Sunday 19 November 2017

Dates and times confirmed for Leinster and Munster Champions Cup semi-finals

Leinster and Munster advanced to the Champions Cup semi-finals with respective wins over Wasps and Toulouse on Saturday, and on Monday the provinces found out the times and dates of their final four games.

Munster will take on defending champions Saracens on Saturday 22nd of April at the Aviva Stadium, while Leinster will face 2015 finalists Clermont Auvergne the following day at the Stade de Gerland.

In good news for Munster, flanker Peter O'Mahony, prop Dave Kilcoyne and winger Keith Earls (all dead legs) are all expected to return to training this week after coming off injured on Saturday, while number eight CJ Stander (ankle) and scrum-half Conor Murray (shoulder) will continue to be monitored.

Meanwhile for Leinster, hooker Sean Cronin is likely to be available for this weekend's Guinness PRO 12 clash against the Ospreys, while full-back Rob Kearney successfully underwent surgery on a bicep injury and a definitive timeline on his return will be given in due course.

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