Rugby

European Champions Cup semi-final dates confirmed

2017-04-03 21:25
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London - Organisers confirmed Monday the dates for this month's European Champions Cup semi-finals.

Title-holders Saracens, also the reigning English champions, will face Irish province Munster at Dublin's Lansdowne Road on Saturday, April 22.

The second semi-final will see France's Clermont take on Munster's arch Irish rivals Leinster in Lyon a day later (Sunday, April 23).

The draw for both last four clashes was known after the conclusion of Sunday's quarter-finals but European Professional Cup Rugby officials had to consult with tournament broadcasters before confirming the dates.

London club Saracens beat Glasgow 38-13 on Sunday, with Clermont defeating Toulon 29-9 in an all-French quarter-final.

Saturday saw Celtic League table-toppers Leinster overpower English Premiership leaders Wasps 32-17 at Lansdowne Road, with Munster overwhelming French giants Toulouse 41-16 in Limerick.

European Champions Cup semi-finals:

April 22

At Lansdowne Road, Dublin

Munster (IRL) v Saracens (ENG) (14:15 GMT)

April 23

At Matmut Stadium de Gerland, Lyon

ASM Clermont Auvergne (FRA) v Leinster (IRL) (14:00 GMT)

Final

May 13

Murrayfield, Edinburgh (16:00 GMT)

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