Ah, who wants to go to Welford Road anyway?

After an only mildly mind-numbing Challenge Cup draw (we don’t really need a highlights reel to get us geed up EPCR, you’re in an empty hotel, just pick a ball), Connacht end up away to Leicester, with a home quarter-final against Ospreys or Newcastle for the winner.
After trip after fruitless trip to Kingsholm, two visits to the AJ Bell in the same season and many fans in danger of being awarded the Freedom of Toulouse for services to bar sales, we finally get to go somewhere new, and iconic. Except we can’t.
Of course, the Tigers faithful most likely won’t be about either and Connacht have a great record in empty away grounds, so the home QF isn’t inconceivable.
Leicester are still in the hunt for a Premiership semi-final and have a key game against the team above them and potential quarter-final opponents Falcons the previous week, so it remains to be seen what kind of team they decide to field. The potential TV coverage is also completely up in the air. With eight Champions Cup knockout games coupled with Harlequins v Ulster and Montpellier hosting Glasgow, Connacht’s game mightn’t make the cut, so we could be hoping for an EPCR website live stream if anything. Fingers crossed.

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