The GUINNESS PRO12 takes centre stage this weekend as the focus returns to club rugby. Sky Sports will screen two massive fixtures taking place among teams from the top six with Ospreys hosting Munster and Ulster taking on Glasgow Warriors.
As the dust settles on another dramatic conclusion to the pool stages, a select band of elite clubs with no fewer than 25 European titles between them will be targeting silverware in just over two months' time following EPCR's announcement today of the dates, venues, kick-off times and television coverage for the Champions Cup and Challenge Cup quarter-finals.
If Leinster can avenge their October defeat in Montpellier, they will secure top spot in Pool 4 and book their place in the Champions Cup quarter-finals. Leo Cullen's men open round 5 at home to the second-placed French side who are five points behind them.
With over 17,000 tickets sold ahead of an expected sold-out fixture, Leinster head coach Leo Cullen has named his team to face Montpellier in Friday's Champions Cup round 5 clash at the RDS (kick-off 7.45pm).
The Leinster 'A' team to play Nottingham at Lady Bay in the British & Irish Cup on Friday (kick-off 7.45pm) has been named. Both sides know a win is crucial if they are to keep their hopes of quarter-final qualification alive.
Leinster are back in front of their home fans for their second successive week, beginning the New Year by hosting Zebre, the GUINNESS PRO12's bottom side, as they look to strength their position in the top four.