The semi-finals of the Champions Cup and Challenge Cup will be played at BT Sport’s London Studios at 18:00 this afternoon.
La Rochelle won the Champions Trophy 45-21 against the Sail Sharks yesterday. There is no doubt that Saturday’s match was between Extension Chief and Leinster. The Irish beat the English 22-34 in a stunning match by Robbie Henshaw, the most likely candidate for the starting position in the British & Irish Lions jersey. We will have to wait for the end of the competition between Bordeaux Racing and Clermont-Toulouse.
The Challenge Cup already has 4 semi-finalists: Bath, Leicester Tigers, Montpellier and Ulster.
The draw will be broadcast on the site epcrugby.com, European competition website official website. The afternoon program will start with the Challenge and end with the Champions Program.
The basics of the lottery:
Lotteries will be “open”, with no restrictions on league affiliation or nationality
The first team to draw in each tournament will have a home win in the semi-finals and the second will be the guest in this match.
The third team that drew and the fourth team that played the second semi-final within their walls will play from home.
The competitions will be held on weekends from April 30 to May 1/2.
The draw will only be for the semifinals, and the finals of this season will be decided later.
Exact dates, start times and television coverage of the semi-finals will be announced shortly after the draw.
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