Champions Cup 1/4 Finals & Semi Final Permutations Confirmed

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The qualifiers for the 2018/19 Heineken Champions Cup quarter-finals and their rankings at the conclusion of the pool stage are as follows:

1 Saracens (winner Pool 3 – 28 points)
2 Racing 92 (winner Pool 4 – 26 points)
3 Leinster Rugby (winner Pool 1 – 25 points)
4 Edinburgh Rugby (winner Pool 5 – 23 points)
5 Munster Rugby (winner Pool 2 – 21 points)
6 Ulster Rugby (best pool runner-up – 22 points)
7 Toulouse (second best pool runner-up – 21 points)
8 Glasgow Warriors (third best pool runner-up – 19 points)

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Heineken Champions Cup Round 6, Thomond Park, Limerick 19/1/2019
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The quarter-final matches to be played on 29/30/31 March are as follows:

QF 1: Saracens v Glasgow Warriors, Allianz Park
QF 2: Edinburgh Rugby v Munster Rugby, BT Murrayfield
QF 3: Leinster Rugby v Ulster Rugby, Aviva Stadium
QF 4: Racing 92 v Toulouse, Paris La Défense Arena

NB The exact dates, venues, kick-off times and TV coverage for the matches will be announced towards the end of the week.

Following confirmation of the Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final line-up, the possible semi-final pairings will be as follows:

SEMI-FINAL 1 – winner of QF 1: Saracens v Glasgow Warriors will play the winner of QF 2: Edinburgh Rugby v Munster Rugby

SEMI-FINAL 2 – winner of QF 3: Leinster Rugby v Ulster Rugby will play the winner of QF 4: Racing 92 v Toulouse

The semi-final matches will be played at venues designated by EPCR, and the following clubs will have home country advantage in their respective matches:

SEMI-FINAL 1

If Saracens (ranked No 1) and Edinburgh Rugby (ranked No 4) win their quarter-finals, Saracens will have home country advantage
If Saracens (ranked No 1) and Munster Rugby (ranked No 5) win their quarter-finals, Saracens will have home country advantage
If Edinburgh Rugby (ranked No 4) and Glasgow Warriors (ranked No 8) win their quarter-finals, the semi-final will be played in Scotland
If Munster Rugby (ranked No 5) and Glasgow Warriors (ranked No 8) win their quarter-finals, Munster will have home country advantage

SEMI-FINAL 2

If Racing 92 (ranked No 2) and Leinster Rugby (ranked No 3) win their quarter-finals, Racing 92 will have home country advantage
If Racing 92 (ranked No 2) and Ulster Rugby (ranked No 6) win their quarter-finals, Racing 92 will have home country advantage
If Leinster Rugby (ranked No 3) and Toulouse (ranked No 7) win their quarter-finals, Leinster will have home country advantage
If Ulster Rugby (ranked No 6) and Toulouse (ranked No 7) win their quarter-finals, Ulster will have home country advantage

Semi-finals: 19/20/21 April
2019 Heineken Champions Cup final: Saturday, 11 May; St James’ Park, Newcastle (17.00)

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