England’s Dave Pearson will officiate defending champions Leinster’s Heineken Cup Quarter Final against ASM Clermont Auvergne under the RDS floodlights on Friday, 9th April (KO: 8pm)…

The first of the Saturday action will be refereed by George Clancy (Ireland) who takes charge of the Biarritz Olympique-Ospreys game in the Spanish city of San Sebastian.

Nigel Owens of Wales will handle the clash of two former champions, Munster and Northampton Saints, at Thomond Park, and Alan Lewis (Ireland) will referee the all-French quarter-final between Toulouse and Stade Francais at Le Stadium on Sunday, 11 April.

(All Kick-Offs LOCAL Time)

FRIDAY, 9 APRIL 2010: 

20.00 Leinster v ASM Clermont Auvergne – RDS (Dublin) – Referee: Dave Pearson (E), No 1 Touch Judge: Wayne Barnes (E) – Sky Sports / Canal+Sport / Sky Italia/ RTE*


16.00 Biarritz Olympique v Ospreys – Estadio Anoeta (San Sebastian) – Referee: George Clancy (I), No 1 Touch Judge: Chris White (E) – FR 2 / Sky Sports / Sky Italia/ S4C*
17.30 Munster v Northampton Saints – Thomond Park (Limerick) – Referee: Nigel Owens (W), No 1 Touch Judge: Romain Poite (F) – Sky Sports / Sport + / Sky Italia/ RTE*

SUNDAY, 11 APRIL 2010:

17.30 Toulouse v Stade Français Paris – Le Stadium (Toulouse) – Referee: Alan Lewis (I), No 1 Touch Judge: Alain Rolland (I) – FR 2 / Sky Sports / Sky Italia


(To be played 1 / 2 May) 

The winner of the first named quarter-final in each pairing will have home country advantage. 

Semi-final 1: Toulouse or Stade Français Paris v Leinster or ASM Clermont Auvergne
Semi-final 2: Biarritz Olympique or Ospreys v Munster or Northampton Saints