Sale Sharks have been drawn against Welsh Pro 14 side Scarlets in the Champions Cup round of 16 draw. The game will take place on the weekend of 2/3/4 April with an exact date and time still to be confirmed.
Whoever comes through the Gloucester v La Rochelle match will host either Scarlets or Sale Sharks, and the winners of the Bordeaux-Bègles v Bristol Bears tie will have home advantage against either Racing 92 or Edinburgh.
For the purposes of the Round of 16 draw, clubs from the same league were not drawn against one another, however, clubs from Pool A and Pool B were drawn against one another.
The draw for the quarter-finals was open allowing for the possibility of matches between clubs from the same league, and a further draw for the semi-finals will take place following the quarter-finals.
The exact dates of the Heineken Champions Cup Round of 16 fixtures including venues, kick-off times and TV coverage, will be announced as soon as possible following consultation with the clubs and EPCR’s partner broadcasters.
Tuesday’s draw was conducted by Ben Harries, EPCR’s Head of Events and Operations, and by Mária Gyolcsos of EPCR’s Governance and Regulation department. The event scrutineer was Lausanne-based solicitor, Jean-Guillaume Amiguet.
ROUND OF 16
(Weekend of 2/3/4 April – first-named clubs at home)
Munster Rugby v Toulouse
Gloucester Rugby v La Rochelle
Wasps v ASM Clermont Auvergne
Exeter Chiefs v Lyon
Leinster Rugby v RC Toulon
Bordeaux-Bègles v Bristol Bears
Racing 92 v Edinburgh Rugby
Scarlets v Sale Sharks
(Weekend of 9/10/11 April – first-named winners at home)
QF1 Winner Exeter Chiefs/Lyon v Winner Leinster/RC Toulon
QF2 Winner Wasps/Clermont v Winner Munster/Toulouse
QF3 Winner Gloucester/La Rochelle v Winner Scarlets/Sale Sharks
QF4 Winner Bordeaux-Bègles/Bristol Bears v Winner Racing 92/Edinburgh
Round of 16: 2/3/4 April
Quarter-finals: 9/10/11 April
Semi-finals: 30 April – 1/2 May
Challenge Cup final: Marseille – Friday, 21 May
Heineken Champions Cup final: Marseille – Saturday, 22 May