The Anglo-Welsh Sunday showdown between Newcastle Falcons and Cardiff Blues on 11 April will provide the climax to the Amlin Challenge Cup quarter-finals weekend.
ERC, the tournament organisers, today announced the dates, kick-off times and broadcast coverage for the ground-breaking matches in which three Heineken Cup Pool runners-up will contest the Amlin Challenge Cup quarter-finals with the tournament's five Pool winners.
The only match between two Amlin Challenge Cup teams - Connacht Rugby and Bourgoin - will launch the weekend's matches in Galway on Saturday, 10 April.
And British & Irish Lions outside halves Jonny Wilkinson and Stephen Jones could go head-to-head in the south of France on the Saturday night when Toulon take on the Scarlets at Stade Felix-Mayol.
The all-England match between London Wasps and Gloucester Rugby will be the first up on Sunday before quarter-final No 4 at Kingston Park Stadium.
AMLIN CHALLENGE CUP QUARTER-FINALS
(All kick-offs local time)
SATURDAY 10 APRIL
13.00 Connacht v Bourgoin - Eurosport
21.00 Toulon v Scarlets - FR4
SUNDAY 11 APRIL
14.00 London Wasps v Gloucester Rugby - Sky Sports
15.00 Newcastle Falcons v Cardiff Blues
As the countdown continues for RWC2015, Tournament Chief Executive Debbie Jevans visited the Millennium Stadium to discuss preparations for the eight matches and reveal the positive news that 100,000 tickets for games at the home of Welsh rugby have sold in the last seven days.
Jason Harries is targeting a first win on the World Series circuit this season with Wales. The series returns to action this weekend in Dubai where Harries is part of a team hoping to build from its efforts in round one in October.
Wales skipper Jevon Groves says his side have addressed a few points from Gold Coast and aim to 'hit the ground running' in the next two rounds of the World Series, kicking off with this weekend in Dubai before heading off to South Africa next week.
Wales Sevens manager Steff Thomas is hopeful his side can build from a quarter-final spot in the opening round of the World Series in Australia when his side take part in the forthcoming double header in Dubai and South Africa.