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Cardiff Blues to play Leinster in Dublin in Heineken Cup quarter final

22nd January 2012

Following their victory over Racing Metro, Cardiff Blues will now face Leinster in the Heineken Cup quarter finals.

The Blues were piped at the post with Edinburgh scoring a late bonus point try to clinch fourth seeds in quarter finals. The Blues finished seventh seeds which means they face second seeded Leinster in Dublin, with the match being played on the weekend of the 6/7/8 of April

The qualifiers and their rankings for the Heineken Cup quarter-finals are:

1 Munster Rugby
2 Leinster Rugby
3 Edinburgh Rugby
4 Saracens
5 ASM Clermont Auvergne
6 Toulouse
7 Cardiff Blues (Best Pool runner-up)
8 Ulster Rugby (Second best Pool runner-up)

The quarter-final matches, to be played the weekend of 6 / 7 / 8 April, will be:

(1) Munster Rugby v Ulster Rugby (8)
(2) Leinster Rugby v Cardiff Blues (7)
(3) Edinburgh Rugby v Toulouse (6)
(4) Saracens v ASM Clermont Auvergne (5)

The three Heineken Cup Pool runners-up who have qualified for the Amlin Challenge Cup 2011/12 quarter-finals are:

1 Biarritz Olympique (Third best Pool runner-up)
2 Harlequins (Fourth best Pool runner-up)
3 Scarlets (Fifth best Pool runner-up)

(To be played 28 / 29 April)

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

Semi-final 1: Saracens or ASM Clermont Auvergne v Leinster Rugby or Cardiff Blues
Semi-final 2: Munster Rugby or Ulster Rugby v Edinburgh Rugby or Toulouse