The RDS will host the 2013 Amlin Challenge Cup final, it has been confirmed.

The final will take place on Friday 17 May 2013 with the Heineken Cup showpiece going ahead the following day at the Aviva Stadium.

It will be the first time that the RDS has hosted the decider.

ERC Chief Executive Derek McGrathsaid: “The decision of the ERC Board to stage both the Heineken Cup and the Amlin Challenge Cup finals in Dublin reflects the hugely positive impact Irish clubs and fans have had on European club rugby.

“ERC has already begun working with Fáilte Ireland, the IRFU and our local partners to ensure that the ten thousands of supports who will visit the city will enjoy a hugely positive experience of everything Dublin has to offer.”

The public allocation for both 2013 finals will go on sale next Monday.