Shield quarter-finalists decided
January 16, 2000
As well as the European Cup, Sunday also marked the last day of pool fixtures in the European Shield with the quarter finalists now decided.
The three English teams that made it through have all landed tough away ties.
Bristol must visit Biarritz, conquerors of Premiership leaders Gloucester yesterday, Newcastle go to Pau and London Irish travel to the Welsh valleys where unbeaten Ebbw Vale await them.
The fourth tie is an all-French affair _ tournament favourites Castres taking on Perpignan.
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