European Rugby Champions Cup: Madejski Stadium to host all-English semi-final

Madejski Stadium
The Madejski Stadium is the home of London Irish and Championship football side Reading

The Madejski Stadium in Reading will host the all-English semi-final of this season's European Champions Cup.

The home ground of London Irish will host the last-four tie, featuring the winners of the Wasps v Exeter and Saracens v Northampton quarter-finals, on Saturday 23 April.

Leicester Tigers will play at the City Ground in Nottingham if they make the last four and face Racing 92.

If they meet Toulon, the game will be at the Allianz Riviera in Nice.

The semi-finals are played at neutral venues designated by the tournament's organisers.

Home-country advantage is awarded depending upon how the club has done in the pool stages and whether a club has won an away quarter-final.

A side ranked first or second in the pool stages will only get a home semi-final if they face the other home quarter-final winner, otherwise they will be away from home.

European Champions Cup semi-final permutations
Semi-final 1 (Saturday 23 April)
Saracens v Wasps - Madejski Stadium, Reading
Northampton Saints v Wasps - Madejski Stadium, Reading
Exeter Chiefs v Saracens - Madejski Stadium, Reading
Exeter Chiefs v Northampton Saints - Madejski Stadium, Reading
Semi-final 2 (Sunday 24 April)
Leicester Tigers v Racing 92 - City Ground, Nottingham
Stade Français v Racing 92 - MMArena, Le Mans
Toulon v Leicester Tigers - Allianz Riviera, Nice
Toulon v Stade Français Paris - Allianz Riviera, Nice

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