Connacht’s Amlin Challenge Cup quarter-final clash with Bourgoin will take place at the Sportsground on Saturday, April 10 with a 1pm kick-off.
The Connacht v Bourgoin game will be broadcast live on Eurosport and will be the first of the four Amlin Challenge Cup quarter-finals to be played that weekend.
It will be the first ever meeting between Connacht and Bourgoin. The French side were the inaugural winners of the competition and have twice been runners-up, including last season.
The news of the fixture details comes as ERC, the tournament organisers, announced the dates, kick-off times and broadcast coverage for the ground-breaking matches in which three Heineken Cup pool runners-up will contest the Amlin Challenge Cup quarter-finals with the tournament’s five pool winners.
The only match between two Amlin Challenge Cup teams – Connacht and Bourgoin – will launch the weekend’s matches in Galway on Saturday, April 10.
And British & Irish Lions outside halves Jonny Wilkinson and Stephen Jones could go head-to-head in the south of France on the Saturday night when Toulon take on the Scarlets at Stade Felix-Mayol.
The all-England match between London Wasps and Gloucester will be the first up on Sunday before quarter-final number 4 at Kingston Park Stadium.
2009/10 AMLIN CHALLENGE CUP QUARTER-FINALS:
All kick-off times local time –
SATURDAY, APRIL 10
CONNACHT v Bourgoin, 1pm (Eurosport)
Toulon v Scarlets, 9pm (FR4)
SUNDAY, APRIL 11
London Wasps v Gloucester, 2pm (Sky Sports)
Newcastle Falcons v Cardiff Blues, 3pm