The 25th anniversary season of the Heineken Champions Cup will resume with what promises to be a monumental clash between No 1-ranked Leinster Rugby and holders, Saracens, at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday, 19th of September
Immediately after the Leinster-Saracens confrontation, ASM Clermont Auvergne and Racing 92 will go head-to-head at Stade Marcel-Michelin where Clermont have only lost once in five top flight quarter-final matches, however, that defeat was at the hands of the Parisians in 2018.
Then on Sunday, 20 September, four-time winners, Toulouse, will be up against Ulster Rugby at the 33,000-capacity Le Stadium followed by the meeting of No 2-ranked, Exeter Chiefs, and Northampton Saints at Sandy Park.
Eight former winners of EPCR’s tournaments – Clermont, Leicester Tigers, Leinster, Northampton Saints, RC Toulon, Saracens, Toulouse and Ulster – with as many as 24 titles between them, remain in contention for European silverware and the eagerly-anticipated quarter-finals weekend will kick off on Friday, 18 September with the Challenge Cup clash of No 2-ranked Bryan Bynre’s Bristol Bears and the Dragons at Ashton Gate.
The following day, Bordeaux-Bègles are at home against Edinburgh Rugby and No 1-ranked, RC Toulon, take on Scarlets at Stade Chaban-Delmas at Stade Mayol respectively with the Toulon-Scarlets tie also broadcast live in Wales on S4C.