The best that European Rugby has to offer will be on show next weekend as Saracens, Munster Rugby, Leinster Rugby and Toulouse do battle in order to reach the 2019 Heineken Champions Cup final in Newcastle next month.
The last four sides left in the competition boast a combined total of 12 European Cups, with Leinster clinching their fourth crown last year after a 15-12 victory over this season’s beaten quarter-finalists, Racing 92, in Bilbao.
This year Saracens will be bidding to reach their third Champions Cup final in four seasons when they take on fellow two-time winners Munster Rugby – making a record 14th European semi-final appearance – on Saturday at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry.
It has been a flawless campaign to date for the English side, who have won all seven matches, including a tremendous 56-27 quarter-final victory over Glasgow Warriors at Allianz Park.
In contrast, Munster had to fight back from 13-10 behind to see off Edinburgh Rugby 17-13 at BT Murrayfield in their last eight match, a brace of tries from veteran wing Keith Earls securing victory in the Scottish capital.
The Irish province also boast lock Tadhg Beirne, who reached the semi-final stage last season with Scarlets, only for the Welsh region to lose to Leinster Rugby. The 27-year-old leads the competition in turnovers won with 14.
Saracens lock George Kruis will also be one to watch this weekend in Champions Fantasy Rugby, as he leads the lineouts table with 31.
The clash in Coventry gets underway at 15:00 BST on Saturday and will be televised live on BT Sport and beIN SPORTS. To find out more about tickets, click HERE.
The following day, two Pool 1 rivals meet for the third time this season when defending champions Leinster Rugby host fellow four-time winners Toulouse at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.
Leinster and Toulouse shared victories in the pool stages, with the French side emerging 28-27 victors in Round 2 at Stade Ernest Wallon, only for the Irish province to exact revenge in Round 5 at the RDS Arena by a 29-13 margin, helping them clinch a home quarter-final in the process.
Fly-halves Johnny Sexton and Owen Farrell have both kicked 15 conversions in the competition this season, while Leinster hooker Sean Cronin has scored six tries to tie Ulster Rugby wing Jacob Stockdale as the competition’s top try-scorer this term.
You can watch the semi-final from the Aviva Stadium live on free-to-air coverage on Channel 4 and Virgin Media, as well as on BT Sport, beIN SPORTS and FR2. To find out more about tickets, click HERE.