European Finals will be played in Dublin. The coordinators of the impending European Rugby Cups have moved the matches to Ireland due to the football World Cup.
The 2023 finals of European rugby contests, the European Cup, and the European Challenge will occur in Dublin and not in London as at first booked, coordinators reported on Thursday.
"The 2023 finals were initially booked at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London.
Notwithstanding, with the Premier League finishing later than expected because of the 2022 World Cup occurring in November and December, and with the Rugby World Cup 2023 affecting the EPCR schedule, it has been chosen to pick the Aviva Stadium for next season," the EPCR made sense of.
"The two lead matches of the tip top European clubs will happen in the Irish capital on Friday 19 and Saturday 20 May 2023," the getting sorted out body said.
This is the fifth time Dublin has facilitated an European last after 1999 (Ulster-Colomiers 21-6) and 2003 (Toulouse-Perpignan 22-17), and 2013 (Leinster-Stade Français 34-13 in Challenge, Toulon-Clermont 16-15 in European Cup).
Six nations have proactively facilitated the European finals: England, Scotland, Spain, France, Ireland, and Wales.
The 2022 finals are booked for May 27 and 28 in Marseille and will set Toulon in opposition to Lyon in the Challenge and Leinster against La Rochelle in the Champions Cup.