Sun 22 Jan 2023 | 10:49

CONFIRMED: Champions Cup Round of 16 fixtures

CONFIRMED: Champions Cup Round of 16 fixtures
Sun 22 Jan 2023 | 10:49
CONFIRMED: Champions Cup Round of 16 fixtures
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NEWS: For the first time in the history of the Champions Cup tournament two Rounds of 16 matches will be played in South Africa.

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Following the conclusion of the Champions Cup pool stage eight highest-ranked clubs in each pool have secured their places in the Round of 16 which will be played on the weekend of March 31 – April 1/2.

The four highest-ranked clubs in each pool will have home advantage, this includes the Sharks and Stormers.

The Sharks concluded third in Pool A, while the Stormers ended third in Pool B.

The Sharks will host Irish Giants Munster at Kings Park in Durban.

The Stormers welcome Premiership club Harlequins to the Cape Town Stadium.

The Bulls will travel to France to take on Toulouse in the Round of 16.

Champions Cup Fixtures

Round of 16 – March 31-April 1/2

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1: Leinster Rugby v Ulster
2: Exeter Chiefs v Montpellier
3: Sharks v Munster
4: Saracens v Ospreys
5: Leicester Tigers v Edinburgh
6: Stormers v Harlequins
7: Stade Toulousain v Bulls
8: Stade Rochelais v Gloucester

NB The four highest-ranked clubs in each pool have home advantage

Quarter-finals – April 7/8/9

QF 1: Winner 1 v Winner 5
QF 2: Winner 7 v Winner 3
QF 3: Winner 2 v Winner 6
QF 4: Winner 8 v Winner 4

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NB The highest-ranked clubs from the pool stage will have home advantage

Semi-finals – April 28/29/30

SF 1: Winner QF 1 v Winner QF 2
SF 2: Winner QF 3 v Winner QF 4

NB The matches will be played in Europe and the highest-ranked clubs from the pool stage will have home country advantage

2023 Champions Cup final: Saturday, May 20; Aviva Stadium, Dublin

 

PV: 24
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