Heineken Cup Round 3 – How to watch every game live on BT Sport

The Heineken Champions Cup is full steam ahead this weekend after it was confirmed that clubs and match officials will receive exemptions from Covid travel restrictions in France.

The first two weekends of the competition have been affected by postponements involving Premiership and Top 14 sides, but round three is expected to go ahead as planned – with no shortage of tantalizing matches in store.

With European rugby back on the menu, we’re previewing every third round game, with all 12 games available to watch exclusively live on BT Sport.

Read on for all the information on the matches taking place in the third round, as well as team news and live stream details.

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Cardiff 33-36 Harlequins

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Marcus Smith scored 10 late points to lead Harlequins to the Champions Cup round of 16 after the lead changed hands several times in a thrilling contest at Cardiff Arms Park.

Castres 13-16 Munster

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Munster qualified for the Champions Cup knockout stage after a late try from Gavin Coombes at Castres.

Wasps 30-22 Toulouse

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10-man Wasps picked up a stunning victory over defending champions Toulouse at the Coventry Building Society Arena.

Biyi Alo, Brad Shields and man of the match Alfie Barbeary all scored on a day that will live long in the memory of everyone associated with the club.

The remarkable win came despite Jacob Umaga’s red card in the 33rd minute, his second in as many months.

Ospreys 10-25 Race 92

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A fiery Ospreys came up short against French giants Racing 92 on Saturday afternoon in Swansea.

Without Alun Wyn Jones, George North, Justin Tipuric and Dan Lydiate, the Welsh side led at half-time but Racing came from behind to deal a blow to the hosts’ European hopes.

Virimi Vakatawa and Teddy Thomas both scored as the visitors found other gear to retain top spot in Pool A, while the Ospreys are bottom.

Connacht 28-29 Leicester Tigers

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Premiership leaders Leicester secured a dramatic win over Connacht with a final try from Hosea Saumaki.

The visitors, who qualified for the last 16 with the win, came back from 28-10 down to claim a remarkable victory in a convincing game.

Connacht scored four tries and Leicester five as the two sides traded blows, but in the end it was the Tigers who emerged victorious in a memorable encounter.

Exeter 52-17 Glasgow

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Exeter went wild for revenge against Glasgow in the Champions Cup at Sandy Park.

Winger Tom O’Flaherty scored a hat-trick and Sam Simmonds netted two as the Devon side banished memories of a 22-7 defeat in the second leg a month ago.

Both teams can still qualify with a pool game to play.

La Rochelle 39-21 Bath

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Bath fought back 20-0 but it wasn’t enough to avoid defeat to runners-up La Rochelle last season.

The Premiership side faced a heavy defeat after Ronan O’Gara’s side took an early lead but they responded admirably, scoring three tries in six minutes.

La Rochelle held on and are well placed in Pool A with two out of three wins, while Bath are outside the last 16 places.

Bristol Bears 28-17 Stade Francais

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Bristol finally kicked off their Champions Cup campaign with victory over Stade Français at Ashton Gate.

Piers O’Conor crossed twice for the hosts and scrum-half Harry Randall impressed days before Eddie Jones named his Six Nations squad.

It was a comfortable win for the Bears who advanced to the last 16 after the bonus point victory.

Leinster 89-7 Montpellier

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Leinster crushed Montpellier at the RDS Arena, scoring 13 tries, Jack Conan, Josh van der Flier and Dan Sheehan each getting two.

Northampton Saints 20-24 Ulster

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Two tries from match star Mike Lowry proved the difference at Franklin’s Gardens as Ulster progressed to the Champions Cup knockout stage.

Bordeaux-Bègles vs Scarlets – 3 p.m., BT Sport 3HD

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French giants Bordeaux will be desperate to stand out when they host the Scarlets on Sunday afternoon.

Earlier this week EPCR confirmed that the second round match between the two sides, which was postponed last month, has now been called off, with two match points awarded to each club as they prepare to lock the horns on the ground this weekend.

It’s a daunting task for the Welsh region with Bordeaux top of the French league standings, nine points clear of the reigning Top 14 and European champions Toulouse.

Their first-round loss to Leicester Tigers aside, the French outfit have been in imperious form, beating Brive, Biarritz, Toulouse and Racing in their last four league matches.

Can the in-form Frenchman step into the picture with their first win of the campaign, or will the Scarlets manage to upend all but end Bordeaux’s European dream?

Clermont vs. Sale Sharks – 5:15 p.m., BT Sport 2HD

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Two clubs aspiring to reach the round of 16 conclude our coverage of the Heineken Champions Cup on Sunday as Clermont and Sale face off at the Colosseum that is Stade Marcel-Michelin.

It’s an unmissable fixture for the Men in Yellow, who suffered a shock home defeat to Pool A rivals Ulster on the opening weekend.

For Sale, it’s another chance to prove they have the credentials to challenge for silverware this season after a disappointing performance against Bristol Bears in the league.

The Salford side sit third in Pool A behind Racing and Ulster but know they need to produce a marked improvement on their recent league form to stay in the hunt for Europe’s last 16 .