Leinster Rugby to face Racing 92 in Champions Cup Final
April 22, 2018 5:10 pm client
Leinster Rugby will face Racing 92 in the final of this season’s Champions Cup in Bilbao on Saturday, 12th May (KO 5.45pm local time).
Leo Cullen’s men secured their place in the final with a 38-16 win over Scarlets at Aviva Stadium on Saturday.
The Welsh side opened the scoring on five minutes with a Leigh Halfpenny penalty, but Leinster took control of the game from that point on with first-half tries from James Ryan, Cian Healy and Fergus McFadden giving the province a 24-9 lead at the break.
Leinster were equally as relentless in the second half. Scott Fardy scored the fourth try with 49 minutes played, then Johnny Sexton went over to bring his points haul to 18 for the day.
Season Ticket holders were contacted by email following Saturday’s win at Aviva Stadium with information on tickets for the final in Bilbao.
The Official Leinster Supporters Club have also released Champions Cup Final travel information.
The second semi-final between Racing and Munster took place in Bordeaux’s Stade Chaban-Delmas on Sunday afternoon with the French side leading 24-3 at the end of the first half thanks to tries from Teddy Thomas (2) and Maxime Machenaud. Munster scored three second-half tries but it was Racing that came out on top, 27-22.
The TOP 14 side qualified for the knockout stages after finishing second in Pool 4 behind Munster with four wins and two defeats from their six games, conceding just 10 tries.
The 2016 TOP 14 champions then travelled to face last year’s finalists, ASM Clermont Auvergne, in the quarter-finals at the Stade Marcel-Michelin, winning 17-28 to secure home country advantage for their semi-final against Munster.
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