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CONFIRMED: Munster receive Heineken Champions Cup Round of 16 home tie

Munster will have home advantage in the Heineken Champions Cup Round of 16 when action resumes in April.

The Champions Cup and Challenge Cup will resume with Round of 16 matches on Easter weekend, April 2-4, and the knockout stages will continue with quarter-finals, semi-finals and the final in Marseille.

Munster will learn their opponents when the draw is conducted on March 9.

Regarding the Heineken Champions Cup, the eight highest-ranked clubs in Pool A and the eight highest-ranked clubs in Pool B at the time of the suspension of the tournament have qualified for the Round of 16.

Clubs from the same league cannot be drawn against one another, however, clubs from either pool can be drawn against one another.

Leinster and Munster have reached the Round of 16 in the Heineken Champions Cup while Ulster and Connacht will now compete in the Challenge Cup.

It has also been agreed that open draws will take place to determine the quarter-finals in both the Heineken Champions Cup and Challenge Cup, allowing for the possibility of matches between clubs from the same league.

The draws for the quarter-finals will take place immediately after the Rounds of 16 draws on Tuesday, March 9. Further details regarding the event will be communicated early next month.

In January, rounds three and four of the pool stages were cancelled as a result of concern in France at growing Covid-19 case numbers in Britain and Ireland.

Heineken Champions Cup – Racing 92, Leinster Rugby, Wasps, Bordeaux-Bègles, Munster Rugby, Lyon, Toulouse, La Rochelle, Scarlets, ASM Clermont Auvergne, Bristol Bears, Exeter Chiefs, Edinburgh Rugby, Gloucester Rugby, RC Toulon, Sale Sharks

NB Racing 92, Leinster, Wasps, Bordeaux-Bègles and Munster are guaranteed home matches in the Round of 16

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