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European Rugby Champions Cup - quarter-finals review

Gilbert Rugby News — Published on April 12 , 2016

European Rugby Champions Cup - quarter-finals review

Results from Quarter Finals:

Wasps 25 - 24 Exeter Chiefs    

Saracens 29 - 20 Northampton Saints    

Leicester Tigers 41 - 13 Stade Francais Paris    

Racing 92 19 - 16 RC Toulon    


Saracens have qualified for the semi-final of European Rugby's top competition for a fourth season in a row.

The Leicester Tigers v Racing 92 clash will be the second tournament semi-final played in Nottingham. Tigers edged out Llanelli Scarlets in a famous game at the City Ground in 2002 before going on to win the title for a second time.

Racing 92 have reached the last four in Europe for the first time. Their semi-final against Leicester Tigers will pit former Canterbury Crusaders team mates Dan Carter and Aaron Mauger against each other, albeit as player and coach.

RC Toulon's magnificent run of three titles and nine knockout wins in a row came to an end at the Stade Yves-du-Manoir. 

Leicester's six tries against Stade Français Paris equalled the record for most team tries in a semi-final set by Saracens against ASM Clermont Auvergne in 2014. 

Saracens v Wasps will be the first all-Aviva Premiership tournament semi-final since 2007 when Wasps defeated Northampton Saints before going on to lift the silverware for a second time. Wasps captain, James Haskell, is on track for another final appearance nine years after coming on as a replacement in Wasps' 2007 victory over Leicester Tigers.

2007 was the last time three Aviva Premiership clubs featured in the semi-finals. 

CHAMPIONS CUP SEMI-FINALS
(Kick-offs local time)
 
Saturday 23 April
Saracens v Wasps
Madejski Stadium, Reading (15.00)
Sky Sports / beIN Sports
 
Sunday 24 April
Leicester Tigers v  Racing 92
The City Ground, Nottingham (15.15)
BT Sport / France 2

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