...The Heineken Cup's knockout stages are just three rounds away...
ERC(European Rugby Cup) have released the fixture details for Round 5 ofthe Heineken Cup, with Munster's trip to Geneva to face Bourgoin setfor Sunday, January 14.
The tournament organisers will have irked many Munster fans by optingfor a Sunday scheduling, but Bourgoin have at least succeeded inslashing ticket prices for the historic Pool 4 clash.
Tickets for the encounter at the 30,000-capacity Stade de Geneve, which starts at 2pm (local time), are available from 10 up to 50.
Another plus for Munster's followers is the fact that Dawson Travel andLee Travel are conjointly chartering a flight to Geneva, departing fromCork on the Saturday and returning on the Sunday night. The cost,including flights, transfers and accommodation, is 499. (Furtherinformation on the Swiss ticket outlets for the match are available on:www.resaplus.ch/home)
Elsehwere, Leinster will continue their quest to qualify out of Pool 2with a home tie against Edinburgh on Saturday, January 13 (kick-off5.35pm, Donnybrook).
While Ulster's home date with Llanelli Scarlets in Pool 5 has also beenpencilled in for Saturday, January 13 (Ravenhill, kick-off 1.35pm).
All three Heineken Cup matches involving the Irish provinces, over theweekend of Friday, January 12 to Sunday, January 14, will be live on Sky Sports. There will be deferred coverage on RTI.
HEINEKEN CUP ROUND 5 FIXTURES -
Friday, January 12, 2007 -
Pool 2: Agen v Gloucester, Stade Armandie, 8.30pm (Canal+/Sky Sports)
Pool 6: Biarritz v Overmach Parma, Parc des Sports Aquilera, 7pm
Saturday, January 13 -
Pool 1: London Wasps v Perpignan, Arms Park, 3.30pm (Sky Sports/FR2)
Pool 1: Benetton Treviso v Castres Olympique, Stadio Comunale di Monigio, 3pm
Pool 2: Leinster v Edinburgh, Donnybrook, 5.35pm (Sky Sports/Sport+/RTE*)
Pool 3: Calvisano v Sale Sharks, Centro Sportivo San Michele, 2pm
Pool 4: Leicester Tigers v Cardiff Blues, Welford Road, 3pm (Sport+*/S4C**)
Pool 5: Ulster v Llanelli Scarlets, Ravenhill, 1.35pm (Sky Sports)
Pool 5: London Irish v Toulouse, Madejski Stadium, 1.35pm (Canal+/Sky Sports**)
Sunday, January 14 -
Pool 3: Ospreys v Stade Francais, Liberty Stadium, 3pm (Sky Sports/FR2)
Pool 4: Bourgoin v Munster, Stade de Geneve, 2pm (Sport+/Sky Sports/RTE*)
Pool 6: Border Reivers v Northampton Saints, Netherdale, 2pm
(Additional TV details will be announced shortly)