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Following confirmation of the Challenge Cup quarter-final line-up, the 2016/17 semi-final pairings will be as follows:

Semi-final 1 - winner of QF 1: Ospreys v Stade Francais Paris will play the winner of QF 2: Bath Rugby v Brive

Semi-final 2 - winner of QF 3: Edinburgh Rugby v La Rochelle will play the winner of QF 4: Gloucester Rugby v Cardiff Blues

NB The format for the semi-final matches in the Challenge Cup recognises performances by clubs during the pool stage as well as the achievement of winning a quarter-final match away from home.

The following clubs will have home venue advantage in their respective semi-final matches:

Semi-final 1
If Ospreys (ranked No 1) and Bath Rugby (ranked No 4) win their quarter-finals, Ospreys will have home venue advantage
If Ospreys (ranked No 1) and Brive (ranked No 5) win their quarter-finals, Brive will have home venue advantage
If Stade Francais Paris (ranked No 8) and Bath Rugby (ranked No 4) win their quarter-finals, Stade Francais Paris will have home venue advantage
If Stade Francais Paris (ranked No 8) and Brive (ranked No 5) win their quarter-finals, Brive will have home venue advantage

Semi-final 2
If Edinburgh Rugby (ranked No 3) and Gloucester Rugby (ranked No 2) win their quarter-finals, Gloucester will have home venue advantage
If Edinburgh Rugby (ranked No 3) and Cardiff Blues (ranked No 7) win their quarter-finals, Cardiff Blues will have home venue advantage
If La Rochelle (ranked No 6) and Gloucester Rugby (ranked No 2) win their quarter-finals, La Rochelle will have home venue advantage
If La Rochelle (ranked No 6) and Cardiff Blues (ranked No 7) win their quarter-finals, La Rochelle will have home venue advantage


Quarter-finals: 30/31 March / 1/2 April
Semi-finals: 21/22/23 April
2017 Challenge Cup final: Friday, 12 May; BT Murrayfield (20.00)

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