Dates confirmed for European knockouts

Date published: January 25 2019

The dates and kick-off times for this season’s European Champions Cup and Challenge Cup quarter-finals were announced by EPCR on Friday.

Three Champions Cup semi-finals will take place on Saturday, March 30, starting with Edinburgh against Munster before Saracens face Glasgow Warriors at Allianz Park and then Leinster and Ulster wrap up the day at the Aviva Stadium.

On Sunday the quarter-finals conclude with Racing 92 taking on Toulouse at Paris La Défense Arena.

In the Challenge Cup, Sale Sharks and Connacht meet at the AJ Bell Stadium on Friday, March 29 and the following evening, Worcester Warriors take on Harlequins at Sixways.

Bristol Bears head to Stade Marcel Deflandre to face La Rochelle on Sunday before Clermont Auvergne and Northampton Saints meet later that day.

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

Saturday, March 30
QF 2: Edinburgh v Munster (BT Murrayfield at 12:45)
QF 1: Saracens v Glasgow Warriors (Allianz Park at 15:15)
QF 3: Leinster v Ulster (Aviva Stadium at 17:45)

Sunday, March 31
QF 4: Racing 92 v Toulouse (Paris La Défense Arena at 16:15)

Semi-final 1 – winner of QF 1: Saracens v Glasgow Warriors will play the winner of QF 2: Edinburgh v Munster
Semi-final 2 – winner of QF 3: Leinster v Ulster will play the winner of QF 4: Racing 92 v Toulouse
(Matches to be played on April 20/21)

2019 Champions Cup final: Saturday, May 11 at St James’ Park, Newcastle (17:00)

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

Friday, March 29
QF 3: Sale Sharks v Connacht (AJ Bell Stadium at 19:45)

Saturday, March 30
QF 2: Worcester Warriors v Harlequins (Sixways at 20:15)

Sunday, March 31
QF 4: La Rochelle v Bristol Bears (Stade Marcel Deflandre at 13:45)
QF 1: Clermont Auvergne v Northampton Saints (Stade Marcel Michelin at 19:00)

Semi-final 1 – winner of QF 1: Clermont Auvergne v Northampton Saints will play the winner of QF 2: Worcester Warriors v Harlequins
Semi-final 2 – winner of QF 3: Sale Sharks v Connacht will play the winner of QF 4: La Rochelle v Bristol Bears
(Matches to be played on April 19/20/21)

2019 Challenge Cup final: Friday, May 10 at St James’ Park, Newcastle (19:45)