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Rugby ‘returning home’ as cup finals announced for Cardiff

Rugby ‘returning home’ as cup finals announced for Cardiff

Millennium Stadium from bridge

Cardiff is to play host to the finals of two showpiece rugby tournaments at the end of the season, it has been announced.

The Heineken Cup final will be played at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday May 24 while the Amlin Cup final will be held at Cardiff Arms Park the previous night.

ERC chief executive Derek McGrath said that Cardiff was “hugely appealing” a location for sports fans.

"With fans from all corners of Europe set to travel to Wales next May, we see Cardiff as a hugely appealing setting for the finals weekend, which has developed into one of the great events in Europe's sporting calendar.

"Cardiff has been the setting for some of the great finals in the past and in many ways, European club rugby is returning home."

WRU chief executive Roger Lewis added: "We know from experience it will be a fantastic rugby occasion and a great opportunity for Wales and Cardiff to welcome thousands of supporters."

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