European Challenge Cup semi-final details confirmed

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Full fixture details for Cardiff Blues European Challenge Cup quarter-final tie against French side Section Paloise (Pau) have been confirmed by EPCR.

The game will take place on Saturday 21st April with a 13:00 kick-off, and will be broadcast live on Sky Sports.

Pau have made it this far after topping their pool with a 100% record, beating Gloucester, Zebre and Agen, to finish the pool stage at the top seed. Only missing out on one try bonus point prevented them from securing a perfect 30 points.

Conrad Smith Pau
All Black Conrad Smith is one of Pau’s star players

They then defeated country rivals Stade Francais in the quarter-finals at the Stade du Hameau, seeing off a second half fightback to win 35-32.

Cardiff Blues defeated Edinburgh 20-6 at Murrayfield on Saturday to reach the semi-finals, after winning a pool containing Toulouse, Sale and Lyon. We have already beaten French opposition twice at the Arms Park this season.

The last time the two sides met was just last season, in the Challenge Cup, when they were drawn together in pool four.

It was Cardiff Blues who were victorious on both occasions, winning out 27-12 at the Arms Park, before a 21-22 over in France.

Blaine Scully scores against Pau at CAP last season

Tickets will be available on Wednesday 4th April to all current season member holders, as well supporters who take advantage of the 2018/19 Season Membership Super Early Bird offer.

Those who commit for next season will have £10 off their semi-final ticket, and be able to buy this season’s European jersey at half price.

General sale for semi-final tickets will then be available from Monday 9th April.

Follow this link for tickets from midday on Wednesday, or ring 02920 302030.


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