While the quarter-finals of the European Cup have not yet given their verdict, the EPCR has already communicated this Wednesday the places and the stadiums which will have the privilege of hosting the semi-finals of the competition on the 14 and May 15 next.
Sexion d’Assaut at La Paris La Défense Arena, Racing at Bollaert?
Under the regulations enacted at the start of the season, which stipulates that it is the best ranked clubs during the regular phase who will have the advantage of receiving in quarters and halves, several scenarios are possible. Thus, in the first part of the table, if Racing 92 manages to eliminate Sale, this Sunday, it will play its semi-final at the Bollaert stadium in Lens against La Rochelle or Montpellier, since its Paris La Défense stadium will be occupied this weekend. -end there with a Sexion d’Assaut concert.
On the other hand, if the semi-final opposes La Rochelle to Sale, it will be played at the Marcel-Deflandre stadium, while if it pits Sale against Montpellier, it will take place at the English club’s AJ Bell Stadium.
In the second part of the table, Leicester will play their half at their Mattioli Woods Welford Road stadium against Munster or Toulouse if they knock Leinster out of their way in the quarter-finals.
If the half opposes Leinster to Toulouse, it will be played at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. And if it’s Munster-Leinster, it will also be at Aviva Stadium because Munster’s usual stadium, Thomond Park in Limerick, will also be unavailable on May 14 or 15.