DHL Stormers host Harlequins in DHL Stadium knock-out

PUBLISHED: January 23, 2023

The DHL Stormers will face English Premiership outfit Harlequins in their Heineken Champions Cup Round of 16 match at DHL Stadium.

Having finished third in their pool with three bonus point wins and 15 points, the DHL Stormers will host the knock-out game on the weekend of 31 March 1/2 April.

The exact dates and kick-off times of the Round of 16 fixtures will be announced as soon possible.

Should they win their Round of 16 match, the DHL Stormers will then go on to face either Exeter Chiefs (away) or Montpellier (home) in a quarterfinal the following week.

The Cell C Sharks also finished third in their pool and will host Munster in Durban in the net round, while the Vodacom Bulls will have to travel to France to face Toulouse.

Harlequins beat both the Cell C Sharks and Racing Metro at home and came one points shor in Paris and eight points down in Durban in their pool matches.


Round of 16 – 31 March-1/2 April
R16 1: Leinster Rugby v Ulster Rugby
R16 2: Exeter Chiefs v Montpellier Hérault Rugby
R16 3: Cell C Sharks v Munster Rugby
R16 4: Saracens v Ospreys
R16 5: Leicester Tigers v Edinburgh Rugby
R16 6: DHL Stormers v Harlequins
R16 7: Stade Toulousain v Vodacom Bulls
R16 8: Stade Rochelais v Gloucester Rugby
NB The four highest-ranked clubs in each pool have home advantage

Quarter-finals – 7/8/9 April
QF 1: Winner R16 1 v Winner R16 5
QF 2: Winner R16 7 v Winner R16 3
QF 3: Winner R16 2 v Winner R16 6
QF 4: Winner R16 8 v Winner R16 4
NB The highest-ranked clubs from the pool stage will have home advantage

Semi-finals – 28/29/30 April
SF 1: Winner QF 1 v Winner QF 2
SF 2: Winner QF 3 v Winner QF 4
NB The matches will be played in Europe and the highest-ranked clubs from the pool stage will have home country advantage

2023 Heineken Champions Cup final:
Saturday 20 May; Aviva Stadium, Dublin