It’s Heineken Cup quarter-final weekend, with Leinster the only Irish team left in the competition. We have all the info you need on how to watch Exeter v Leinster in the quarter-finals.
Where will Exeter v Leinster take place?
Leinster travel to Sandy Park in Exeter for the quarter-final tie.
When will Exeter v Leinster kick-off?
Exeter v Leinster kicks off at 5:30pm on Saturday April 10th.
How to watch the game in Ireland?
All the weekend’s Heineken Cup games are live on BT Sport, with coverage of Exeter v Leinster starting on BT Sport 2 at 5:15pm on Saturday.
How are Leinster’s chances looking?
Leinster had an unexpected week off last weekend, as their last-16 tie with Toulon was called off at the last moment after a positive COVID test. Given their hectic schedule, they may well have been grateful for the break before this game. Many of their players were part of the Ireland squad during the Six Nations, while they also recently won the Pro14 title for the fourth year in a row by defeating Munster comfortably in the final.
Exeter are arguably the hardest draw that could have met Leinster in the quarter-finals, as they are the defending Heineken Cup champions. They also claimed the English Premiership last season, though they sit 12 points off leaders Bristol this year. They qualified for the quarter-finals with a comfortable win over Lyon last weekend.
Are there any other games on?
Ulster are in Challenge Cup action this weekend, as they travel to Northampton on Saturday night. That game is also live on BT Sport 2, with kick-off at Franklin’s Gardens set for 8pm.
Despite the lack of Irish teams in the other Heineken Cup quarter-finals, there is at least Irish interest in two of the other games. La Rochelle and their head coach Ronan O’Gara host English side Sale Sharks on Saturday afternoon – that game is live on BT Sport 2 and Virgin Media, with a 3pm kick-off. Irishmen Donnacha Ryan and Simon Zebo could also feature for Racing 92 in their quarter-final against Bordeaux on Sunday at 12:30pm – also on BT Sport 2.