European Professional Club Rugby | EPCR quarter-final dates, kick-off times and TV coverage announced

With 10 former tournament winners with as many as 29 European titles between them still in contention for this season’s coveted silverware in Marseille, EPCR is pleased to announce the exact dates, kick-off times and broadcast coverage of the Heineken Champions Cup and EPCR Challenge Cup quarter-final matches.

The elite last eight in the Heineken Champions Cup gets underway on Saturday, May 7 with the clash of Munster Rugby – appearing in the quarter-final for a record 19th time – and holders, Stade Toulousain, at the Aviva Stadium, while the eagerly- Anticipated showdown between European heavyweights and current Gallagher Premiership and URC leaders, Leicester Tigers and Leinster Rugby, is scheduled for Mattioli Woods on Welford Road later in the same day.

Also on Saturday, May 7, the Stade Marcel-Deflandre will be packed out once again for the confrontation between the 2021 finalists, Stade Rochelais, and the TOP 14 front runners, Montpellier Hérault Rugby, who has reached the quarter-final stage for the first time since 2013.

Then on Sunday, May 8, the No. 1-ranked club from Pool A and the three-time finalists, Racing 92, will go head-to-head with Sale Sharks at the iconic Paris La Défense Arena.

The EPCR Challenge Cup quarter-finals kick off on Friday, May 6 when Gloucester Rugby take on Saracens at Kingsholm, and that all-premiership clash will be followed on Saturday, May 7 by the Edinburgh Rugby v Wasps and Lyon v Glasgow Warriors ties at the DAM Health Stadium and the Matmut Stadium de Gerland respectively.

The two-time finalists, RC Toulon, and the London Irish wrap up the EPCR Challenge Cup schedule when they meet at Stade Félix Mayol on Sunday, May 8th.

All quarter-finals in both tournaments will be broadcast live on BT Sport with the Heineken Champions Cup match between Racing 92 and Sale Sharks also going out live and free-to-air in the UK and Ireland on Channel 4 and Virgin Media.

The highest-ranked clubs which qualify for the semi-finals will have a home venue advantage.

(Kick offs local times)

Saturday 7 May
Munster Rugby v Stade Toulousain, Aviva Stadium (3 pm)
BT Sport / France 2 / beIN SPORTS

Leicester Tigers v Leinster Rugby, Mattioli Woods Welford Road (5.30pm)
BT Sport / beIN SPORTS

Stade Rochelais v Montpellier Hérault Rugby, Stade Marcel-Deflandre (18.30)

Sunday 8 May
Racing 92 v Sale Sharks, Paris La Défense Arena (16.00)
France 2 / beIN SPORTS / BT SPORT / Channel 4 / Virgin Media

Semi-finals – 13/14/15 May
The highest-ranked clubs from the pool stage will have a home venue advantage.
SF 1: Racing 92 (A1) or Sale Sharks (A5) v Stade Rochelais (A3) or Montpellier Hérault Rugby (A7)
SF 2: Leicester Tigers (B1) or Leinster Rugby (A4) v ​​Munster Rugby (B3) or Stade Toulousain (B7)

2022 Heineken Champions Cup final: Saturday, 28 May; Stade Vélodrome, Marseille (17.45)

EPCR CHALLENGE CUP – quarter-finals
(Kick offs local times)

Friday 6 May
Gloucester Rugby v Saracens, Kingsholm (8 pm)
BT Sport / beIN SPORTS

Saturday 7 May

Edinburgh Rugby v Wasps, DAM Health Stadium (12.30)
BT Sport / beIN SPORTS

Lyon v Glasgow Warriors, Matmut Stadium de Gerland (21.00)
beIN SPORTS / BT Sport

Sunday 8 May
RC Toulon v London Irish, Stade Félix Mayol (13.30)
France 4 / beIN SPORTS / BT Sport

Semi-finals – 13/14/15 May
The highest-ranked clubs will have a home venue advantage.
SF 1: Lyon (1) or Glasgow Warriors (14) in Edinburgh Rugby (3) or Wasps (12)
SF 2: RC Toulon (2) or London Irish (6) in Gloucester Rugby (4) or Saracens (8)

2022 EPCR Challenge Cup final: Friday, 27 May; Stade Vélodrome, Marseille (9 pm)

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