• West Midlands rivals Leicester Tigers and Northampton Saints put their perfect LV= Cup records on the line as they face off at Welford Road
  • Defending champions Exeter Chiefs and Saracens also put 100 per cent records on the line as they take on Newport Gwent Dragons and London Welsh respectively
  • Chiefs can qualify for the semi-finals with a round to spare if they win with a bonus point away to Newport Gwent Dragons and Harlequins fail to beat Bath

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Pool 1/4 Fixtures

Harlequins v Bath Rugby, Saturday 31 January, KO 2.40pm (Live on Sky Sports 1)

Both sides have a won one, lost one record after the first two rounds of the competition, sitting second and third in their respective pools. Harlequins beat Bath twice at The Stoop en route to the 2013 title, winning 21-12 in the pool stages before a brace of tries from Tom Williams helped them seal a dramatic 31-23 semi-final win. Both sides are without a whole host of international stars.

Gloucester v Ospreys, Saturday 31 January, KO 3pm

These sides boast five final appearances between them since the Anglo-Welsh format was adopted in the 2005/06 season. Gloucester won the cup at the third time of asking in 2011, after losing in the two previous finals, while Ospreys became the first Welsh region to win the competition when they gained revenge for their defeat to Leicester in the 2007 final with victory over the Tigers 12 months later. Gloucester and Ospreys have three wins apiece from six previous cup meetings. Ospreys have lost on both their previous visits to Kingsholm.

London Welsh v Saracens, Sunday, 1 February, KO 2.30pm

Fixtures between these two clubs stretch back to 1895, with London Welsh having won 37 of the 59 games played. In this season's LV= Cup, wins over Harlequins and Ospreys put Saracens top of the pile in Pool 1, while Welsh are bottom after drawing a blank in their opening two fixtures.

Newport Gwent Dragons v Exeter Chiefs, Sunday, 1 February, KO 2.30pm

The Dragons and Chiefs have played each other twice before but never in the LV= Cup. Exeter won their first piece of major silverware when they defeated Northampton Saints 15-8 in last year's LV= Cup Final and have made a good start to their title defence with two wins from two. The closest the Dragons have come to winning the competition is a semi-final appearance in the 2010/11 season.

Pool 2/3 Fixtures

Leicester Tigers v Northampton Saints, Saturday 31 January, KO 3pm

Leicester and Northampton put their 100 per cent records on the line as the leaders of Pools 2 and 3 go head-to-head at Welford Road. These great East Midlands rivals have met four times in the 10 seasons of Anglo-Welsh Cup competition, most notably in the 2012 final when Tigers won 26-14 to claim their second title. Since the cross-border format was adopted, Saints have only played at Welford Road once before. However both Franklin's Gardens ties between the sides resulted in Saints wins: 23-11 (2009/10) and 18-5 (2006/07). Ethan Waller says now is the time to make his mark for Northampton Saints with his prop rivals away on international duty. The first is set to be this LV= Cup, and Waller admits he is ready for the challenge.

Scarlets v London Irish, Saturday, 31 January, KO 6.30pm

Both sides prop up their respective pools with just one point to their name after two straight defeats. It is almost a year to the day since Scarlets were beaten 29-10 at the Madejski Stadium in last season's competition, ending a three-game winning record in all competitions at the Reading venue.

London Wasps v Cardiff Blues, Sunday, 1 February, KO 2.30pm
Director of Rugby Dai Young comes up against his former club as Wasps look to prevent the 2009 winners claiming a hat-trick of victories in this season's LV= Cup. Blues have won the last three cup ties between the sides.

Newcastle Falcons v Sale Sharks, Sunday, 1 February, KO 3pm

Newcastle need to bag a bonus-point win against Sale and hope both Leicester and Wasps slip up at home this weekend to keep their slim hopes of qualifying for the semi-finals alive. The Falcons have lost both their Round one and two games and are currently eight points off the pace in Pool 3. Sale have a won one, lost one record to sit third in Pool 2. The Sharks have won on their last two visits to Kingston Park.