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Professional Club Rugby
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Challenge Cup
Champions Cup
Statistics

Qualification

Champions Cup

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

• Guinness PRO14 (7): The three highest ranked clubs from each conference. The fourth-ranked clubs from each conference will play off for the seventh place. (NB South African clubs are not eligible.)

• TOP 14 (6): The six highest-ranked clubs based on their final finishing positions.

• Aviva Premiership (6): 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.

Aviva Premiership
Pos

Team
Team
Pl
W
D
L
PF
PA
Diff
TF
TA
TB
LB
1No changeExeter Chiefs221705618354264794213485
2No changeSaracens221606731350381894010377
3No changeWasps221417615501114796110371
4No changeNewcastle Falcons221408455506-5155607063
5No changeLeicester Tigers2213095374726561555663
6UpBath Rugby22110115725314163688456
7DownGloucester Rugby2211110490597-10765738256
8DownSale Sharks22100125565312567609554
9No changeNorthampton Saints228014509645-13664805643
10No changeHarlequins227015479640-16158785336
11No changeWorcester Warriors227015432601-16954745336
12No changeLondon Irish223019385651-26642853722

TOP 14

Top 14
GUINNESS PRO14
Conference A
Pos

Team
Team
Pl
W
D
L
PF
PA
Diff
TF
TA
TB
LB
Pts
1No changeGlasgow WarriorsGlasgow201415546359187713711271
2No changeMunster RugbyMunster211317568361207784210569
3No changeToyota CheetahsCheetahs21120960955455756810563
4No changeCardiff BluesBlues21110105024822056595554
5No changeOspreysOspreys219012390487-9744605344
6No changeConnacht RugbyConnacht217014445477-3253545639
7No changeZebre Rugby ClubZebre207013401525-12449684436

Conference B
Pos

Team
Team
Pl
W
D
L
PF
PA
Diff
TF
TA
TB
LB
Pts
1No changeLeinster RugbyLeinster211416601374227834610270
2No changeScarletsScarlets21141652836516369439370
3No changeEdinburgh RugbyEdinburgh21150649437511962447168
4No changeUlster RugbyUlster2112275384825668618262
5No changeBenetton RugbyBenetton2111010415451-3651556555
6No changeDragonsDragons212217378672-29443944420
7No changeSouthern KingsKings211020378829-451481194311
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