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What if it is a draw?

SPOTLIGHT: If a Champions Cup or Challenge Cup Final is drawn at the end of normal time, there is a series of tiebreakers.


First, two 10-minute periods of extra time will be played.

If the teams are still tied at the end of extra time, the match will be decided by who has scored the most tries.

If both teams at the end of extra time have scored the same number of tries, a place kick competition will decide who progresses.

There have been two place kick competitions to date in the history of the tournament.

The first, in 2009, was won by Leicester Tigers against the Cardiff Blues at the Principality Stadium at the semifinal stage.

The second in 2022 was won by Stade Toulousain against Munster at the at Lansdowne Road at the quarterfinal stage.


In place kick competitions, each team will be asked to nominate three goalkickers.

The kickers need not be predetermined, but they must come from the players on the pitch at the final whistle.

No substituted or dismissed player will be permitted to take part.

The end of the stadium at which the competition takes place will be determined by a toss of a coin.


The team to kick first will also be determined by a toss of a coin.

Each kicker will have two kicks from designated positions on the 22 and 10-metre lines and after each team has completed their six kicks a winner will be declared.

If the teams remain deadlocked, the competition will continue on a sudden-death basis.

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