ERC confirm quarter-final dates

24th Jan 2013, 13:44

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Home venue: The Stoop

Home venue: The Stoop

ERC have confirmed the kick-off times and dates for the Heineken Cup and Challenge Cup quarter-finals to be held in April.

ERC have confirmed the kick-off times and dates for the Heineken Cup and Challenge Cup quarter-finals to be held in April.

In the Heineken Cup, Saracens will be up against last season's beaten finalists, Ulster, in the second of the Saturday fixtures with a venue to be announced at a later date, while Sunday's matches on 7 April will kick off with the meeting of pool stage top seeds, Harlequins, and two-time former champions Munster at the Twickenham Stoop.

With all matches broadcast live, and with capacity crowds expected at every venue, the curtain will come down on the weekend when French heavyweights, Toulon, take on Leicester Tigers, who won the tournament in 2001 and 2002, in the first ever meeting between the clubs in Europe.

Five of the clubs in the last eight - Clermont, Harlequins, Leicester, Munster and Ulster - have European titles to their names, while Montpellier will be appearing in the knockout stage for the first time.

Heineken Cup Fixtures:

Saturday, 6 April

Clermont v Montpellier, Stade Marcel Michelin 16.40
Saracens v Ulster Rugby, Venue TBC 18.30

Sunday, 7 April

Harlequins v Munster, Twickenham Stoop 14.00
Toulon v Leicester Tigers, Venue TBC 17.30

Challenge Cup Fixtures:

Thursday, 4 April

Gloucester v Biarritz, Kingsholm 20.00

Friday, 5 April

London Wasps v Leinster, Adams Park 20.00
Perpignan v Toulouse, Stade Aimé Giral 20.00

Saturday, 6 April

Bath v Stade Francais, Recreation Ground 13.00