Edinburgh and Glasgow Warriors head to France in last 16 of Europe

Edinburgh face a daunting trip to Paris to take on Finn Russell's Racing 92 in the last 16 of this year's Champions Cup

Finn Russell and his Racing 92 team-mates will host Edinburgh in the last 16 of this year's Champions Cup next month. Image: © Craig Watson - www.craigwatson.co.uk
Finn Russell and his Racing 92 team-mates will host Edinburgh in the last 16 of this year's Champions Cup next month. Image: © Craig Watson - www.craigwatson.co.uk

EDINBURGH will head to Paris at the start of next month to take on Finn Russell’s Racing 92 in the round of 16 of the European Champions Cup.

It is a daunting challenge for Richard Cockerill‘s side against last year’s beaten finalists, and if they manage to secure a surprise win then they face another away tie in the quarter-finals against either Bordeaux-Begles or Bristol Bears.

Meanwhile, Glasgow Warriors will face Montpellier away in the last 16 of the second-tier Challenge Cup. Should they win that match, they will host the winner of Benetton versus Agen in the quarter-final.

The round of 16 matches in both tournaments are to be played on the weekend of 2nd to 4th April, with the quarter-finals to be played the following weekend.


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Champions Cup round of 16 draw:

Munster v Toulouse

Gloucester v La Rochelle

Wasps v ASM Clermont Auvergne

Exeter Chiefs v Lyon

Leinster v RC Toulon

Bordeaux Begles v Bristol Bears

Racing 92 v Edinburgh

Scarlets v Sale Sharks

Champions Cup quarter-final draw:

Exeter Chiefs/Lyon v Leinster/RC Toulon

Wasps/ASM Clermont Auvergne v Munster/Toulouse

Gloucester/La Rochelle v Scarlets/Sale Sharks

Bordeaux Begles/Bristol Bears v Racing 92/Edinburgh

Challenge Cup round of 16 draw:

Dragons v Northampton Saints

Ospreys v Newcastle Falcons

London Irish v Cardiff Blues

Harlequins v Ulster

Benetton v Agen

Zebre v Bath

Leicester Tigers v Connacht

Montpellier v Glasgow Warriors

Challenge Cup quarter-final draw:

Montpellier/Glasgow Warriors v Benetton Rugby/Agen

Dragons/Northampton Saints v Harlequins/Ulster Rugby

Zebre Rugby Club/Bath Rugby v London Irish/Cardiff Blues

Leicester Tigers/Connacht Rugby v Ospreys/Newcastle Falcons


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