Sun 22 Jan 2017 | 05:43

Champions Cup knock-outs confirmed

Champions Cup knock-outs confirmed
Sun 22 Jan 2017 | 05:43

Champions Cup knock-outs confirmed

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Defending champions Saracens, Munster, Glasgow, Toulon, Leinster and Clermont secured their spots in the last eight on Saturday while Wasps' 41-27 victory over Zebre on Sunday ensured them Pool Two's top spot.

Toulouse ensured their passage into the knockout stage when they edged Connacht 19-10 to finish second in Pool Two and a place in the last-eight as a best runner-up.

Champions Cup qualifiers and rank:

1 Clermont (winner Pool Five – 26 points)
2 Munster (winner Pool One – 24 points)
3 Saracens (winner Pool Three – 24 points)
4 Leinster (winner Pool Four – 23 points)
5 Wasps (winner Pool Two – 22 points)
6 Glasgow Warriors (best pool runner-up – 19 points)
7 Toulouse (second best pool runner-up – 18 points)
8 Toulon (third best pool runner-up – 16 points)

Champions Cup quarterfinals:
(matches to be played on March 31 and April 1-2)

Clermont v Toulon
Leinster v Wasps
Saracens v Glasgow Warriors
Munster v Toulouse

The semi-final pairings to be played on April 21/22/23:

Semi-final 1: Clermont/Toulon v Leinster/Wasps

Semi-final 2: Saracens/Glasgow Warriors v Munster/Toulouse

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 quarterfinal match away from home.

The semi-final matches will be played at venues designated by EPCR, and the following clubs will have home advantage in their respective matches:

Semi-final One
If Clermont (ranked one) and Leinster (ranked four) win their quarter-finals, Clermont will have home advantage.
If Clermont (ranked one) and Wasps (ranked five) win their quarter-finals, Wasps will have home advantage.
If Toulon (ranked eight) and Leinster (ranked four) win their quarter-finals, Toulon will have home advantage.
If Toulon (ranked eight) and Wasps (ranked five) win their quarter-finals, Wasps will have home advantage.

Semi-final Two
If Saracens (ranked three) and Munster (ranked two) win their quarter-finals, Munster will have home advantage.
If Saracens (ranked three) and Toulouse (ranked seven) win their quarter-finals, Toulouse will have home advantage.
If Glasgow Warriors (ranked six) and Munster (ranked seven) win their quarter-finals, Glasgow will have home advantage.
If Glasgow Warriors (ranked six) and Toulouse (ranked seven) win their quarter-finals, Glasgow will have home advantage.

Champions Cup Final: Saturday, May 13 (BT Murrayfield; 17.00 GMT)

PV: 2
Champions Cup Knock-outs Confirmed | Rugby365