Heineken Cup & Amlin Challenge Cup Quarter-Finals and Semi-Final Draw

After six rounds, the following sides have made it through to the Heineken Cup Quarter finals, with Northampton and Leinster doing so without losing a game. Leicester and Ulster both qualify in the best runners up positions, whilst Munster, London Wasps and Clermont have gone through to the Amlin Challenge Cup quarter-finals. Here is the full list of fixtures for the quarter-finals in both competitions:

Heineken Cup Quarter Finals: (Matches to be played over the weekend of April 8/9/10)

Northampton v Ulster

Leinster v Leicester

Perpignan v Toulon

Biarritz v Toulouse

Amlin Challenge Cup Quarter Final Draw:

Stade Francais v Montpellier

Brive v Munster

La Rochelle v Clermont Auvergne

Harlequins v London Wasps

And here is the all important Semi-Final draws for the Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup, with the fixtures being played on the weekend of April 30/May 1st:

Heineken Cup Semi-Final Draw:

Leinster/Leicester v Biarritz/Toulouse

Northampton/Ulster v Perpignan/Toulon

Amlin Challenge Cup Semi-Final Draw:

Stade Francais/Montpellier v La Rochelle/Clermont Auvergne

Brive/Munster v Harlequins/London Wasps

What do you think of the fixtures? Let us know.

5 thoughts on “Heineken Cup & Amlin Challenge Cup Quarter-Finals and Semi-Final Draw

  1. What a competition! Look at those 4 matches.
    I’d expect Saints and Perpignan to do the business at home, but the others are a little trickier. Leinster should win if they keep up anything like their current form, but Leicester are always a team to avoid. As for Toulouse, they’re just very very good. So far, they’ve only done what’s needed, and I’d fancy them to do just the same again. Biarritz haven’t been as good as last year from the handful of games I’ve seen, and Toulouse just have so much strength.
    Probably depends on how the 6 Nations go – see how angry countries are or, more importantly, who’s injured. Anyone know when Lawes and Ashton are back?
    Also, home semi for the winner of Saints/Ulster. Gives Saints a great chance to make it to Cardiff.

  2. Saints do not have a good chance to make it to Cardiff. Ulster wil make Saints their BITCH, they will go down like a cheap whore.

  3. saints was the best out come for ulster think they can handle their style of play !!! leinster all the way i hope if we have 2 irish semi finals alot of money for irfu :P

  4. Anything that gives the IRFU more money is a bad outcome in my book – it’d serve them right if no one came to the matches. It’s going to be a long time before people forget those Autumn International tickets. And maybe that’s not fair on the players, but they weren’t quick to criticize the IRFU.
    As for Ulster taking down Saints, not going to happen. They’ve played well to get here, but it’s come by taking down a poor Bath side and beating Biarritz in favourable conditions in Ravenhill. Saints at home are a different prospect – Leinster, Leicester and Saints have been playing a different brand of rugby to any other team in Ireland and Britain this year. Even without Ashton and Lawes back I’d expect a home win – if they’re back, writing’s on the wall.

  5. saints have weaknesses too and didn’t really have any major test !! yet leicester tigers showed them up in the premier ship and so did harliquins i think. they are a decent side but would prefere them than toulouse and leinster!! especially since it has been moved from their home ground!!

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