Upgrade to BT Sport

To view this content you need to upgrade your subscription from BT Sport Lite to BT Sport Pack.

Click here to get BT Sport now

Ugo Monye's Champions Cup quarter-final preview: Four players to watch and tip to lift the trophy

The Heineken Champions Cup returns this weekend with a mouth-watering quarter-final line-up. With four heavyweight clashes in store, BTSport.com sat down with pundit Ugo Monye to preview the action.

The Heineken Champions Cup returns with a bang this weekend with four huge quarter-final ties to look forward to exclusively live on BT Sport.

With the eight teams left in the competition boasting a total of 13 European Cup titles between them, it's set to be a truly titanic weekend of knockout rugby, with all four games coming your way on BT Sport 3 HD.

Join now to watch every Heineken Champions Cup game exclusively live on BT Sport

The entertainment begins on Saturday with a triple header of European action. It all kicks off at midday when two-time winners Munster play Edinburgh at the BT Murrayfield Stadium.

Straight after that, Premiership champions Saracens meet Glasgow Warriors for the third time this season as Mark McCall's side continue their quest to become England's most successful club in Europe by winning a third Champions Cup trophy.

Saturday's action comes to a close with an all-Irish clash at the Aviva Stadium as four-time winners Leinster look to defend their crown, with Ulster hoping to cause an upset in Dublin.

The complete semi-final line up will be confirmed late on Sunday afternoon when a star-studded Racing 92 go toe-to-toe with Top 14 rivals Toulouse in Paris.

Ahead of another thrilling weekend of rugby on BT Sport, we sat down with ex-Harlequins and England winger Ugo Monye to get his insight on the players to watch in each game.

Edinburgh v Munster (Saturday, 12pm - BT Sport 3): Bill Mata

"Bill Mata at number 8 has been at the epicentre of everything good attacking wise for Edinburgh, combining high work-rate with genuine quality.

"He's a bulldozing carrier with devastating off-loading ability.

"His off-load in round five set up the try of the tournament so far."

Saracens v Glasgow (Saturday, 3pm - BT Sport 3): Liam Williams

"Fresh from a Grand Slam-winning campaign for Wales where he was, in my opinion, the best full-back in the tournament.

"Cutting edge in attack and ultra-reliable in defence.

"He will enjoy the firm pitch at Allianz Park in what will be another ferocious encounter between these two sides.

"With Sarries clear favourites, Williams will be hungry for more silverware."

Leinster v Ulster (Saturday, 5.30pm - BT Sport 3): Johnny Sexton

"It's a home tie for Leinster so all eyes will be on their captain, Johnny Sexton.

"It was a frustrating Six Nations for him and his country but he will be looking to help steer his team to another home semi-final."

Racing v Toulouse (Sunday, 2.45pm - BT Sport 3): Finn Russell

"He is operating as one of the best fly-halves on the planet right now.

"If anyone saw his performance in the second half at Twickenham a couple of weeks ago in the Six Nations then they’ll know he’s more than just a box of tricks.

"That day he showed maturity, leadership and a never-say-die attitude which will be very much needed as Racing look to win their first European title having been beaten finalists for two of the last three years."

Champions Cup winners: Saracens

"They’ll lean upon home comforts in the quarter-finals and semi-finals, presuming they make it that far.

"They had to learn some harsh lessons last season and they will be a better side for it. Plus, any team housing the Vunipola brothers is never a bad shout!"

Challenge Cup winners: Clermont Auvergne

"The best team to have never won the European Cup will be desperate for silverware in the Challenge Cup."

BT Sport is the only place to watch every single minute of the Heineken Champions Cup. If you're not already a customer, find out how we can get you set up in 15 minutes.

Rugby Tonight On Tour: Episode 20

Rugby Tonight On Tour: Episode 20

Rugby Tonight On Tour: Episode 20

Rugby Tonight On Tour: Episode 20

Rugby Tonight On Tour: Episode 20

Rugby Tonight On Tour: Episode 20

This week's Rugby Tonight on tour features BT Sport's very own Ben Kay. The Leicester and En...

This week's Rugby Tonight on tour features BT Sport's very own Ben Kay. The Leicester and England legend joins Martin Ba...

This week's Rugby Tonight on tour features BT Sport's very own Ben Kay. The Leicester and Engl...

This week's Rugby Tonight on tour features BT Sport's very own Ben Kay. The Leicester and England legend joins Martin Bayfield to talk through his illustrious career.

This week's Rugby Tonight on tour features BT Sport's very own Ben Kay. The Leicester and England legend joins Martin Bayfield to talk through his illustrious career.

This week's Rugby Tonight on tour features BT Sport's very own Ben Kay. The Leicester and England legend joins Martin Bayfield to talk through his illustrious career.

    Rugby Union Listings