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Posted Friday, March 5th 2021

Heineken Champions Cup knockout stage draw

The draw for the knockout stages of the 2020/21 Heineken Champions Cup will take place in Lausanne, Switzerland next Tuesday (March 9th).

The key event which starts at 12pm (UK and Irish time) will be streamed live on www.heinekenchampionscup.com and the draws for the Round of 16 and quarter-finals of the Challenge Cup will be followed immediately by draws for the Heineken Champions Cup Round of 16 and quarter-finals at approximately 12.20pm.

Following a recent decision by the EPCR Board in conjunction with its shareholder leagues and unions to revise the tournament formats, draws are required to map out the knockout stages of this season’s tournaments.

Regarding the draw for the Heineken Champions Cup Round of 16, clubs from the same league cannot be drawn against one another, however, clubs from the same pool can be drawn against one another.

As Racing 92, Bordeaux-Bègles, Leinster Rugby, Munster Rugby and Wasps won both pool stage matches on the pitch – that is, where results were not impacted by COVID-19 – they will each be guaranteed a home fixture in the Round of 16.

For the purposes of the Challenge Cup Round of 16 draw, once again clubs from the same league cannot be drawn against one another, however, Challenge Cup clubs and qualifiers from the Heineken Champions Cup can be drawn against one another.

As London Irish, Leicester Tigers and Ospreys won both preliminary stage matches on the pitch – where results were not impacted by COVID-19 – they will each be guaranteed a home fixture.

The draws for the quarter-finals in both tournaments will be open allowing for the possibility of matches between clubs from the same league.

KNOCKOUT STAGE QUALIFIERS

Heineken Champions Cup –
Racing 92, Leinster Rugby, Wasps, Bordeaux-Bègles, Munster Rugby, Lyon, Toulouse, La Rochelle, Scarlets, ASM Clermont Auvergne, Bristol Bears, Exeter Chiefs, Edinburgh Rugby, Gloucester Rugby, RC Toulon, Sale Sharks
NB Racing 92, Leinster, Wasps, Bordeaux-Bègles and Munster are guaranteed home matches in the Round of 16.

EPCR KEY DATES


Knockout Stage Draws: Tuesday (March 9th)
Rounds of 16: April 2nd/3rd/4th
Quarter-finals: April 9th/10th/11th
Semi-finals: April 30th – May 1st/2nd
Challenge Cup final: Marseille - Friday, May 21nd
Heineken Champions Cup final: Marseille - Saturday, May 22nd


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