VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS: All the Champions Cup action

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 07:12

ROUND FOUR: The European Champions Cup goes into the Christmas break after a bruising round of games across the continent this weekend.

Pro14 & Top14 teams dominated once again and now lead all but one of the pools, with Bath acting as the sole Premiership representative in the quarter-final rankings as things stand.

Ulster kicked off proceedings on Friday night as they hosted Harlequins at Ravenhill. Quins fielded a weakened team, having scuppered any chance of qualification last week.

Next up, Montpellier hosted Glasgow in France. Nemani Nadolo was the star of the show once again as he gave Tommy Seymour a game he won’t forget in a hurry.

Pro14 Champions Scarlets, travelled to Treviso to pick up some points on the road and remain in contention for Pool 5 honours.

Champions of England, Exeter, were out for revenge in Dublin against Leinster. One of the most physical games of the weekend saw three HIA’s in the first 20 minutes.

An all-French affair in Pool 4 as Racing 92 hosted Castres in a must-win for both teams. Racing will go on to contest for qualification with Munster, while Castres are all but out.

Thankfully for the Premiership, Bath is still flying the flag for English Rugby. Anthony Watson was in great form as they hosted Toulon at The Rec.

La Rochelle went into their game against Wasps unbeaten, but their record didn’t remain intact as the English side ran out comfortable winners against the French Champions.

Saracens were looking to end a 6 game losing streak as they travelled to France. A strong start saw them take a 13-0 lead, before Clermont came firing back.

The penultimate game of the weekend saw Northampton travel to Swansea to face Ospreys. The game held little significance for the Saints, but Ospreys were chasing a bonus point to remain in contention of Pool 2

The final game of the weekend saw Munster travel to Welford Road to take on Leicester. Full highlights will be available shortly.

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FIXTURE GMT VENUE
Sat, 20 January 2018
Montpellier v Leinster 13h00 Altrad Stadium
Glasgow Warriors v Exeter Chiefs 13h00 Scotstoun Stadium
Cheetahs v Kings 15h00 Bloemfontein
Saracens v Northampton Saints 15h15 Allianz Park
Clermont Auvergne v Ospreys 15h15 Stade Marcel-Michelin
Treviso v Bath 17h30 Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Scarlets v Toulon 17h30 Parc y Scarlets
Sun, 21 January 2018
Leicester Tigers v Racing Metro 13h00 Welford Road
Munster v Castres 13h00 Thomond Park
La Rochelle v Harlequins 15h15 Stade Marcel-Deflandre
Wasps v Ulster 15h15 Ricoh Arena
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Pool 1
Team P W D L Pts
Ulster 5 3 0 2 17
La Rochelle 5 3 0 2 16
Wasps 5 2 0 3 12
Harlequins 5 1 0 4 7
Pool 2
Team P W D L Pts
Clermont Auvergne 5 4 0 1 18
Ospreys 5 2 1 2 15
Saracens 5 2 1 2 13
Northampton Saints 5 1 0 4 6
Pool 3
Team P W D L Pts
Leinster 5 5 0 0 23
Exeter Chiefs 5 3 0 2 14
Montpellier 5 2 0 3 13
Glasgow Warriors 5 0 0 5 2
Pool 4
Team P W D L Pts
Munster 5 3 1 1 16
Racing Metro 5 3 0 2 15
Castres 5 2 1 2 12
Leicester Tigers 4 1 0 4 6
Pool 5
Team P W D L Pts
Toulon 5 4 0 1 18
Scarlets 5 3 0 2 17
Bath 5 3 0 2 13
Treviso 5 0 0 5 3