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Dublin to host Heineken & Challenge Cup finals


Aviva Stadium will host the Heineken Cup final

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Article Published: Tuesday 15 May 2012


European Rugby officials have announced that Dublin will host both the Heineken Cup and the Amlin Challenge Cup finals in 2013

Lansdowne Road, the home of the Ireland national team, will stage the 2013 European Cup final on May 18 while, 24 hours earlier, the nearby Royal Dublin Showground will be the venue for the second-tier Challenge Cup final.

"The decision of the ERC (European Rugby Cup) Board to stage both the Heineken (European) Cup and the Amlin Challenge Cup finals in Dublin reflects the hugely-positive impact Irish clubs and fans have had on European club rugby," ERC chief executive Derek McGrath said.

2013 will be the third occasion that the Heineken Cup final has been staged in Dublin, and with Leinster Rugby and Ulster Rugby meeting in Saturday’s historic showdown at Twickenham Stadium, there is certain to be an Irish name on the trophy when the final returns to the capital in 12 months.

This season's European Cup final, which takes place in London at Twickenham on Saturday, is an all-Irish clash between holders Leinster and Ulster.

 
 
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