European Champions and Challenge Cup last 16 dates announced

Sunday lunchtime game for Edinburgh versus Finn Russell's Racing 92

The Champions Cup resumes at the start of April. Image: © Craig Watson -
The Champions Cup resumes at the start of April. Image: © Craig Watson -

EDINBURGH will play their European Champions Cup last 16 match against Fin Russell’s Racing 92 at Paris La Défense Arena in Paris on Sunday 4th April, with a 12.30pm kick-off (GMT).

Meanwhile, Glasgow Warriors’ European Challenge Cup last 16 match away to Montpellier at GGL Stadium on Friday 2nd April with an 8pm kick-off.

Champions Cup last 16 matches (all kick-offs local time):

Friday 2 April
Leinster Rugby v RC Toulon – RDS Arena (17.30)
Gloucester Rugby v La Rochelle – Kingsholm (20.00)

Saturday 3 April
Wasps v ASM Clermont Auvergne – Ricoh Arena (12.30)
Munster Rugby v Toulouse – Thomond Park (15.00)
Exeter Chiefs v Lyon – Sandy Park (17.30)

Sunday 4 April
Racing 92 v Edinburgh Rugby – Paris La Défense Arena (13.30)
Bordeaux-Bègles v Bristol Bears – Stade Chaban-Delmas (16.00)
Scarlets v Sale Sharks – Parc y Scarlets (17.30)

Challenge Cup last 16 matches (all kick-offs local time):

Friday 2 April
Zebre Rugby Club v Bath Rugby – Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi (16.00)
London Irish v Cardiff Blues – Brentford Community Stadium (17.30)
Montpellier v Glasgow Warriors – GGL Stadium (21.00)

Saturday 3 April
Benetton Rugby v Agen – Stadio Comunale di Monigo (16.00)
Ospreys v Newcastle Falcons – Liberty Stadium (15.00)
Dragons v Northampton Saints – Rodney Parade (17.30)
Leicester Tigers v Connacht Rugby – Mattioli Woods Welford Road (20.00)

Sunday 4 April
Harlequins v Ulster Rugby – The Twickenham Stoop (20.00)


Weekend 9/10/11 April – first-named winners at home
Winner Exeter Chiefs/Lyon v Winner Leinster/RC Toulon
Winner Wasps/Clermont v Winner Munster/Toulouse
Winner Gloucester/La Rochelle v Winner Scarlets/Sale Sharks
Winner Bordeaux-Bègles/Bristol Bears v Winner Racing 92/Edinburgh

(Weekend of 9/10/11 April – first-named winners at home)
Winner Montpellier/Glasgow Warriors v Winner Benetton/Agen
Winner Dragons/Northampton Saints v Winner Harlequins/Ulster
Winner Zebre/Bath v Winner London Irish/Cardiff Blues
Winner Leicester Tigers/Connacht v Winner Ospreys/Newcastle Falcons



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