Champions Cup: Semi-final venue plans announced

·2-min read
 Credit: PA Images
Credit: PA Images

The 2021/22 Champions Cup semi-finals have, for this season only, been confirmed as being played at the chosen venues of the highest-ranked clubs.

There are a total of five possible venues across England, France and Ireland set to stage a semi-final, which will take place on the May 14/15 weekend.

Regarding semi-final 1, if Racing 92 qualify, they will play either La Rochelle or Montpellier at the 38,000-capacity Stade Bollaert-Delelis in Lens as Paris La Défense will be unavailable on the Champions Cup semi-final weekend.

If La Rochelle come through to meet Sale Sharks, that match will be played at Stade Marcel-Deflandre, and if a semi-final happens to pit Sale Sharks against Montpellier, that match will go ahead at the AJ Bell Stadium.

For semi-final 2, if Leicester Tigers win through from the quarter-finals, they will play either Munster or Toulouse at Mattioli Woods Welford Road, and if Leinster earn a last-four place against Toulouse, that match will be scheduled for the 51,000-capacity Aviva Stadium in Dublin.

Similarly, if Munster qualify to meet Leinster in a semi-final, then that match will also be staged at the Aviva Stadium as Thomond Park will be unavailable on the weekend of May 14/15.

Champions Cup semi-finals – May 14/15

(Pool stage rankings in brackets)

Semi-final 1: if Racing 92 (A1) v La Rochelle (A3) – Stade Bollaert-Delelis, Lens
Semi-final 1: if Racing 92 (A1) v Montpellier (A7) – Stade Bollaert-Delelis, Lens
Semi-final 1: if La Rochelle (A3) v Sale Sharks (A5) – Stade Marcel-Deflandre
Semi-final 1: if Sale Sharks (A5) v Montpellier (A7) – AJ Bell Stadium

Semi-final 2: if Leicester Tigers (B1) v Munster (B3) – Mattioli Woods Welford Road
Semi-final 2: if Leicester Tigers (B1) v Toulouse (B7) – Mattioli Woods Welford Road
Semi-final 2: if Munster (B3) v Leinster (A4) – Aviva Stadium, Dublin
Semi-final 2: if Leinster (A4) v Toulouse (B7) – Aviva Stadium, Dublin

2022 Champions Cup final: Saturday, May 28; Stade Vélodrome, Marseille (17:45 local)

The article Champions Cup: Semi-final venue plans announced appeared first on Planetrugby.com.

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting