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European Cup – Huge clashes coming up in last 16 of Champions and Challenge Cup


It looks again that we will have some mouthwatering match-ups after the draw for the last 16 of the European Champions Cup was done.

One that springs out fast is the clash between Munster and Toulouse and that is just one of the eight matches we can look forward too.

The current champions, Exeter will face Lyon which will setup a a quarter-final match between either Leinster or Toulon.

Wasp will have a date with Clermont Auvergne and the winner of this one will face the winner of Munster and Toulouse in the quarters.

Bristol will face Bordeaux-Begles, a team they beat in 2020 in the Challenge Cup. The winners of this clash will face either Racing 92 or Edinburgh.

The rounds of 16 will be from April 2-4 with the quarter-finals is set for the weekend of April 9-11.

Champions Cup round of 16

Munster v Toulouse, Gloucester v La Rochelle, Wasps v Clermont Auvergne, Exeter v Lyon, Leinster v Toulon, Bordeaux-Begles v Bristol, Racing 92 v Edinburgh, Scarlets v Sale.

Champions Cup quarter-finals

Exeter or Lyon v Leinster or Toulon, Wasps or Clermont Auvergne v Munster or Toulouse, Gloucester or La Rochelle v Scarlets or Sale, Bordeaux-Begles or Bristol v Racing 92 or Edinburgh.

Challenge Cup round of 16

Dragons v Northampton, Ospreys v Newcastle, London Irish v Cardiff, Harlequins v Ulster, Benetton v Agen, Zebre v Bath, Leicester v Connacht, Montpellier v Glasgow.

Challenge Cup quarter-finals

Montpellier or Glasgow v Benetton or Agen, Dragons or Northampton v Harlequins or Ulster, Zebre or Bath v London Irish or Cardiff, Leicester or Connacht v Ospreys or Newcastle.

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