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Can we dare dream about a Munster v Leinster final in Bilbao?

(He flies through the air with the greatest of ease . . . Simon Zebo scores a great try today. Pic: JOE BUCKLEY)
MUNSTER’S win today puts them in a very good position. They are at home to Toulon in the quarter-final and in front of their own supporters, they will be very difficult to beat.
Could we have a Munster v Leinster decider this year? Anything is possible!!
Following confirmation of the Champions Cup quarter-final line-up, the semi-final pairings will be as follows:
Semi-final 1 – winner of QF 1: Leinster Rugby v Saracens will play the winner of QF 2: Scarlets v La Rochelle
Semi-final 2 – winner of QF 3: Munster Rugby v RC Toulon will play the winner of QF 4: ASM Clermont Auvergne v Racing 92
NB The format for the semi-final matches in the Champions Cup recognises performances by clubs during the pool stage as well as the achievement of winning a quarter-final match away from home.
The semi-final matches will be played at venues designated by EPCR, and the following clubs will have home country advantage in their respective matches:
Semi-final 1
If Leinster Rugby (ranked No 1) and Scarlets (ranked No 4) win their quarter-finals, Leinster will have home country advantage
If Leinster Rugby (ranked No 1) and La Rochelle (ranked No 5) win their quarter-finals, La Rochelle will have home country advantage
If Saracens (ranked No 8) and Scarlets (ranked No 4) win their quarter-finals, Saracens will have home country advantage
If Saracens (ranked No 8) and La Rochelle (ranked No 5) win their quarter-finals, La Rochelle will have home country advantage
Semi-final 2
If Munster Rugby (ranked No 3) and ASM Clermont Auvergne (ranked No 2) win their quarter-finals, Clermont will have home country advantage
If Munster Rugby (ranked No 3) and Racing 92 (ranked No 7) win their quarter-finals, Racing 92 will have home country advantage
If RC Toulon (ranked No 6) and ASM Clermont Auvergne (ranked No 2) win their quarter-finals, RC Toulon will have home country advantage
If RC Toulon (ranked No 6) and Racing 92 (ranked No 7) win their quarter-finals, RC Toulon will have home country advantage
Semi-finals: 21/22 April
2018 Champions Cup final: Saturday, 12 May; San Mam├ęs Stadium, Bilbao (17.45)

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