The date and kick off time for Connacht’s Challenge Cup quarter final game away to Gloucester Rugby has been set for Friday April 3rd at 19:45 at Kingsholm Stadium.

Pat Lam’s men will have a home semi-final in their sights as they look to topple the Challenge Cup top seeds who had a 100% winning record in the pool stages of the competition, bagging a total of 29 points out of a possible 30.

The two teams last met competitively in the Heineken Cup in December 2011 when Premiership side won both encounters, but the two games were hard fought with little to choose between the two sides. This fixture should be equally as exciting.

All eight of EPCR’s quarter-finals will be broadcast live with the coverage shared by BT Sport, Sky Sports, beIN Sports and France Télévisions. Gloucester v Connacht will be shown live on Sky Sports and beIN Sports.

Tickets for Gloucester v Connacht can be purchased from the Gloucester Rugby site here.

European Rugby Challenge Cup quarter-finals

Friday 3 April

Gloucester Rugby v Connacht Rugby, Kingsholm Stadium (19.45) Sky Sports, beIN Sports

Saturday 4 April

Newport Gwent Dragons v Cardiff Blues, Rodney Parade (12.45) BT Sport, beIN Sports

Exeter Chiefs v Newcastle Falcons, Sandy Park Stadium (20.00) Sky Sports, beIN Sports

Sunday 5 April

London Irish v Edinburgh Rugby, Madejski Stadium (17.45) BT Sport, FR4, beIN Sports

Semi-final 1: Gloucester Rugby or Connacht Rugby v Exeter Chiefs or Newcastle Falcons

Semi-final 2: London Irish or Edinburgh Rugby v Newport Gwent Dragons or Cardiff Blues

(Matches to be played on 17/18/19 April)

Challenge Cup final: Friday 1 May, The Twickenham Stoop (19.45)


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