Pool stage rivals set to clash in last eight of the Challenge Cup

Pool stage rivals set to clash in last eight of the Challenge Cup

RC Toulon and Scarlets will do battle for a third time this season with the two sides set to meet in the European Rugby Challenge Cup quarter-finals.


Top seed Toulon have reached the last eight courtesy of a pool stage campaign that has yielded 28 points with wins over the Welsh region both home and away. Scarlets needed a 33-14 bonus point win over London Irish in Round 6 to secure their spot in the quarter-finals. 

Bristol Bears secured 26 points in topping Pool 4 and will host Dragons at Ashton Gate while fellow pool stage rivals Bordeaux-Bègles and Edinburgh Rugby meet for a third time, with the match being held at Stade Chaban-Delmas. 


And the winners of Pool 1 and Pool 5 will meet in the last eight as two-time European Cup winners Leicester Tigers host Castres Olympique at Welford Road.

The quarter-final matches to be played on 3/4/5 April are as follows: 


QF 1: RC Toulon v Scarlets, Stade Félix Mayol 

QF 2: Leicester Tigers v Castres Olympique, Welford Road 

QF 3: Bordeaux-Bègles v Edinburgh Rugby, Stade Chaban-Delmas 

QF 4: Bristol Bears v Dragons, Ashton Gate Stadium 

NB The exact dates, venues and kick-off times for the matches will be announced towards the end of next week. 

Semi-finals: 1/2/3 May 2020 

2020 finals – Stade de Marseille
Challenge Cup final – Friday 22 May
Heineken Champions Cup final – Saturday 23 May

via EPCRugby.com

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