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Qualification

European Rugby Champions Cup

Nineteen clubs will qualify automatically for the 2017/18 European Rugby Champions Cup in the following ways :.

• Guinness PRO12: The seven highest-ranked clubs based on their finishing positions in the league. The seven qualifiers must include at least one club from each of Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales.

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

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

In accordance with the Heads of Agreement drawn up by the nine unions, federations and league bodies, the 20th place in the Champions Cup will be decided by a series of play-off matches.

The play-offs will include the following clubs:

  • The seventh-ranked club from the TOP 14, or the winner of the Challenge Cup if from the TOP 14 and not already qualified for the Champions Cup.
  • The seventh-ranked club from the Aviva Premiership, or the winner of the Challenge Cup if from the Aviva Premiership and not already qualified for the Champions Cup.
  • The eighth and ninth-ranked clubs from the Guinness PRO12, or the winner of the Challenge Cup if from the Guinness PRO12 and not already qualified for the Champions Cup. This club will take the place in the play-offs of the ninth-ranked club.

19/20/21 May 2017

Play-off 1: Aviva Premiership (seventh-ranked club) v Guinness PRO12 (ninth-ranked club)

Play-off 2: TOP 14 (seventh-ranked club) v Guinness PRO12 (eighth-ranked club)

The Premiership and TOP 14 clubs will have home advantage

26/27/28 May 2017

Play-off Final: winner Play-off 1 v winner Play-off 2

The winner of Play-off 1 will have home advantage

The winner of the Play-off Final will take the 20th place in the 2017/18 Champions Cup

European Rugby Challenge Cup

Clubs will qualify for the 2017/18 European Rugby Challenge Cup in the following ways:

• The remaining 18 clubs from the PRO12, TOP 14 and the Aviva Premiership which have not qualified for the Champions Cup.

Two clubs will qualify from the European Rugby Continental Shield which features representatives from emerging countries and the Italian Eccellenza.

Aviva Premiership
Pos

Team
Team
Pl
W
D
L
PF
PA
Diff
TF
TA
TB
LB
Pts
1No changeWaspsWasps211614658487171845912179
2No changeExeter ChiefsChiefs211434633432201825214379
3No changeSaracensSaracens21161456431025464238377
4No changeLeicester TigersTigers21130853942211757456462
5No changeBath RugbyBath2011094183932543434553
6UpHarlequinsQuins2111010512504859625251
7DownNorthampton SaintsSaints219012454470-1649485748
8No changeGloucester RugbyGloucester2072114934593455546846
9No changeNewcastle FalconsFalcons219012391554-16352734444
10No changeSale SharksSharks216114444571-12752676436
11No changeWorcester WarriorsWarriors215214443634-19153735332
12No changeBristol RugbyBristol213018355668-31338891619

TOP 14

PRO12
Pos

Team
Team
Pl
W
D
L
PF
PA
Diff
TF
TA
TB
LB
Pts
1No changeLeinster RugbyLeinster211803661373288904512084
2No changeMunster RugbyMunster21180355230225070318181
3No changeScarletsScarlets21160549734215561388072
4No changeOspreysOspreys211407539320219723710369
5No changeUlster RugbyUlster21131750435814665466464
6No changeGlasgow WarriorsGlasgow21110105224358770519558
7No changeCardiff BluesBlues2110110482474857583449
8No changeConnacht RugbyConnacht219012399448-4945545344
9No changeEdinburgh RugbyEdinburgh215016371473-10244571627
10No changeNewport Gwent DragonsDragons214017344543-19936691522
11No changeBenetton RugbyBenetton Rugby214017297661-36434921219
12No changeZebre RugbyZebre213018315754-439381041619
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