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Aviva Stadium Date For Munster Or Ulster

Aviva Stadium Date For Munster Or Ulster

With the Heineken Cup knockout stages set to dominate the rugby landscape this weekend, the teams who qualify for the last-four of European club rugby’s elite tournament will play the semi-final matches at Dublin’s Aviva Stadium, and at either Twickenham Stadium or Stade Chaban-Delmas in Bordeaux.

Following the draw for the Heineken Cup semi-final pairings at the conclusion of the pool stages, tournament organisers ERC have today confirmed the venues and dates for the semi-finals of the tournament.

The winners of Sunday’s intriguing all-Irish quarter-final clash between top seeds Munster and Ulster will play their semi-final at the 50,000-capacity Aviva Stadium on Saturday, April 28.

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Munster or Ulster will face the winners of the opening quarter-final between Edinburgh and four-time champions Toulouse.

If current English champions Saracens come through Sunday’s much-anticipated contest with Clermont Auvergne, they will meet the winners of the Leinster v Cardiff Blues game in the semi-final at Twickenham Stadium on Sunday, April 29.

However, if Clermont Auvergne defeat Saracens, they will take on either Leinster or the Cardiff Blues at Stade Chaban-Delmas in Bordeaux.

The Aviva Stadium hosted last season’s Heineken Cup semi-final between Leinster and Toulouse, while two tournament semi-finals have been played before at Stade Chaban-Delmas – Toulouse v Munster in 2000 and Toulouse v Biarritz Olympique in 2004.

Twickenham Stadium, which will stage this season’s Heineken Cup final on May 19, has hosted one semi-final to date when London Irish met Toulouse in 2008.


Saturday, April 28 –

MUNSTER or ULSTER v Edinburgh or Toulouse, Aviva Stadium, Dublin

Sunday, April 29 –

Saracens or Clermont Auvergne v LEINSTER or Cardiff Blues, Twickenham Stadium, London, or Stade Chaban Delmas, Bordeaux

Heineken Cup final – Twickenham Stadium, Saturday, May 19 (kick-off 5pm)