EPCR can confirm that the 28th Heineken Champions Cup final at Dublin’s Aviva Stadium on Saturday week (20 May) will be played in front of a sold-out capacity crowd.
Demand for tickets for the eagerly-anticipated showpiece match between two of the world’s most powerful clubs, Leinster Rugby and holders, Stade Rochelais, has been particularly high, and fans who will pack out the Aviva Stadium could be set to witness a final for the ages.
Global stars of the game will be on show in Dublin with EPCR Player of the Year nominees, Caelan Doris, Garry Ringrose and Josh van der Flier of Leinster likely to feature along with the Stade Rochelais captain, Grégory Alldritt.
Players from as many as eight countries – Argentina, Australia, Fiji, France, Ireland, New Zealand, Samoa and South Africa – are in line to be selected in the respective match day squads, and the showdown will be watched by TV viewers in close to 200 countries worldwide.
Stade Rochelais Director of Rugby, Ronan O’Gara, will be returning to the scene of his many past triumphs for Munster Rugby and Ireland, and his tactical contest with Leinster’s Leo Cullen – who like O’Gara has won the tournament both as a player and as a Head Coach – will be just one of many intriguing sub-plots.
2023 HEINEKEN CHAMPIONS CUP FINAL
(Kick-off local time)
Saturday 20 May
Leinster Rugby v Stade Rochelais, Aviva Stadium, Dublin (16.45)
BT Sport / France TV / beIN SPORTS / SuperSport / RTE / ITV