European Professional Club Rugby has confirmed that the Heineken Champions Cup quarter-finals will proceed "as scheduled" on the first weekend of April.

It comes after the Six Nations confirmed that its final round of fixtures will be postponed in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

Leinster and Ulster are in last-eight action against Saracens and Toulouse respectively when the tournament resumes after the Six Nations.

Leinster host Saracens on 4 April at the Aviva Stadium, before Ulster travel to face Toulouse the following day at the Stade Municipal.

But the EPCR has indicated that the set of quarter-finals in the Heineken Champions Cup and the Challenge Cup will go ahead as planned, pending instructions from government and relevant stakeholders stakeholders in the interim period.

"It is currently envisaged that the Heineken Champions Cup and European Rugby Challenge Cup quarter-final matches will go ahead as scheduled on the weekend of 3/4/5 April," the organisation said in a statement.

"EPCR intends to complete all eight fixtures and will continue to monitor developments while liaising with the relevant league and union bodies, as well as governments and local authorities.

"EPCR is fully supportive of any preventative measures that might be required in the interests of overall public health in relation to Covid-19 and will respect instructions provided by authorities."