European
Professional Club Rugby
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Challenge Cup
Champions Cup
Finals Bilbao 2018
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 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 losing Challenge Cup 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 PRO14, Premiership and the 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. One of the finalists will be either the Continental Shield holders, Enisei-STM, or Krasny Yar, who will play off over two legs. Both Enisei-STM and Krasny Yar have received a bye into the knockout stage of the competition due to their participation in this season's Challenge Cup and to their success in last season's Shield.

Aviva Premiership
Pos

Team
Team
Pl
W
D
L
PF
PA
Diff
TF
TA
TB
LB
1No changeExeter Chiefs201505543318225693711475
2No changeSaracens20140661832429473368367
3UpWasps2012175404509069548361
4UpNewcastle Falcons201307408444-3649527059
5DownLeicester Tigers2012084794344555514557
6UpGloucester Rugby201118458492-3461588256
7DownSale Sharks20100105244626263529554
8No changeBath Rugby209011466492-2648636446
9No changeHarlequins207013449555-10655655336
10No changeNorthampton Saints207013448585-13756733536
11No changeWorcester Warriors206014364556-19244694331
12No changeLondon Irish203017352537-18537693722

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 WarriorsGlasgow181413512299213663011170
2No changeMunster RugbyMunster201307544337207753910567
3No changeToyota CheetahsCheetahs2011095805344671669558
4No changeCardiff BluesBlues2011094794562354575453
5No changeOspreysOspreys198011350427-7740525340
6No changeConnacht RugbyConnacht206014398467-6946534634
7No changeZebre Rugby ClubZebre185013342494-15241643427

Conference B
Pos

Team
Team
Pl
W
D
L
PF
PA
Diff
TF
TA
TB
LB
Pts
1No changeLeinster RugbyLeinster201415591327264823910270
2No changeScarletsScarlets20131649535713864428365
3No changeEdinburgh RugbyEdinburgh20140647035611459417164
4No changeUlster RugbyUlster1911174784433561567255
5No changeBenetton RugbyBenetton201109398429-3149536454
6No changeDragonsDragons202216370639-26942894420
7No changeSouthern KingsKings201019358800-442461154311
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