Champions Cup, Challenge Cup quarter-finals confirmed

Date published: January 22 2017

Following confirmation of the Champions Cup quarter-final line-up, the 2016/17 semi-final pairings will be as follows:

Semi-final 1 – winner of QF 1: ASM Clermont Auvergne v RC Toulon will play the winner of QF 2: Leinster v Wasps

Semi-final 2 – winner of QF 3: Saracens v Glasgow Warriors will play the winner of QF 4: Munster v Toulouse

NB The format for the semi-final matches in the Champions Cup recognises performances by clubs during the pool stage as well as the achievement of winning a quarter-final match away from home.

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 ASM Clermont Auvergne (ranked 1) and Leinster (ranked 4) win their quarter-finals, Clermont will have home country advantage

If ASM Clermont Auvergne (ranked 1) and Wasps (ranked 5) win their quarter-finals, Wasps will have home country advantage

If RC Toulon (ranked 8) and Leinster Rugby (ranked 4) win their quarter-finals, Toulon will have home country advantage

If RC Toulon (ranked 8) and Wasps (ranked 5) win their quarter-finals, Wasps will have home country advantage

Semi-final 2

If Saracens (ranked 3) and Munster (ranked 2) win their quarter-finals, Munster will have home country advantage

If Saracens (ranked 3) and Toulouse (ranked 7) win their quarter-finals, Toulouse will have home country advantage

If Glasgow Warriors (ranked 6) and Munster Rugby (ranked 2) win their quarter-finals, Glasgow will have home country advantage

If Glasgow Warriors (ranked 6) and Toulouse (ranked 7) win their quarter-finals, Glasgow will have home country advantage

Quarter-finals: March 31 / April 1/2

Semi-finals: April 21/22/23

2017 Champions Cup final: Saturday, May 13; Murrayfield (17:00)


Following confirmation of the Challenge Cup quarter-final line-up, the 2016/17 semi-final pairings will be as follows:

Semi-final 1 – winner of QF 1: Ospreys v Stade Français will play the winner of QF 2: Bath v Brive

Semi-final 2 – winner of QF 3: Edinburgh v La Rochelle will play the winner of QF 4: Gloucester v Cardiff Blues

NB The format for the semi-final matches in the Challenge Cup recognises performances by clubs during the pool stage as well as the achievement of winning a quarter-final match away from home.

The following clubs will have home venue advantage in their respective semi-final matches:

Semi-final 1

If Ospreys (ranked 1) and Bath (ranked 4) win their quarter-finals, Ospreys will have home venue advantage

If Ospreys (ranked 1) and Brive (ranked 5) win their quarter-finals, Brive will have home venue advantage

If Stade Francais Paris (ranked 8) and Bath Rugby (ranked 4) win their quarter-finals, Stade Francais Paris will have home venue advantage

If Stade Francais Paris (ranked 8) and Brive (ranked 5) win their quarter-finals, Brive will have home venue advantage

Semi-final 2

If Edinburgh (ranked 3) and Gloucester (ranked 2) win their quarter-finals, Gloucester will have home venue advantage

If Edinburgh (ranked No 3) and Cardiff Blues (ranked 7) win their quarter-finals, Cardiff Blues will have home venue advantage

If La Rochelle (ranked 6) and Gloucester (ranked 2) win their quarter-finals, La Rochelle will have home venue advantage

If La Rochelle (ranked 6) and Cardiff Blues (ranked 7) win their quarter-finals, La Rochelle will have home venue advantage

Quarter-finals: March 31 / April 1/2

Semi-finals: April 21/22/23

2017 Champions Cup final: Friday, May 12; Murrayfield (20:00)

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