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Challenge Cup quarter-final date confirmed

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The European Challenge Cup quarter-final between Leicester Tigers and Castres Olympique has been confirmed as a 3.00pm kick-off on Sunday, September 20 at Welford Road.

This fixture was originally scheduled for early April before the coronavirus pandemic led to a suspension of sport across Europe.

Now tournament organisers EPCR have confirmed dates and times of the quarter-final ties in the Challenge Cup and Heineken Champions Cup.

Live television coverage of the Tigers-Castres clash is scheduled with BT Sport.

The winners of this game face Toulon or the Scarlets in the semi-final on the weekend after the quarter-finals. According to the draw for the knockout stages, if Tigers beat Castres, they will be away to Toulon or at home to Scarlets in the semi-finals, depending on the outcome of their encounter in the south of France.

Tigers have already been informed of the fixtures in the first four rounds of the Gallagher Premiership season when it resumes next month, with a trip to Exeter Chiefs on Saturday, August 15 followed by Bath Rugby and London Irish at Welford Road, then Gloucester away. Kick-off times and live TV selections for BT Sport and Channel 5 are still to be confirmed.

European calendar

Challenge Cup quarter-finals (All kick-offs local time)
Friday, September 18

QF4: Bristol Bears v Dragons (7.45pm) BT Sport / beIN SPORTS
Saturday, September 19
QF3: Bordeaux-Bègles v Edinburgh Rugby (1.30pm) beIN SPORTS / BT Sport
QF1: RC Toulon v Scarletsl (9.00pm) France 4 / beIN SPORTS / BT Sport / S4C
Sunday, September 20
QF2: Leicester Tigers
v Castres Olympique (3.00pm) BT Sport / beIN SPORTS

Semi-final 1 Winner of QF1, Toulon v Scarlets, will play the winner of QF2, Leicester Tigers v Castres Olympique
Semi-final 2 Winner of QF3, Bordeaux-Bègles v Edinburgh Rugby, will play the winner of QF4, Bristol Bears v Dragons
(Matches to be played on September 25/26/27)
Challenge Cup final: October 16/17/18 (venue tbc)

Heineken Champions Cup quarter-finals (all local times)
Saturday, September 19

QF1: Leinster Rugby v Saracens (3.00) BT Sport / beIN SPORTS
QF2: ASM Clermont Auvergne v Racing 92 (6.30) beIN SPORTS / BT Sport
Sunday, September 20
QF3: Toulouse v Ulster Rugby (1.30) France 2 / beIN SPORTS / BT Sport / Channel 4 / Virgin Media
QF4: Exeter Chiefs v Northampton Saints (5.30) BT Sport / beIN SPORTS
Semi-final 1 Winner of QF1, Leinster Rugby v Saracens, will play the winner of QF2, ASM Clermont Auvergne v Racing 92
Semi-final 2 Winner of QF3, Toulouse v Ulster Rugby, will play the winner of QF4, Exeter Chiefs v Northampton Saints
(Matches to be played on September 25/26/27)
Heineken Champions Cup final: October 16/17/18 (venue tbc)