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British & Irish Cup quarter-final draw

19 December 2011

  • 3 Welsh, 3 Irish and 2 English clubs makes up quarter-finals
  • Cross Keys secure place in knock-out stages in debut competition year

Both Cornish Pirates and Cross Keys secured their path through to the B&I Cup quarter-finals

Image: Brian Tempest

Following the conclusion of the pool stages, the British & Irish Cup 2011-12 quarter finals have been confirmed.

2009-10 winners Cornish Pirates will welcome fellow RFU Championship side Nottingham Rugby to The Mennaye for an all-English tie in January.

The English quarter finalists are two of only four clubs – along with Leinster A and Ulster – who recorded four straight wins in the pool stages.

The Green & Whites finished Pool 6 a single point behind the Northern Irish men, who will take home advantage in their crunch game against Munster A in the New Year.

Leinster A are the third Irish side to push through to the quarter finals and will host Welsh Principality Premiership outfit Pontypridd, who finished top of their group with wins over Leeds Carnegie and Swansea.

In the fourth quarter final Llanelli travel to Cross Keys, the home side securing their path to the knock-out stages in their debut year in the competition.

2011-12 British & Irish Cup Quarter-finals

Cornish Pirates vs. Nottingham Rugby
Ulster vs. Munster A
Leinster A vs. Pontypridd
Cross Keys vs. Llanelli

All matches to be played w/e January 20.


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