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Leicester vs Leinster live stream and how to watch 2021/22 Heineken Cup quarter final online

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Leicester will be hoping to upset the odds when they lock horns with Leinster, Ireland's most successful rugby team, in this Saturday's Heineken Cup quarter-final (5.30pm BST). Can the Tigers pull off a miracle? Make sure you know how to watch a Leicester vs Leinster live stream from where you are.

US fans can get a Leicester vs Leinster live stream on Peacock for only $4.99 (opens in new tab) a month. Aussie viewers can watch with a Kayo Sports 14-day free trial (opens in new tab). Either way, you'll need to use a VPN (opens in new tab) to access your local streaming service from overseas. 

Leicester vs Leinster live stream

Date: Saturday 7th May 2022

Kick off: 5.30pm BST / 12.30am ET / 2.30am AEST (Sun)

Free stream: Kayo Sports 14-day trial (opens in new tab) (Australia)

Watch anywhere: Try ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) (opens in new tab)risk-free today

US stream: Peacock (opens in new tab) ($4.99/month) 

UK/IRE stream: BT Sport Monthly Pass (opens in new tab)

The early team news is in and Leo Cullen's Leinster will be at full strength for Saturday's quarter-final against the Tigers. Rónan Kelleher returns from a shoulder injury while James Ryan gets his first start since suffering a concussion in the Six Nations in March.

"James is such a key guy for us over the last number of years, for Leinster and Ireland," said Cullen. "We could have pushed him for those Connacht games earlier but he's been working away, training for the last four or five weeks, so he should be good to go. We're excited to see him back out there."

As for underdogs Leicester, they'll have to fight fire with fire if they're to have any hope of making it to next weekend's 2021/22 Heineken Cup semi-finals. The good news for Tigers fans? Ollie Chessum and George Martin have both returned to squad, alongside 6ft 5 Freddie Steward, one of the safest pairs of hands in rugby.

Can Leicester shock Leinster at Welford Road? Make sure you know to watch a Leicester vs Leinster live stream from where you are.

Free Leicester vs Leinster live stream 

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Aussies can watch Leicester vs Leinster live on Kayo Sports. The streaming service offers new users a 14-day free trial (opens in new tab) (cancel anytime).

Meanwhile, lucky US fans can stream the Champions Cup – including Leicester vs Leinster – on Peacock (opens in new tab) for only $4.99 a month.

Remember: If you're away from home, you'll need to use a VPN (opens in new tab) to watch your local stream from where you are. We recommend ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) as it comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee.

Watch a Leicester vs Leinster live stream from abroad using a VPN

Even if you have subscribed to the relevant Leicester vs Leinster rights holders, you won't be able to access them when outside your own country. The service will know your location based on your IP address, and will automatically block your access. 

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) helps you get around this obstacle. VPNs are a doddle to use and create a private connection between your device and the internet. All the information passing back and forth is entirely encrypted.

There are many VPN providers out there, with some more reliable and safe than others. As a rule, we’d suggest a paid-for service such as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) which offers a 100 per cent risk-free money back guarantee. If you're not happy with the service any time within the first 30-days, then you can cancel with no penalties at all.

Try ExpressVPN risk-free for 30 days (opens in new tab)
ExpressVPN offers a 30-day money back guarantee with its VPN service. You can use it to watch on your mobile, tablet, laptop, TV, games console and more. There's 24/7 customer support and three months free when you sign-up. Try it – you'll be surprised how simple it is.

Using a VPN is incredibly simple:

1. Install the VPN of your choice. ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) is the one we recommend.

2. Open up the VPN app and choose the location of the service you wish to access. For Champions Cup rugby, you may wish to choose 'USA' for Peacock, or 'Australia' for Kayo Sports.

3. Then head over to Peacock (opens in new tab) or Kayo Sports on your browser or device and enjoy the Leicester vs Leinster live stream.

UK: Leicester vs Leinster live stream

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BT Sport has the rights to show 2021/22 European Rugby Champions Cup games - including Leicester vs Leinster – in the UK. 

Existing BT customers can upgrade to the sport channels for as little as £15 per month. Non-BT customers can get a BT Sport Monthly Pass (opens in new tab) for £25 a month and enjoy all four BT Sports channels contract-free.

Channel 4 (opens in new tab) will show a handful of games for free (Racing 92 vs Sale Sharks airs on Sunday, 8th May, from 2pm BST). Remember to use a VPN (opens in new tab) when travelling away from the UK. 

BT Sport for existing BT TV customers from £15 (opens in new tab)
Upgrading to all four BT Sport channels is no big deal if you’re already a BT customer. Those with BT TV already can access the channels from £15 a month for the first three months. BT Broadband customers can enjoy the BT Sport app and watch on the go for the same price.

BT Sport Monthly Pass £25 (opens in new tab)
Open to all, the this pass offers access to all four BT Sport channels through the BT Sport app on TVs, tablets, mobiles and more. Sports include UFC, Champions League football, Heineken Champions Cup rugby and more.

Sky TV users can also add BT Sport to their existing package from £30 a month, but that will not include any 4K viewing. It's also worth looking out for bundled Sky Sports and BT Sport deals.

USA: Leicester vs Leinster live stream

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NBC Sports has the exclusive rights to air European Rugby Champions Cup games in the USA. The network will offer a Leicester vs Leinster live stream on Peacock TV (opens in new tab) and subscription costs just $4.99 (opens in new tab) a month (with ads) or $9.99 (opens in new tab) a month (ad-free). Cancel anytime.

Outside the US this week? Simply use a use a VPN (opens in new tab) to access all your favourite local streaming services from wherever you are in the world.

Leicester vs Leinster | $4.99 a month on Peacock TV (opens in new tab)
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Want to stream European Champions Cup rugby live in the USA? Try Peacock Premium for (ad-supported) coverage of the rugger and a host of other top-quality sports. At under five bucks a month, it's a steal.

Peacock TV gets you full coverage of the European Rugby Champions Cup, plus selected Premier League soccer games, Champions League games, Premiership Rugby, blockbuster movies and TV boxsets such as The Office. It's one heck of a deal.

Australia: Leicester vs Leinster live stream

Kayo Sports streaming service: watch over 50 sports live

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Foxtel's streaming-only platform, Kayo Sports (opens in new tab), is the best way to get a European Rugby Champions Cup live stream in Oz. The respected streaming service covers over 50 sports and will offer a Leicester vs Leinster live stream. 

The Basic package costs $25 a month while Premium, which works across multiple screens, costs $35 a month. Both come with a a free 14-day trial (opens in new tab). There's no lock-in contract, so you can cancel at any time.

Kayo Sports FREE 14-day trial – Champions Cup rugby (opens in new tab)
Kayo Sports lets you live stream and catch up on over 50 sports including European Champions Cup rugby. Choose a free 14-day trial of Basic ($25 a month) or Premium ($35 a month) and cancel any time – there's no lock-in contract.

Ireland: Leicester vs Leinster live stream

This English-Irish rugby clash will be live on BT Sport 2 on Saturday 7th May (5.30pm kick-off). The BT Sport Monthly Pass (opens in new tab) (€30/month) provides contract-free access to BT Sport 1 on your computer, laptop or mobile device.

European Rugby Champions Cup 2021/22 fixtures

All kick-off times BST


Saturday 7 May

Munster v Toulouse (3pm, Aviva Stadium)

Leicester v Leinster (5.30pm, Welford Road)

La Rochelle v Montpellier (5.30pm, Stade Marcel-Deflandre)

Sunday 8 May

Racing 92 v Sale (3pm, Paris La Défense Arena)


13-15th May 2022
The semi-finals will be played over one match, and the highest-ranked clubs from the pool stage will have either home country advantage or home venue advantage (TBC) as follows:
SF 1: Winner QF 1 v Winner QF 2
SF 2: Winner QF 3 v Winner QF 4


28th May 2022
Saturday, 28 May; Stade Vélodrome, Marseille (17.45)

European Rugby Champions Cup match facts

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Qualification for the pool stage of the 2021/22 Heineken Champions Cup depends on a club's final position in their respective national/regional league. The only other way to qualify is by winning the second-tier Challenge Cup, as Montpellier did when they beat Leicester Tigers in May of this 2021.

The first ever Champions Cup winners were French side Toulouse, who defeated Cardiff 21-18 in a tightly contested final at Arms Park, Wales, in front of 21,800 spectators. 

Toulouse have won the Champions Cup a record five times and reached the final a record seven times. Leinster have won four, while Saracens and Toulon have won three each.

The tournament was called the Heineken Cup between 1995 and 2014, before its name was changed to the European Rugby Champions Cup. Dutch beer giant Heineken returned as the main sponsor for 2018/19, signing a four year deal to rename the event the Heineken Champions Cup.

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