BRITISH & IRISH CUP SEMI-FINAL DRAW
Munster v Ulster and Cornish Pirates v Doncaster Knights in BIC semis
Matches to take place April 23-25 with final on May 16
There is guaranteed to be one Championship side and one Irish side in the British & Irish Cup final after today’s [Wednesday] semi final draw pitched Munster against Ulster and Cornish Pirates against Doncaster Knights.
The draw for the semi finals of the British & Irish Cup took place in Cardiff this morning [Wednesday] and produced the following ties:
Semi final 1: Munster v Ulster
Semi final 2: Cornish Pirates v Doncaster Knights
The semi finals will take place on the weekend of April 23-25. Pirates will play their semi-final at Camborne on Sunday 25th April.
British & Irish Cup Tournament Director Terry Burwell said: “We now have two mouth watering semi finals for players, coaches and supporters of these clubs and provinces. There will also be an Anglo Irish final live on Sky Sports HD which will further showcase this exciting new cross-border competition.”
Speaking on behalf of the Cornish Pirates, CEO Rod Coward commented: “We were obviously hoping that the Cornish Pirates would receive a home draw in the semi-finals and I’m sure that our supporters are really looking forward to welcoming Doncaster Knights back to the ‘Rec’. We have the greatest respect for Doncaster and we are certainly not looking so far ahead, but the added incentive is that the winner of the game will then play either Munster or Ulster at home in the final.”
The winner of semi final 2 will have home advantage in the final, which will take place on Sunday, May 16 at 6pm, live on Sky Sports HD.