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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 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 losing Challenge Cup 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 PRO14, Premiership and the 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. Both Enisei-STM and Krasny Yar have 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.

Premiership
Pos

Team
Team
Pl
W
D
L
PF
PA
Diff
TF
TA
TB
LB
Pts
1No changeWaspsWasps221714693502191896113184
2No changeExeter ChiefsChiefs221534667452215865515384
3No changeSaracensSaracens22161557934523466288377
4No changeLeicester TigersTigers22140856744512258486466
5No changeBath RugbyBath22120104864404652495659
6No changeHarlequinsQuins2211011532526661655352
7No changeNorthampton SaintsSaints2210012476490-1452505752
8UpNewcastle FalconsFalcons2210012430581-15157775449
9DownGloucester RugbyGloucester227213533537-461646846
10No changeSale SharksSharks227114471595-12455706440
11No changeWorcester WarriorsWarriors225215466662-19656745433
12No changeBristol RugbyBristol223019382707-32542942620

TOP 14

GUINNESS PRO12
Pos

Team
Team
Pl
W
D
L
PF
PA
Diff
TF
TA
TB
LB
Pts
1UpMunster RugbyMunster22190360231628677339186
2DownLeinster RugbyLeinster221804674390284914712185
3No changeScarletsScarlets22170553735917866409077
4No changeOspreysOspreys221408556360196744210369
5No changeUlster RugbyUlster22141752137115067476468
6No changeGlasgow WarriorsGlasgow22110115404647672539558
7No changeCardiff BluesBlues22111105084981059603453
8No changeConnacht RugbyConnacht229013413498-8547615344
9No changeEdinburgh RugbyEdinburgh226016400491-9146591631
10UpBenetton RugbyBenetton225017316664-34835921223
11DownNewport Gwent DragonsDragons224018368569-20138711623
12No changeZebre RugbyZebre223019318773-455381051619
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