European Champions Cup Semi-final teams named

The European Rugby Champions Cup Round One teams have been named

The starting teams and replacements as well as the match officials and kick off times for this weekend’s European Rugby Champions Cup semi-finals have been released.

ASM Clermont Auvergne v Saracens

Saturday, 18 April
Kick off: 16:15
Stade Geoffroy-Guichard
George Clancy (Ireland), Assistant ref: Leighton Hodges (Wales), Assistant ref: Dudley Phillips (Ireland), TMO: Simon McDowell (Ireland),

ASM Clermont Auvergne

Nick Abendanon; Noa Nakaitaci, Jonathan Davies, Wesley Fofana, Naipolioni Nalaga; Brock James, Ludovic Radoslavjevic ; Vincent Debaty, Benjamin Kayser, Davit Zirakashvili, Jamie Cudmore, Sebastien Vahaamahina, Julien Bonnaire, Julien Bardy, Damien Chouly (c)

Replacements: John Ulugia, Raphael Chaume, Clement Ric, Julien Pierre, Alexandre Lapandry, Morgan Parra, Camille Lopez, Aurelien Rougerie


Alex Goode; Chris Ashton, Marcelo Bosch, Brad Barritt (c), Chris Wyles; Charlie Hodgson, Richard Wigglesworth; Mako Vunipola, Jamie George, Petrus du Plessis, George Kruis, Jim Hamilton, Maro Itoje, Jacques Burger, Billy Vunipola

Replacements: Schalk Brits, Rhys Gill, James Johnston, Kelly Brown, Jackson Wray, Neil de Kock, Owen Farrell, David Strettle

RC Toulon v Leinster Rugby

Sunday, 19 April
Kick off: 16:15
Stade Velodrome
Wayne Barnes (England), Assistant ref: Nigel Owens (Wales), Assistant ref: Greg Garner (England), TMO: Graham Hughes (England),

RC Toulon

Leigh Halfpenny; Delon Armitage, Mathieu Bastareaud, Matt Giteau, Bryan Habana; Frederic Michalak, Sebastien Tillous-Borde; Xavier Chiocci, Guilhem Guirado, Carl Hayman (c), Bakkies Botha, Ali Williams, Juan Smith, Juan Fernandez Lobbe, Chris Masoe

Replacements: Jean-Charles Orioli, Alexandre Menini, Levan Chilachava, Steffon Armitage, Drew Mitchell, Rudi Wulf, Michael Claassens, Jocelino Suta

Leinster Rugby

Rob Kearney; Fergus McFadden, Ben Te’o, Ian Madigan, Luke Fitzgerald; Jimmy Gopperth, Isaac Boss; Cian Healy, Sean Cronin, Mike Ross, Devin Toner, Mike McCarthy, Jordi Murphy, Sean O’Brien, Jamie Heaslip (c)

Replacements: Richardt Strauss, Jack McGrath, Martin Moore, Ben Marshall, Dominic Ryan, Eoin Reddan, Gordon D’Arcy, Zane Kirchner

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