster Rugby v Saracens will play the winner of ASM Clermont Auvergne v Racing 92

Semi-final 2 – winner of Toulouse v Ulster Rugby will play the winner of Exeter Chiefs v Northampton Saints

FINAL to be played on weekend 16th to 18th  October at venue TBC

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CHALLENGE CUP

QUARTER-FINALS (all kick-offs local time)

Friday 18 September

  • Bristol Bears v Dragons, Ashton Gate Stadium (19.45) BT Sport / beIN SPORTS

Saturday 19 September

  • Bordeaux-Bègles v Edinburgh Rugby, Stade Chaban-Delmas (13.30) beIN SPORTS / BT Sport
  • RC Toulon v Scarlets, Stade Félix Mayol (21.00) France 4 / beIN SPORTS / BT Sport / S4C
    Sunday 20 September
  • Leicester Tigers v Castres Olympique, Welford Road (15.00) BT Sport / beIN SPORTS

SEMI-FINALS (to be played on weekend 25th to 27th September)

  • Semi-final 1 – winner of RC Toulon v Scarlets will play the winner of Leicester Tigers v Castres Olympique
  • Semi-final 2 – winner of Bordeaux-Bègles v Edinburgh Rugby will play the winner of Bristol Bears v Dragons

FINAL to be played on weekend 16th to 18th  October at venue TBC


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2 Comments

  1. What is the position on Team squad eligibility i.e. Do they stick to the previous named 19/20 squads or could Edinburgh face Bristol Bears with Radradra, who they have already faced with Bordeaux, and Edinburgh field Chamberlin?

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