EPCR has confirmed the dates and kick-off times of the Heineken Champions Cup and Challenge Cup quarter-finals, with eight former winners of EPCR’s tournaments remaining in contention for European silverware this season.

The 25th anniversary season of the Heineken Champions Cup will resume with a clash between the No 1-ranked Leinster and holders, Saracens, at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin, on Saturday, 4 April.

The Leinster-Saracens game will be preceded by the meeting of No 2-ranked Exeter Chiefs and Northampton Saints at Sandy Park while on the same day, Stade Marcel-Michelin will be packed for the head-to-head between Clermont and Racing 92.

On Sunday, 5 April, the Heineken Champions Cup will be centre stage again when four-time winners, Toulouse, are up against Ulster at the 33,000-capacity Le Stadium, with the game live on Virgin Media.

The quarter-finals weekend kicks off on Friday, 3 April with the Challenge Cup clash of No 1-ranked RC Toulon and Scarlets at Stade Mayol.

On Saturday, Leicester Tigers host Castres Olympique, and Bordeaux-Bègles are at home against Edinburgh Rugby at Welford Road and Stade Chaban-Delmas respectively.

The last of the Challenge Cup quarter-finals on Sunday, 5 April sees No 2-ranked Bristol Bears against the Dragons at Ashton Gate.

Heineken Champions Cup quarter-finals

(All kick-offs local time)

Saturday 4 April
QF 4: Exeter Chiefs v Northampton Saints, Sandy Park (15.15).
QF 2: ASM Clermont Auvergne v Racing 92, Stade Marcel-Michelin (16.15).
QF 1: Leinster Rugby v Saracens, Aviva Stadium (17.45).

Sunday 5 April

QF 3: Toulouse v Ulster Rugby, Le Stadium (16.15).

Challenge Cup quarter-finals
(All kick-offs local time)

Friday 3 April
QF 1: RC Toulon v Scarlets, Stade Félix Mayol (21.00).

Saturday 4 April
QF 2: Leicester Tigers v Castres Olympique, Welford Road (12.45).
QF 3: Bordeaux-Bègles v Edinburgh Rugby, Stade Chaban-Delmas (21.15).

Sunday 5 April
QF 4: Bristol Bears v Dragons, Ashton Gate Stadium (12.45).

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