After a mid-season change of format, and a COVID-enforced long-term break, the Heineken Champions Cup and Challenge Cup are finally back this weekend with the last 16 games. All four Irish provinces are in action, and we have all the information on how to watch these huge games.
Munster are once again in the knockout stages of Europe’s premier rugby competition – and their last 16 tie is a mouth-watering one, to say the least, as they face French side Toulouse.
Where will Munster v Toulouse take place?
Munster host Toulouse at Thomond Park in Limerick. The game will be played behind closed doors.
What time is Munster v Toulouse?
Munster v Toulouse kicks off at 3pm on Saturday April 3rd.
How to watch the game in Ireland?
All the weekend’s Heineken Cup games are live on BT Sport, with coverage of Munster v Toulouse starting on BT Sport 3 at 2:45pm on Saturday.
How are Munster’s chances looking?
Munster were on the losing end of Saturday’s Pro14 final after a woefully disappointing performance against Leinster. Their form throughout the regular season of the Pro14 had been excellent, and their European results this year have been encouraging, with a spectacular win away at Clermont in December the highlight of their season so far.
Their opponents are a frightful proposition, however. Many now view Toulouse scrumhalf Antoine Dupont as the best player in the world after a fantastic Six Nations with France, while the French side will be hoping to also have all-star out-half Romain Ntamack available on Saturday. The four-times Heineken Cup winners sit top of the Top 14 in France.
The two sides met in the 2008 Heineken Cup final in Cardiff, with Munster winning 16-13 to take their second title.
Are there any other games on?
All four Irish provinces are in action across the Heineken and Challenge Cups this weekend, with all of the games like on BT Sport 3 over the course of the weekend.