Munster and Leinster find out their Champions Cup semi-finals fate

Only Munster have the chance of hosting a home semi-final

BY Daniel Kelly 11:42 Tuesday 28 March 2017, 11:42 28 Mar 2017

A view of Champions Cup balls Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson

The venues for the semi-finals of the European Champions Cup have been confirmed ahead of this weekend's quarter-finals.

Leinster and Munster both have home quarter-finals against Wasps and Toulouse respectively, but only Rassie Erasmus' side have the opportunity of playing at home in the semi-finals.

If Munster are to overcome Toulouse this weekend, they will play their semi-final in the Aviva Stadium, as long as Saracens defeat Glasgow Warriors. Should Gregor Townsend's side beat the reigning champions, they will play either Munster or Toulouse in Murrayfield.

Leinster's quarter-final will be their last game on home soil of this campaign. If they defeat Wasps this weekend, Leo Cullen's side will travel to France to play one of Clermont Auvergne or Toulon. The semi-final will be played in either Lyon or Nice.

The Champions Cup semi-finals will take place on April 22nd and 23rd, with the final taking place in Murrayfield on May 13th.

Champions Cup semi-final venues

SF 1: Clermont Auvergne v Leinster - Matmut Stadium de Gerland (Lyon)
SF 1: Toulon v Leinster - Allianz Riviera (Nice)
SF 1: Wasps v Clermont Auvergne - Franklin's Gardens (Northampton)
SF 1: Wasps v Toulon - Franklin's Gardens (Northampton)

SF 2: Munster v Saracens - Aviva Stadium (Dublin)
SF 2: Toulouse v Saracens - Stade Chaban-Delmas (Bordeaux)
SF 2: Glasgow Warriors v Munster - Murrayfield (Edinburgh)
SF 2: Glasgow Warriors v Toulouse - Murrayfield (Edinburgh)

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