Dates confirmed for Heineken and Amlin Cup quarter-finals
The dates and times were this afternoon confirmed for the Heineken and Amlin Cup quarter-finals with Ulster, Munster and Leinster all travelling to London.
By Declan Whooley
Munster will make the difficult trip to the Stoop to take on Harlequins on Sunday the 7th with a 2pm kick-off. Rob Penney's men will hope to add to an impressive record at this stage of the competition, where they have lost just four times in 13 quarter-final appearances.
Ulster also be in the capital that weekend as they look to return to the Heineken Cup Final. They will kick-off against Saracens at a venue yet to be decided at 6.30pm on Saturday 6th.
Allianz Park could well be chosen for the game. The new artificial surface will get its first run-out this weekend against Cardiff at the LV=Cup on Sunday, with a decision on the venue expected soon. Ulster will hope to repeat last year's trick of an away wuarter-final win and it will be a re-union for Sarries coach and former Ulster captain Mark McCall.
The other quarter-finals will Clermont host their Top 14 rivals Montpellier on Saturday, while the Leicester Tigers make the daunting trip to the Stade Mayol to take on a star-studded Toulon side following the Harlequins - Munster clash on Sunday.
Leinster will hope to continue their European campaign in the Amlin Challenge with the final being held at the RDS. First up they will have to travel to Adams Park on Friday the 5th of April with a 8pm kick-off. Should they prevail they will take on the winners of Biarritz and Gloucester at home.
Saturday, 6 April
ASM Clermont Auvergne v Montpellier, Stade Marcel Michelin 16.40
Saracens v Ulster Rugby, Venue TBC 18.30
Sunday, 7 April
Harlequins v Munster Rugby, Twickenham Stoop 14.00
Toulon v Leicester Tigers, Venue TBC 17.30