With Munster Toulouse set to host the quarter-finals of the Champions Cup in early May, the Irish club were forced to move to Dublin as they planned a concert in a cave in Thomont Park.
Toulouse will not have to face the “Red Army” at Thomont Park in the end. The reigning European champions, who have qualified for the tournament at the expense of Ulster, will travel to Munster on the weekend of May 6-8 as part of the quarter-finals of the Champions Cup. However, meetings cannot be held on the traditional lawn of the Irish province, located in Limerick. Thomont Park will not be available on EPCR scheduled dates for continuing Continental competitions.
Of course, British singer Ed Sheeran is scheduled to perform in Munster’s Cave on Thursdays and Fridays, just before the weekend scheduled for the quarter – finals of the Champions Cup. Delay in the rugby configuration that Thomont Park could not allow on time. Forced and compelled to change land, Munster returned to the Irish capital, Dublin.
Munster have announced they will play in the Champions Cup quarter-final against Toulouse at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin due to the unavailability of their own ground due to two Ed Sheeran concerts.
– Independent Sport (@ Indosport) April 17, 2022
92 racing in the same case during the semi-finals
In fact, you will have to travel to Welford Road on the same dates to challenge the Leicester Tigers. Aviva Stadium will be used to host the match between Munster and Toulouse. One decision, confirmed by the EPCR, is clearly not unanimous among supporters of the Irish province, and the cost of creating this displacement far from the historic land of the “Red Army” is problematic. A situation that could happen again in the semi-finals of Racing 92. Of course, if the Ile-de-France club defeated the Sail Sharks in the quarter-finals, neither La Rochelle nor Montpellier’s reception would take place at the Paris-La Defense Arena.
The Ile-de-France area has already been set aside for concerts by the Section I Asout Group for the last four scheduled dates, ie the weekends of May 13th, 14th and 15th. As a result, Racing 92 set out to find a possible fallback ground, with the goal of persuading a League 1 club to rent out their facilities. Cial-et-Blanks may need to replace a top 14 barrage possible at home.It will take place on the same weekend as Elton John’s concerts at the Paris-La Defense Arena.
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