Champions Cup knockouts an Anglo-French affair


Saracens head into the Champions Cup quarterfinals as top seeds and will host Northampton Saints in the final eight while reigning champions Toulon travel to Racing 92.

The matches will be played across the weekend of April 8/9/10 and will be an Anglo-French affair with no sides from the Guinness PRO12 qualifying. The semifinal draw also means an English club is guaranteed to have a spot in the final.

Saracens, who finished the pool stage with six wins from six, go in as top seeds and will host the Saints while Leicester Tigers will also have home advantage and face Stade Francais. Toulon, who have won three European titles on the bounce, travel to Dan Carter's Racing 92 while Wasps will play Exeter Chiefs at their Ricoh Arena.

The draw for the semifinals sees the winner of Saracens' match against Northampton play the victorious side from Wasps' game against Exeter meaning one of those four Aviva Premiership clubs will be in the final.