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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 changeWaspsWasps201613645455190835712179
2No changeExeter ChiefsChiefs201334597420177765013374
3No changeSaracensSaracens20151453730123660237372
4No changeLeicester TigersTigers2012084984049452435457
5No changeBath RugbyBath2011094183932543434553
6UpNorthampton SaintsSaints209011442434847425748
7DownHarlequinsQuins2010010480491-1157615247
8No changeGloucester RugbyGloucester2072114934593455546846
9No changeNewcastle FalconsFalcons208012375540-16551714440
10No changeSale SharksSharks206113426530-10450626436
11No changeWorcester WarriorsWarriors205213429618-18951725231
12No changeBristol RugbyBristol203017346641-29538851619

TOP 14

PRO12
Pos

Team
Team
Pl
W
D
L
PF
PA
Diff
TF
TA
TB
LB
Pts
1No changeLeinster RugbyLeinster201703630343287864211079
2No changeMunster RugbyMunster20170351828823065297176
3UpScarletsScarlets20150546733413356377067
4DownOspreysOspreys201307515310205693610365
5No changeUlster RugbyUlster20131649433416064436464
6No changeGlasgow WarriorsGlasgow2011094924048867479457
7UpCardiff BluesBlues209110452450254553445
8DownConnacht RugbyConnacht209011391418-2744495344
9No changeEdinburgh RugbyEdinburgh204016347453-10641551623
10No changeNewport Gwent DragonsDragons204016324519-19534661421
11UpBenetton RugbyBenetton Rugby204016283627-34432871219
12DownZebre RugbyZebre203017291724-433351011518
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