ERC have announced details of the quarter-finals in the European Challenge Cup. Connacht will travel to Northampton on Saturday, April 11 for their tie.
London Irish and Bourgoin will kick-off European club rugby’s quarter-final weekend when they clash in the last-eight of the European Challenge Cup at the Madejski Stadium on Thursday, April 9.
The Anglo-French contest between the Exiles – the number 1 seeds – and number 8 seeds Bourgoin launches the exciting European weekend of knock-out games in the Heineken Cup and European Challenge Cup.
The Easter Sunday afternoon clash at Vicarage Road of Saracens and Newcastle Falcons will bring down the curtain on what is sure to be an action-packed weekend.
The other match involving English and French opposition, last season’s finalists Worcester Warriors against 1997 Heineken Cup champions Brive, is the Saturday lunchtime showdown for armchair viewers followed by Connacht’s test at Northampton Saints.
EUROPEAN CHALLENGE CUP QUARTER-FINALS:
THURSDAY, APRIL 9
7.30pm – London Irish v Bourgoin – Eurosport France / Sky Sports
SATURDAY, APRIL 11
1pm – Worcester Warriors v Brive – Sky Sports / France 4
3pm – Northampton Saints v Connacht
SUNDAY, APRIL 12
3pm – Saracens v Newcastle Falcons