URC quarterfinals confirmed
SPOTLIGHT: The first-ever quarterfinal line-up in the United Rugby Championship has been set following the thrilling completion of Round 18.
Two quarterfinal games will occur in the United Kingdom and Ireland, while two fixtures will be hosted in South Africa.
The URC quarterfinal fixtures will take place on Friday, June 3 and Saturday, June 4 with kick-off times to be confirmed early next week following consultation with host broadcasters.
Leinster, Stormers, Ulster and Bulls have all earned the right to host home quarterfinal games – against Glasgow Warriors, Edinburgh, Munster and Sharks.
League rankings determine which teams were placed into each quarterfinal fixture with home advantage in the semifinals going to the winners of Quarterfinal One and Quarterfinal Two.
Home advantage for the URC Final will go to the team with the highest ranking.
United Rugby Championship quarterfinals (Friday, June 3 & Saturday, June 4)
1. Leinster v Glasgow Warriors
2. Stormers v Edinburgh
3. Ulster v Munster
4. Bulls v Sharks
Rankings for the URC quarterfinal were determined by each team’s placing in the league table:
1. Leinster 67 points
2. Stormers 61 points
3. Ulster 59 points
4. Bulls 58 points
5. Sharks 57 points
6. Munster 56 points
7. Edinburgh 54 points
8. Glasgow Warriors 50 points
Confirmation of United Rugby Championship Shield winners 2021/22:
Irish Shield: Leinster
South African Shield: Stormers
Welsh Shield: Ospreys
Scottish x Italian Shield: Edinburgh