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 on Sunday January 22nd Kick Off 2pm.
The Championship 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.
Cornish Pirates vs. Nottingham Rugby
Ulster vs. Munster A
Leinster A vs. Pontypridd
Cross Keys vs. Llanelli
All matches to be played w/e 20th January
The British & Irish Cup Quarter Final Draw is determined as follows:
5.2.2 The 6 Pool winners shall be ranked 1-6 and the runners up shall then be ranked 7-12, in each case based on their playing record in the Pool Stages using 5.2.1 (a)-(j).
Those teams ranked 1-8 shall proceed to the quarter final.
5.3.3 The draw for the quarter-final Matches shall be made from the teams ranked 1-8 as set out in Regulation 5.2.2.
Those teams ranked 1-4 in accordance with 5.2.2 will have the home advantage.
The draw will be organised by the Committee and will ensure that there are no fixtures that replicate the pool matches.