Reigning champions Munster will be in action in the first quarter-final in the 2006/07 Heineken Cup when they travel to Stradey Park to face Llanelli Scarlets on Friday, 30 March (kick-off 7.30pm).

It will be the first time the two teams have met in the tournament and the first time in three seasons that the Scarlets, who went through the Pool stages unbeaten, have made the last eight.

The game will be shown live on Sky Sports – as will all four quarter-finals over the weekend. Saturday, 31 March will see the 2004 champions London Wasps host Leinster at 5.45pm, while Sunday, 1 April will feature a double bill of Anglo-French clashes.

Current French champions Biarritz Olympique will be seeking to reach their fourth successive semi-final when they face the 2000 winners Northampton Saints at San Sebastien’s Estadio Anoeta. That game will kick-off at 2.00pm local time.

The quarter-final weekend will be completed at Welford Road, Leicester, where the Tigers entertain Stade Francais Paris at 3.30pm. Both Sunday fixtures are live on France Televisions and Sky Sports.

Following the draw earlier this week for the semi-finals, the winners of the game between Biarritz Olympique and Northampton Saints will meet the winners of the clash between London Wasps and Leinster.

Whichever team comes out on top in the Welford Road quarter-final between Leicester Tigers and Stade Francais Paris will face either Llanelli Scarlets or Munster in the last four.

The semi-finals will be played on the weekend of 21/22 April with the London 07 final being staged at Twickenham Stadium on Sunday, 20 May (kick-off 2.30pm). More than 48,000 tickets have already been sold for the 12th Heineken Cup final.


HEINEKEN CUP QUARTER-FINALS (All times are local)

Friday, 30 March     

Llanelli Scarlets v Munster                           19.30  Sky Sports

Saturday, 31 March 

London Wasps v Leinster                            17.45  Sky Sports

Sunday, 1 April      

Biarritz Olympique v Northampton Saints  14.00  France Televisions/Sky Sports                                                                 

Leicester Tigers v Stade Francais Paris     15.30  Sky Sports/ France Televisions

 

Additional TV details will be announced shortly.