Connacht will travel to England in less than two weeks to face either Northampton Saints or Gloucester in the Champions Cup play-off semi-final (fixture details to be confirmed).

Having finished seventh in the Premiership, Northampton currently occupy England’s play-off semi-final spot but will be replaced by Gloucester if the Kingsholm outfit can overcome Stade Francais in the Challenge Cup final on Friday night in Edinburgh.

The winners of the play-off between Connacht and Northampton or Gloucester will have home advantage in the play-off final against Stade Francais or Cardiff Blues in three weeks.

Play-Off Draw

19/20/21 May

Play-off 1: Northampton Saints/Gloucester v Connacht

Play-off 2: Stade Francais v Cardiff Blues

26/27/28 May

Play-off Final: winner Play-off 1 v winner Play-off 2 (The winner of Play-off 1 will have home advantage).

The winner of the Play-off final will take the 20th place in the 2017/18 Champions Cup.

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