Heineken Champions Cup Last 16 fixtures confirmed

Following the conclusion of the Heineken Champions Cup pool stage, Sale Sharks have qualified for the Round of 16 and will face Bristol Bears in back-to-back matches when the tournament resumes in April.

The eight highest-ranked clubs in each pool have secured their places in the Round of 16 which will be played over two legs on the weekends of 8/9/10 and 15/16/17 April with the No 1-ranked club in Pool A playing against the No 8-ranked club in Pool B and so forth.

The four highest-ranked clubs in each pool will have home advantage in the second leg matches.

The following clubs have qualified for the Round of 16 of the EPCR Challenge Cup:
Pool A – Glasgow Warriors, Northampton Saints, Bath Rugby
Pool B – Cardiff Rugby, Wasps, Castres Olympique

HEINEKEN CHAMPIONS CUP

Round of 16 first leg – 8/9/10 April

R16 1: Stade Francais Paris (B8) v Racing 92 (A1)
R16 2: Stade Toulousain (B7) v Ulster Rugby (A2)
R16 3: Union Bordeaux-Bègles (B6) v Stade Rochelais (A3)
R16 4: Connacht Rugby (B5) v Leinster Rugby (A4)
R16 5: Sale Sharks (A5) v Bristol Bears (B4)
R16 6: Exeter Chiefs (A6) v Munster Rugby (B3)
R16 7: Montpellier Hérault Rugby (A7) v Harlequins (B2)
R16 8: ASM Clermont Auvergne (A8) v Leicester Tigers (B1)
NB The four highest-ranked clubs in each pool will play the second leg of their Round of 16 matches at home

Round of 16 second leg – 15/16/17 April

R16 1: Racing 92 (A1) v Stade Francais Paris (B8)
R16 2: Ulster Rugby (A2) v Stade Toulousain (B7)
R16 3: Stade Rochelais (A3) v Union Bordeaux-Bègles (B6)
R16 4: Leinster Rugby (A4) v Connacht Rugby (B5)
R16 5: Bristol Bears (B4) v Sale Sharks (A5)
R16 6: Munster Rugby (B3) v Exeter Chiefs (A6)
R16 7: Harlequins (B2) v Montpellier Hérault Rugby (A7)
R16 8: Leicester Tigers (B1) v ASM Clermont Auvergne (A8)

Quarter-finals – 6/7/8 May
The quarter-finals will be played over one match and the highest-ranked club from the pool stage will have home venue advantage as follows:

QF 1: Winner R16 1 v Winner R16 5
QF 2: Winner R16 7 v Winner R16 3
QF 3: Winner R16 2 v Winner R16 6
QF 4: Winner R16 8 v Winner R16 4

Semi-finals – 13/14/15 May
The semi-finals will be played over one match, and the highest-ranked clubs from the pool stage will have either home country advantage or home venue advantage (TBC) as follows:

SF 1: Winner QF 1 v Winner QF 2
SF 2: Winner QF 3 v Winner QF 4

2022 Heineken Champions Cup final: Saturday, 28 May; Stade Vélodrome, Marseille (17.45)

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