European Professional Club Rugby | Excitement is building with the return of the Champions Cup!

The 2021/2022 Champions Cup knockout stage will begin this weekend with the first leg of the Round of 16. Attractive matches are being hosted in the programme.

As usual, all matches in France will be broadcast on beIN Sports, while France 2 will feature two posters on Saturday and Sunday. The Round of 16 began on Friday night with a thrilling encounter between the two Irish provinces:onnacht rugby welcomes Leinster Rugby to the playing field at 9.00 pm as Leo Cullen’s side aim for a fifth European title.

Five games will be played on Saturday, starting with an all-English game between Sail Sharks and Bristol Bears. A meeting was offered for free on Channel 4 in the United Kingdom and is also available on Virgin Media at 2pm. At the same time in France, Union Bordeaux-Bégles and Stade Rochelles will face off at the Stade Chaban-Delmas, which promises to be an exciting clash.

Defending champions Stade Toulouse will play their 16th round against Ulster Rugby at 4:15 pm as the two teams face off on the European stage for the 12th time. At 6.30 pm, the Exeter Chiefs host Munster Rugby at Sandy Park in a duel of the former champions, Exeter being crowned in 2020, while Munster lifted the trophy in 2006 and 2008. Also at 6.30 pm, Stade Français Paris and Racing 92 will each challenge. At the other Stade Jean-Bouin, a week after the meeting of the two teams in the top 14. Racing 92 finished top of Pool A, with four wins out of four, and will be eager to confirm their current form in the knockout stage.

The two matches will finally headline on Sunday with Montpellier Hérault Rugby and ASM Clermont Auvergne hosting the Harlequins and Leicester Tigers respectively. MHR host Queens seek their first ever Champions Cup title as Gallagher Premiership champions at 2 pm at the GGL Stadium. For their part, Leicester, who dominated in Pool B, will travel to the Stade Marseille-Michelin to face the final match of the weekend at 4:15 pm ASM.

  • Get Here Schedule of the knockout stages of the Champions Cup!

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