United Rugby Championship quarter-finals pairings

The Vodacom United Rugby Championship quarter-finals, featuring three South African teams, are set to take place on Friday, May 5, and Saturday, May 6.

The playoffs will kick off in Belfast with Ulster (2) hosting an Irish derby against Connacht (7) at Kingspan Stadium on May 5 at 20h35 SA time.

On May 6, defending champions DHL Stormers (3) will play against the Vodacom Bulls (6) in Cape Town at 15h30 SA time, while Leinster (1) will take on the Cell C Sharks (8) at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin at 18h00 SA time.

The quarter-finals will conclude in Scotland, where Glasgow Warriors (4) will face Munster (5) at Scotstoun Stadium at 20h35 SA time.

All the games will be broadcast live on SuperSport (South Africa), ViaPlay (UK), Premier Sports, (both Rep of Ireland), and RTÉ and TG4 will split coverage in Rep of Ireland.

The semi-finals will be played on the weekend of May 12/13. The winner of QF1 will play the winner of QF4, and the winner of QF2 will play the winner of QF3.

In a new development, the teams with the highest seeding in each semi-final will have home venue rights, unlike the previous season where the winners of QF1 and QF2 were guaranteed home draws, regardless of their ranking.

The semi-final winners will compete in the Vodacom United Rugby Championship Grand Final on May 27 at the venue of the highest-ranked team that qualified for the final.

Vodacom URC quarter-finals:

Friday 5 May:

Quarter-Final 2: Ulster (2) v Connacht (7)
Venue: Kingspan Stadium, Belfast
SA Time: 20h35

Saturday, 6 May:

Quarter-Final 3: DHL Stormers (3) v Vodacom Bulls (6)
Venue: DHL Stadium, Cape Town
SA Time: 15h30 SA

Quarter-Final 1: Leinster (1) v Cell C Sharks (8)
Venue: Aviva Stadium, Dublin
SA Ttime: 18h00

Quarter-Final 4: Glasgow Warriors (4) v Munster (5)
Venue: Scotstoun Stadium, Glasgow
SA Time: 20h35


SF1: Leinster (1) / Cell C Sharks (8) v Glasgow Warriors (4) / Munster (5)

SF2: Ulster (2) / Connacht (7) v DHL Stormers (3) / Vodacom Bulls (6)

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