The ‘All-Ireland’ Heineken Cup semi-final between Leinster and Munster will round off a fantastic weekend of European rugby action on 22 and 23 April.

The battle between Brian O’Driscoll and Anthony Foley’s sides will kick-off at 3.00pm at Lansdowne Road on Sunday, 23 April with a place in the 11th Heineken Cup final at stake.

The first Heineken Cup semi-final, between French champions Biarritz Olympique Pays Basque and 1998 champions Bath Rugby, will be played on Saturday, 22 April. That game will kick-off at 4.00pm local time at Estadio Anoeta, in San Sebastian.


The match in San Sebastian will be televised live by France Televisions and Sky Sports and the Lansdowne Road clash by RTE, Sky Sports and Sport+. Gloucester Rugby’s clash with Worcester Warriors will kick-off at 12.35pm at Kingsholm on Saturday, 22 April, while Newcastle Falcons will host London Irish at Kingston Park at 12.35pm on Sunday, 23 April.


The two all-English European Challenge Cup semi-finals will precede both Heineken Cup matches on Sky Sports.


HEINEKEN CUP SEMI-FINALS
(Kick-offs LOCAL time)
Saturday, 22 April
16.00 Biarritz Olympique Pays Basque v Bath Rugby 
Estadio Anoeta, San Sebastian    FR2/Sky Sports


Sunday, 23 April
15.00 Leinster v Munster
Lansdowne Road, Dublin     RTE/Sky Sports/Sport+


EUROPEAN CHALLENGE CUP SEMI-FINALS
(Kick-offs LOCAL time)


Saturday, 22 April
12.35 Gloucester Rugby v Worcester Warriors 
Kingsholm, Gloucester    Sky Sports


Sunday, 23 April
12.35 Newcastle Falcons v London Irish
Kingston Park, Newcastle     Sky Sports


Ticket details for the Heineken Cup semi-finals will be released later this week. Full details will be available on the official ERC website, www.ercrugby.com .


Tickets for the 11th Heineken Cup final in Cardiff on Saturday, 20 May are available from Ticketmaster on 08705 582 582 or by logging on to www.ticketmaster.co.uk  .