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Munster's Champions Cup SF will be in the Aviva or Murrayfield if they get through

Meanwhile, Leinster face a trip to either Lyon or Nice if they can get past Wasps this weekend.

EPCR HAVE CONFIRMED the possible semi-final venues for this season’s Champions Cup, with Munster set to play at either the Aviva Stadium or Murrayfield if they beat Toulouse in Saturday’s quarter-final.

A general view of the game Munster may have a home semi-final at the Aviva. Source: James Crombie/INPHO

Leinster, meanwhile, face a trip to Matmut Stadium de Gerland in Lyon to clash with Clermont or a visit to the Allianz Riviera Stadium in Nice to meet Toulon, depending on how this weekend’s ties go.

If Saracens beat Glasgow in their quarter-final on Sunday and Munster win against Toulouse, then the southern province will host Sarries at the Aviva Stadium on the weekend of 22/23 April.

However, if Glasgow beat Saracens away on Sunday and Munster win against Toulouse, then the Scottish side will have home country advantage and Rassie Erasmus’ men will travel to Murrayfield for the semi-finals.

Leinster will definitely have to head to France for their semi-final if they beat Wasps at the Aviva on Saturday.

If Toulon beat Clermont, then Leo Cullen’s squad will head to Nice for their semi-final, but if Clermont are victorious in that all-French quarter-final, then Leinster face a trip to Lyon.

Listed below are all the possible semi-final fixtures and venues:


EPCR say that the format for the semi-finals “recognises performances by clubs during the pool stage, as well as the achievement of winning a quarter-final match away from home.”

The Champions Cup organisers worked with the IRFU, SRU, Premiership Rugby and LNR to settle on each of the possible venues.

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