Racing 92


Rugby U


Teams. Racing: Dupichot, Thomas, Vakatawa, Chavancy, Andreu, Lambie, Machenaud, Ben Arous, Chat, Gomes Sa, Ryan, Nakarawa, Lauret, Le Roux, Nyanaga Munster: Conway, Earls, Arnold, R Scannell, Wootton,Keatley, Murray, Kilcoyne, N Scannell, Archer, Kleyn, Holland, O'Mahony, O'Donoghue, Stander


Hi everyone! Leinster have already booked their ticket to Bilbao will it be an all-Irish final in three weeks time? Munster travel to France to take on Racing 92 in the second semi-final and I'm Rob Sutton.

Munster are in a record 13th semi-final in this competition but they've not reached the final since they last won the whole thing in 2008. Racing 92 have a 100% record in European semi-finals, played one won one.

It's a neutral venue today. The Stade Chaban-Delmas in Bordeaux which is normally home to Bordeaux Bègles. Ireland played here twice during the 2007 World Cup and Munster won a semi final here in 2000 against Toulouse.

These two were in the same pool this season, both games went to the home team, Racing winning a thriller 34-30 in Paris while Munster edged home 14-7 in Limerick.

Worth mentioning that Racing have some bloke called Dan Carter among their replacements.... handy.

One of the features of this venue is the very long walk both teams have to the pitch. Superb atmosphere in the stadium, reportedly over 10,000 Munster supporters have made the trip.

The teams are out. A glorious day in Bordeaux, it is 28 degrees and the atmosphere is red-hot. JP Doyle from England but born in Ireland interestingly is our referee. The second semi-final in the Champions Cup is underway.

2- First penalty goes against Munster, Arnold a little eager at a ruck, Racing kick for the line-out.

3- Racing's line-out is overthrown and Keatley cleans up the pieces for Munster.