European
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 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 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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