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Leinster A move British & Irish Cup semi-final clash with Munster A to RDS

05 March 2012

  • Leinster A move British & Irish Cup semi-final to RDS
  • Club anticipating "higher audience then normal" for clash with Munster A
The RDS, Dublin where Leinster A host Munster A in the British and Irish Cup

Photo: RFU Archive

The British & Irish Cup semi-final between Leinster A and Munster A on Friday April 6 has been moved to the RDS stadium in Dublin.

Leinster’s first XV, who usually play home matches at the RDS, face Cardiff Blues at the nearby Aviva Stadium the following evening in the Heineken Cup quarter finals, and the club is anticipating a larger than normal crowd for the B&I Cup fixture.

Michael Dawson, the Chief Executive of Leinster, said the venue had been moved to cater for fans and that he hoped the fixture would “kick start a wonderful weekend of top class rugby for our supporters ahead of the Heineken Cup Quarter Final in the Aviva Stadium”.

He added: “Once again our season ticket holders will be rewarded with another opportunity to see the next crop of provincial talent for free in a competition which has steadily improved since its inception in the 2009/10 season.

“The team, under the stewardship of Coach Colin McEntee, have performed consistently throughout the pool stages this year and the B&I Cup has once again helped provide our wider squad and burgeoning Academy talent with greater experience as well as the opportunity to play at a high level and on a consistent basis.”

Leinster season ticket holders will have free entry to the game although seating will not be reserved. For non-season ticket holders, adult tickets are €10 and schoolchildren €5 and are available from the Leinster Rugby website.

In the second semi-final, Cross Keys host Championship side Cornish Pirates – the only team in the final four to have won all four of their pool matches.