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Thurs Lunch Sport: Champions Cup Semi Finals Confirmed; Ireland Team to be Named Shortly; Wales Unchanged; Day 3 Cheltenham

: 03/14/2019 - 12:55

The venues for the Heineken Champions Cup semi-finals have been confirmed.

Munster will play at the Aviva Stadium if they beat Edinburgh and Glasgow beat Saracens.

Munster will travel to Coventry's Ricoh Arena if Saracens are their last 4 opponents.

Lansdowne Road will also be the venue if Leinster or Ulster play Toulouse.

The Irish side's will travel to Paris if Racing 92 win the all-French quarter final.

Joe Schmidt will name his team shortly for Saturday's Six Nations game in Cardiff.

Rob Kearney Sean O'Brien and Eadestown’s Tadhg Beirne are expected to be included.

Wales have named an unchanged team for Saturday's match.

England have made four changes for their game against Scotland at Twickenham.

Wing Jack Nowell, Prop Ben Moon and Flanker Mark Wilson are recalled while Henry Slade replaces former Leinster centre Ben Te'o.

France have recalled Wesley Fofana and Maxime Medard for their trip to play Italy in Rome.

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Barry Geraghty's mount 'Defi Du Seuil looks set to go the favourite in the Grade One JLT Novices' Chase at the Cheltenham Festival.

The Emma Lavelle trained 'Paisley Park' is considered a banker for the feature, the Stayers' Hurdle.

Willie Mullins's 2015 Champion Hurdle winner 'Faugheen' is bidding to complete an historic Champion/Stayers Hurdle double.

'Road To Respect' 'Footpad' and 'Monalee' are the favourites for the Grade One Ryanair Chase.

Racing begins at 1.30

Kildare Today at 10.45 each morning will preview the day’s card with bookmaker Daragh Fitzpatrick, while this afternoon’s programmes will have results and SP’s.

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Arsenal trails Rennes 3-1 heading into the second leg of their Europa League last 16 encounter at the Emirates Stadium tonight.

Chelsea lead Dynamo Kiev 3 nil ahead  of their tie in the Ukraine.

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Rob Kearney and Sean O'Brien are expected to be recalled to the Irish Rugby team for Saturday's Six Nations match against Wales in Cardiff.

Coach Joe Schmidt is due to unveil his starting 15 this afternoon.

Munster lock Tadhg Beirne could be handed his Six Nations debut as a replacement for Iain Henderson, who is said to be struggling with injury.

 

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