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Reading's Madejski Stadium to host all-English European Champions Cup semi-final

Reading's Madejski Stadium will host an all-English European Champions Cup semi-final next month.

Even though the quarter-finals are still more than a week away, the opening semi-final on April 23 will see the winners of Saracens and Northampton meeting either Exeter or Wasps, with tournament organisers confirming Reading as venue for that game.

And Leicester could also end up playing a semi-final in England - if they beat last-eight opponents Stade Francais and Racing 92 overcome Champions Cup holders Toulon.

Should a Leicester versus Racing tie transpire, then that match has been confirmed for Sunday, April 24 at Nottingham Forest's City Ground.

If Leicester and Toulon win, though, then Tigers face a trip to Nice, with the Allianz Riviera stadium also hosting a possible Toulon against Stade Francais encounter. If Racing and Stade Francais make the last four, then their clash has been confirmed for the MMArena in Le Mans.


From Belfast Telegraph