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European Competition Semi-final Draws Tonight

European Competition Semi-final Draws Tonight

Tonight sees the draw for the semi-finals of the Heineken Cup and PARKER PEN SHIELD, broadcast live on BBC1 Wales at 6.45…
Llanelli fly the flag for Wales in the premier European competition,
Reigning champions Leicester Tigers, Celtic league runners up Munster, and French giants Castres Olympique complete a strong Heineken Cup semi-final line up.
Munster and Leicester have made it to the semi-final stages of the Heineken cup for the third consecutive year, but the two sides have never met in a semi-final match. They have met in a friendly though, last April -in that game Leicester ran out winners 25 to 17.
Llanelli could face Leicester for the third time this season. The Scarlets lost the first game 12-9 at Welford Stadium, but trumped the Tigers 24-12 at Stradey Park thanks to the kicking of man of the moment Stephen Jones.
This is the first time Castres Olympique have made it to the final four. They qualified by winning Pool 4, and then edging past French rivals Montferrand 22-21 in last months quarter-final.
Welsh hopes in the PARKER PEN SHIELD lie with Pontypridd. In this seasons shield competition, English sides dominate. Sale Sharks, London Irish and Gloucester complete the line up. The PARKER PEN SHIELD draw takes place at 6.20pm (GMT) and will be shown on BBC1 Wales.

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