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Saints’ Challenge Cup Round of 16 clash confirmed

After last week’s draw saw Northampton Saints pitted against Dragons in the European Challenge Cup Round of 16, EPCR have today confirmed the fixture dates and times for the first knock-out stage of the competition.

Saints moved into the Challenge Cup following EPCR’s revision of the tournament schedule, and now Chris Boyd’s men will head to Rodney Parade on Saturday 3 April (kick-off 5.30pm) as the European tournament gets back underway. 

The men in Black, Green and Gold will then face either Harlequins or Ulster should they progress through to the quarter-final stage; the next leg of the knock-out games will take place on 9/10/11 April, with exact dates and kick-off times to be confirmed after the conclusion of the Round of 16 games. 

Full details of fixtures for both the European Challenge Cup and Heineken Champions Cup games can be found at epcrugby.com.

ROUND OF 16 (All kick-off times are local)

Friday 2 April
Zebre Rugby Club v Bath Rugby – Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi (16.00) – Sky Italia / BT Sport
London Irish v Cardiff Blues – Brentford Community Stadium (17.30) – BT Sport
Montpellier v Glasgow Warriors – GGL Stadium (21.00) – FR 4 / beIN SPORTS / BT Sport

Saturday 3 April
Benetton Rugby v Agen – Stadio Comunale di Monigo (16.00) – Sky Italia / beIN SPORTS / BT Sport
Ospreys v Newcastle Falcons – Liberty Stadium (15.00) – S4C / BT Sport
Dragons v Northampton Saints – Rodney Parade (17.30) – S4C / BT Sport
Leicester Tigers v Connacht Rugby – Mattioli Woods Welford Road (20.00) – BT Sport

Sunday 4 April
Harlequins v Ulster Rugby – The Twickenham Stoop (20.00) – BT Sport 

QUARTER-FINALS (Weekend of 9/10/11 April – first-named winners at home)

Montpellier/Glasgow Warriors v Benetton/Agen
Dragons/Northampton Saints v Harlequins/Ulster
Zebre/Bath v London Irish/Cardiff Blues 
Leicester Tigers/Connacht v Ospreys/Newcastle Falcons

Semi-finals: 30 April – 1/2 May
Challenge Cup final: Friday 21 May