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Challenge Cup
Champions Cup
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Qualification

Champions Cup

Nineteen clubs will qualify automatically for the 2018/19 Champions Cup in the following ways :.

• Guinness PRO14: The three highest ranked clubs from each conference, and the fourth-ranked club with the most match points from both conferences. (NB South African clubs are not eligible.)

• TOP 14: The six highest-ranked clubs based on their final finishing positions.

• Aviva Premiership: The six highest-ranked clubs based on their final finishing positions.

In accordance with a decision of the EPCR Board comprising representatives of the nine unions, federations and league bodies, the 20th place in the Champions Cup will be determined as follows:

i) Champions Cup winner, if not already qualified
ii) Challenge Cup winner, if not already qualified
iii) Challenge Cup losing finalist, if not already qualified
iv) Play-off match between the Challenge Cup losing semi-finalists, if not already qualified
v) Highest ranked non-qualified club by virtue of league position from the same league as the Champions Cup winner.

Challenge Cup

Clubs will qualify for the 2018/19 Challenge Cup in the following ways:

  • The remaining 18 clubs from the Premiership, PRO14 and TOP 14 which have not qualified for the Champions Cup. (NB South African clubs are not eligible.)
  • The two finalists from the Continental Shield which features representatives from emerging countries and the Italian Eccellenza. One of the finalists will be either the Continental Shield holders, Enisei-STM, or Krasny Yar, who will play off over two legs. Enisei-STM and Krasny Yar have both received a bye into the knockout stage of the competition due to their participation in this season's Challenge Cup and to their success in last season's Shield.

Aviva Premiership
Pos

Team
Pl
W
D
L
PF
PA
Diff
TF
TA
TB
LB
Pts
1UpExeter Chiefs32019945541362111
2DownWasps32019569261281110
3UpSaracens32011056243137109
4DownNewcastle Falcons32015549663109
5UpHarlequins32018177498109
6UpNorthampton Saints3201727201010109
7DownBath Rugby32016468-469008
8UpSale Sharks3102837013109217
9UpLeicester Tigers31025861-377015
10DownGloucester Rugby31025573-1879105
11DownLondon Irish310253102-49614105
12No changeWorcester Warriors300328100-72312000

TOP 14

Top 14
GUINNESS PRO14
Conference A
Pos

Team
Pl
W
D
L
PF
PA
Diff
TF
TA
TB
LB
Pts

1No changeGlasgow WarriorsGlasgow3300694128821013
2No changeMunster RugbyMunster2200723438103109
3No changeOspreysOspreys31024865-1757015
4UpToyota CheetahsCheetahs21017290-181013105
5No changeCardiff BluesBlues10011920-112011
6DownConnacht RugbyConnacht10011218-602011
7DownZebre Rugby ClubZebre20025276-24611101

Conference B
Pos

Team
Pl
W
D
L
PF
PA
Diff
TF
TA
TB
LB
Pts

1UpUlster RugbyUlster220048341454008
2DownScarletsScarlets2101773740103116
3No changeEdinburgh RugbyEdinburgh210152381462116
4DownLeinster RugbyLeinster110039162351105
5No changeBenetton RugbyBenetton21013438-445015
6No changeDragonsDragons20023474-4019000
7No changeSouthern KingsKings10011057-4718000
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