Here’s Who Has Qualified For The Champions Cup & Who’s In The Play-Offs
Has your team managed to qualify?
Following yesterday’s final rounds of matches in the Aviva Premiership, Guinness PRO12 and TOP 14 regular seasons, EPCR have confirmed that the following 19 clubs have qualified for the 2017/18 Champions Cup.
Aviva Premiership – Wasps, Exeter Chiefs, Saracens, Leicester Tigers, Bath Rugby, Harlequins
Guinness PRO12 – Munster Rugby, Leinster Rugby, Scarlets, Ospreys, Ulster Rugby, Glasgow Warriors, Benetton Rugby
TOP 14 – La Rochelle, ASM Clermont Auvergne, Montpellier, RC Toulon, Castres Olympique, Racing 92
The 20th place for next season’s tournament will be decided by a series of play-off matches. If Gloucester Rugby win Friday evening’s Challenge Cup final at BT Murrayfield, they will take the place of Northampton Saints – the seventh-ranked club from the Aviva Premiership – in Play-off 1.
Champions Cup play-offs – 19/20/21 May
Play-off 1: Northampton Saints (Aviva Premiership seventh-ranked club) or Gloucester Rugby v Connacht Rugby (PRO12 ninth-ranked club)
Play-off 2: Stade Français Paris (TOP 14 seventh-ranked club) v Cardiff Blues (PRO12 eighth-ranked club)
The Premiership and TOP 14 clubs will have home advantage
Play-off Final – 26/27/28 May
Winner Play-off 1 v winner Play-off 2
The winner of Play-off 1 will have home advantage