European Cups: confirmed dates for the definition


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European Cups: confirmed dates for the definition

European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR) announced the new dates for the Champions League and Challenge Cup quarterfinals.

The 25th anniversary season of the Champions Cup will resume with what promises to be a monumental clash between No. 1 ranking Leinster Rugby and Saracens, at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday, September 19.

Immediately after the Leinster-Saracens confrontation, Clermont and Racing 92 will meet at Stade Marcel-Michelin, where Clermont has only lost once in five high-level quarterfinal matches, however that defeat was in the hands of the Parisians. in 2018.

Then on Sunday, September 20, four-time European champions Toulouse will face Ulster Rugby at Le Stadium with a capacity for 33,000 spectators, followed by Exeter Chiefs and Northampton Saints at Sandy Park.

On the Challege Cup side, the quarterfinals will begin on Friday, September 18 with Bristol’s showdown with Dragons at Ashton Gate.

The next day, Bordeaux-Bègles will be home to Edinburgh Rugby and No. 1 qualifier RC Toulon faces Scarlets.

The last of the Challenge Cup quarterfinals on Sunday September 20 will face Leicester Tigers against Castres Olympique at Welford Road.

All matches will be subject to government guidelines and / or restrictions with EPCR prioritizing the health and well-being of players, club staff, match officials, the media, supporters, and the general rugby community .

CHAMPIONS CUP quarterfinals

Saturday September 19
QF 1: Leinster Rugby v Saracens, Aviva Stadium
QF 2: Clermont v Racing 92, Stade Marcel-Michelin

Sunday, September 20
QF 3: Toulouse v Ulster Rugby, Le Stadium
QF 4: Exeter Chiefs v Northampton Saints, Sandy Park

Semifinals: September 25/26/27

Semi-final 1
QF 1 winner Leinster Rugby v Saracens will play QF 2 winner ASM Clermont Auvergne v Racing 92

Semifinal 2
QF 3 winner Toulouse v Ulster Rugby will play QF 4 winner Exeter Chiefs v Northampton Saints

Champions Cup Final: weekend 16/17/18 October

CHALLENGE CUP

Friday September 18
QF 4: Bristol Bears v Dragons, Ashton Gate Stadium

Saturday September 19
QF 3: Bordeaux-Bègles v Edinburgh Rugby, Stade Chaban-Delmas
QF 1: RC Toulon v Scarlets, Stade Félix Mayol

Sunday, September 20
QF 2: Leicester Tigers v Castres Olympique, Welford Road

SEMIFINALS: will be played on 25/26/27 September

Semifinal 1
QF 1 Winner: RC Toulon v Scarlets will play QF 2 Winner: Leicester Tigers v Castres Olympique

Semifinal 2
QF 3 Winner: Bordeaux-Bègles v Edinburgh Rugby will play QF 4 Winner: Bristol Bears v Dragons

2020 Challenge Cup Final: weekend 16/17/18 October (place to be confirmed)


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