Heineken Cup semi-final fixtures

Following the dramatic round of quarter-final matches this weekend, the Heineken Cup semi-finals have now been confirmed.

SEMI-FINAL 1 – Saturday, 30 April
15.30 – Leinster v Toulouse – Aviva Stadium, Dublin

SEMI-FINAL 2 – Sunday, 1 May
15.00 Northampton Saints v Perpignan – stadium:mk, Milton Keynes

The final will be played at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff on Saturday 21st May.

Who do you think will make it through to the final?

6 thoughts on “Heineken Cup semi-final fixtures

  1. Saints vs Toulouse would be my call. I saw the saints play and i would even say they have the best chance to win the final judging by their last gamea

  2. I think that the final wil be Leinster vs Northampton, and for Northampton to win that by 6 points.

  3. ur crazy to have northampton as favorites they have very little attacking threat bar fodan and ashton and leinster will deal with them!! and our forwards won’t get bullied like ulster did!!! think we would have the bigger traveling support to and the big match experience. they were lucky not to loose against ulster if d’arcy didn’t drop that ball it could of ended differently at 20 20!!! with 15 to go.

  4. Perpignan have the best pack in the comp, they will probably beat Nortampton,almost too close to call, perp by a nose.

    toulouse will have too much for Leinster.Leicester were really poor against them, toulouse are different gravy.

  5. Tough games to call, but great prospects, both of them. I fancy Leinster to beat Toulouse in Dublin. The Tigers weren’t amazing, but Leinster seem fairly streetwise these days and can only beat what’s in front of them. Plus, everyone knows the French don’t turn up to away games ;)

    I think I’m backing Saints for the same reason. Their pack is very impressive and there are obvious threats out wide…should be good! Shame I’m at a wedding that weekend (not that one).

  6. I think Saints should be able to handle Perpignan at home – they’ve recovered from their slump in perfect time to peak for the European games. I’m sorry to say, however, that I can’t see them taking down the winner of the other game. Leinster and Toulouse not only have great teams and form, but have bags of Heineken Cup experience, which counts for so much at this stage of the tournament. I think that game is too close to call – there’s no doubt that Leinster would have preferred Biarritz, but Dublin isn’t an easy place to win, especially for the French.
    I think Leinster will sneak past Toulouse, maybe by 2 or 3 points, and then take down the Saints in the final fairly comfortably. Every part of the Leinster game looks good at the moment, and I’m not sure you can say the same about the other semi-finalists.

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