The dates and kick-off times for the decisive Rounds 5 and 6 fixtures in the European Rugby Challenge Cup have been announced by EPCR today.

With the five pool winners and three best runners-up set to book their places in the quarter-finals of both tournaments, the January matches are certain to generate even more than the customary high tension and drama associated with elite European club rugby.

On Saturday January 16th, the Connacht team will be in France to play Brive at Stade Amédée-Domenech at a kick off time of 8:45pm.

Seven days later on Saturday January 23rd and in the final round of the pool stages, Pat Lam’s men will welcome Russian side Enisei-STM to the Sportsground for a 3pm kick off. Tickets for the Challenge Cup clash are available online here.




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