ERC today announced the dates, kick-off times and host broadcasters for the Heineken Cup Round 5 and Round 6 matches on the weekend of January 15 to 17.
Ulster will be first into action from an Irish perspective in Round 5 of the Heineken Cup when they host Edinburgh in Ravenhill on Friday, January 15.
The following day will see Munster taking on Benetton Treviso in their final road trip in Pool 1, while reigning champions Leinster will be at home to Brive at the RDS.
Round 6 sees Munster with an evening kick-off on Friday, Januray 22, when they close their pool campaign with a home game against Northampton Saints at Thomond Park.
Ulster’s final pool tie against Bath is down for a 3.45pm kick-off at the Rec on Saturday, January 23. Leinster, meanwhile, face another 6pm kick-off that same day when they travel to London Irish for what is shaping up to be the pool decider.
2009/10 HEINEKEN CUP POOL STAGES – ROUND 5 AND 6 FIXTURES:
(All kick-off times are local time)
ROUND 5 –
Friday, January 15
Pool 2: Glasgow Warriors v Newport Gwent Dragons, 7.30pm
Pool 4: Ulster v Edinburgh, 8pm, Sky Sports/ RTE*
Saturday, January 16
Pool 1: Benetton Treviso v Munster, 2.35pm, Sky Italia/ Sky Sports/ RTE*
Pool 2: Gloucester v Biarritz Olympique, 3pm
Pool 3: Leicester Tigers v Viadana, 2pm
Pool 3: Clermont Auvergne v Ospreys, 4.45pm, FR2 / Sky Sports (i)/ Sky Italia
Pool 4: Stade Francais v Bath, 2.35pm, Canal+/ Sky Sports (i)
Pool 5: Cardiff Blues v Sale Sharks, 3.45pm, Sky Sports
Pool 6: Leinster v Brive, 6pm, Sky Sports/ RTE*
Sunday, January 17
Pool 1: Northampton Saints v Perpignan, 3pm, Sky Sports
Pool 5: Toulouse v Harlequins, 4pm, FR2/ Sky Sports (i)
Pool 6: Scarlets v London Irish, 12.45pm, S4C*/ Sky Sports
* Highlights ** Delayed (i) Live on Sky Sports interactive
ROUND 6 –
Friday, January 22
Pool 1: Munster v Northampton Saints, 8pm
Pool 1: Perpignan v Benetton Treviso, 9pm
Saturday, January 23
Pool 3: Viadana v Clermont Auvergne, 2.35pm
Pool 3: Ospreys v Leicester Tigers, 1.35pm
Pool 4: Bath v Ulster, 3.45pm
Pool 4: Edinburgh v Stade Francais, 3.45pm
Pool 6: Brive v Scarlets, 7pm
Pool 6: London Irish v Leinster, 6pm
Sunday, January 24
Pool 2: Biarritz Olympique v Glasgow Warriors, 1.45pm
Pool 2: Newport Gwent Dragons v Gloucester, 12.45pm
Pool 5: Harlequins v Cardiff Blues, 3pm
Pool 5: Sale Sharks v Toulouse, 3pm
The broadcast details for Round 6 will be announced after Round 5 matches have been completed.