Tuesday 22 October 2019

Champions Cup semi-final venues confirmed with Irish provinces facing possible trips to Coventry and Paris

Leinster and Ulster face a possible trip to Paris in the Champions Cup semi-final. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile
Leinster and Ulster face a possible trip to Paris in the Champions Cup semi-final. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile
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Independent.ie Newsdesk

The winner of Leinster vs Ulster face the prospect of a daunting trip to Paris in the Champions Cup semi-final while Munster could be travelling to Coventry once again in the final four.

Leinster and Ulster go head-to-head at the Aviva Stadium on March 30, with the winners set to face either Racing 92 or Toulouse. If the Paris side come out on top, they will be allowed to host their final four clash at their home stadium, La Défense Arena.

If Toulouse win, then Leinster or Ulster would face the French side at the Aviva Stadium in the semi-final.

If Munster beat Edinburgh in Murrayfield, they will play the winners of Saracens vs Glasgow. If Saracens win, it will set-up a rematch of the 2008 Heineken Cup semi-final, which was also held at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry.

If the Scottish side are victorious, then Munster will host Dave Rennie's men at the Aviva Stadium, setting up the possibility of two semi-finals taking place in Dublin across one weekend.

The semi-finals are fixed for the weekend of April 20/21.

Champions Cup semi-final venues:

Semi-final 1: if Saracens v Edinburgh Rugby – Ricoh Arena (Coventry)

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Semi-final 1: if Saracens v Munster Rugby – Ricoh Arena (Coventry)

Semi-final 1: if Edinburgh Rugby v Glasgow Warriors – BT Murrayfield (Edinburgh)

Semi-final 1: if Munster Rugby v Glasgow Warriors – Aviva Stadium (Dublin)

 

Semi-final 2: if Racing 92 v Leinster Rugby – Paris La Défense Arena

Semi-final 2: if Racing 92 v Ulster Rugby – Paris La Défense Arena

Semi-final 2: if Leinster Rugby v Toulouse – Aviva Stadium (Dublin)

Semi-final 2: if Ulster Rugby v Toulouse – Aviva Stadium (Dublin)

 

2019 Heineken Champions Cup final: Saturday, 11 May; St James’ Park, Newcastle (17.00)

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