European Rugby Champions Cup Results

The 2018 European Rugby Champions Cup will be the 5th season of the premier club rugby competition in Europe. It replaced the Heineken Cup.

Teams play in 5 pools of 4 teams and will play each team in their pool twice, home and away.

Following pool play, the top team from each pool and the best 3 runners-up will progress to the play-offs: quarter-finals, semi-finals and the final.

There will be 20 teams playing in the competition, the top 6 teams from the English Premiership, the top 6 teams from the French Top 14, and 7 teams from the Pro 14. In a change from previous years, the 20th team was awarded a place from new criteria rather than a qualifying match.

The 20th place was awarded the team that met the following criteria (in this order):

  1. Champions Cup winner, if not already qualified
  2. Challenge Cup winner if not already qualified
  3. Challenge Cup losing finalist, if not already qualified
  4. Challenge Cup semi-finalist, if not already qualified. or the winner of a play-off between both semi-finalists if both have not already qualified
  5. Highest ranked non-qualified club by virtue of league position from the same league as the Champions Cup winner

With the inclusion of South African teams in the Pro 14 competition, qualification criteria from that competition was also changed.

  • The top 3 sides from each conference automatically qualify, regardless of the country they come from
  • The next best placed eligible team in each conference complete in a one-off match for the last place

Gloucester qualify for the 20th place as the losing club in the Challenge Cup final.

Ulster qualify following the Pro 14 play-off match against Ospreys, won by Ulster 35-17


The teams playing in the competition are:

England

  • Saracens
  • Gloucester
  • Leicester Tigers
  • Bath
  • Wasps
  • Exeter Chiefs
  • Newcastle Falcons

France

  • Toulon
  • Lyon
  • Racing 92
  • Toulouse
  • Montpellier
  • Castres Olympique


Ireland

  • Leinster
  • Munster
  • Ulster

Wales

  • Cardiff Blues
  • Scarlets

Scotland

  • Glasgow Warriors
  • Edinburgh

   

Champions Cup
Pool 1
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against BP Points
Leinster 6 5 1 204 88 5 25
Toulouse 6 5 1 149 136 1 21
Bath 6 1 4 1 115 152 4 10
Wasps 6 5 1 116 208 2 4
Pool 2
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against BP Points
Munster 6 4 1 1 138 72 3 21
Exeter Chiefs 6 2 3 1 124 104 4 14
Castres Olympique 6 3 3 97 142 2 14
Gloucester 6 2 4 122 163 1 9
Pool 3
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against BP Points
Saracens 6 6 185 81 4 28
Glasgow Warriors 6 4 2 147 119 3 19
Cardiff Blues 6 2 4 138 174 2 10
Lyon 6 6 87 183 0
Pool 4
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against BP Points
Racing 92 6 5 1 196 121 6 26
Ulster 6 5 1 131 128 2 22
Scarlets 6 1 5 145 170 3 7
Leicester Tigers 6 1 5 115 168 3 7
Pool 5
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against BP Points
Edinburgh 6 5 1 154 83 3 23
Montpellier 6 3 3 158 116 4 16
Toulon 6 2 4 134 180 2 10
Newcastle Falcons 6 2 4 102 169 1 9
 Qualifiers - Pool winners and 3 best runners up

 


Fixtures and Results

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October 19

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December 7

  

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March 30

  

  

March 31

  

  

April 20

April 21 

  

  

May 11

Leinster

Bath

Montpellier

Exeter Chiefs

Scarlets

Ulster

Gloucester

Lyon

Toulon

Glasgow Warriors


Leicester Tigers

Munster

Castres Olympique

Edinburgh

Wasps

Saracens

Racing 92

Newcastle Falcons

Toulouse

Cardiff Blues


Edinburgh

Scarlets

Lyon

Exeter Chiefs

Bath

Toulon

Wasps

Saracens

Munster

Racing 92


Gloucester

Ulster

Cardiff Blues

Glasgow Warriors

Toulouse

Leinster

Castres Olympique

Leicester Tigers

Montpellier

Newcastle Falcons


Gloucester

Leinster

Montpellier

Bath

Ulster

Toulon

Scarlets

Exeter Chiefs

Lyon

Glasgow Warriors


Newcastle Falcons

Edinburgh

Saracens

Cardiff Blues

Leicester Tigers

Racing 92

Castres Olympique

Munster

Toulouse

Wasps


Quarter-Finals

Edinburgh

Saracens

Leinster

Racing 92

    

Semi-Finals

Saracens

Leinster

     

Final

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Wasps

Toulouse

Edinburgh

Munster

Racing 92

Leicester Tigers

Castres Olympique

Cardiff Blues

Newcastle Falcons

Saracens


Scarlets

Gloucester

Exeter Chiefs

Toulon

Bath

Lyon

Ulster

Montpellier

Leinster

Glasgow Warriors


Newcastle Falcons

Ulster

Glasgow Warriors

Gloucester

Leinster

Montpellier

Toulouse

Cardiff Blues

Castres Olympique

Leicester Tigers


Exeter Chiefs

Scarlets

Saracens

Lyon

Wasps

Bath

Munster

Racing 92

Toulon

Edinburgh


Munster

Toulouse

Newcastle Falcons

Wasps

Racing 92

Edinburgh

Leicester Tigers

Castres Olympique

Saracens

Cardiff Blues


Toulon

Montlellier

Glasgow Warriors

Lyon

Ulster

Scarlets

Gloucester

Exeter Chiefs

Bath

Leinster

  

  

Munster

Glasgow Warriors

Ulster

Toulouse

     

     

Munster

Toulouse

       

       

Leinster

Dublin

Bath

Montpellier

Exeter

Llanelli

Belfast

Gloucester

Lyon

Toulon

Glasgow


Leicester

Limerick

Castres

Edinburgh

Coventry

Barnet

Paris

Newcastle

Toulouse

Cardiff


Edinburgh

Llanelli

Lyon

Exeter

Bath

Toulon

Coventry

Barnet

Limerick

Paris


Gloucester

Belfast

Cardiff

Glasgow

Toulouse

Dublin

Castres

Leicester

Montpellier

Newcastle


Gloucester

Dublin

Montpellier

Bath

Belfast

Toulon

Llanelli

Exeter

Lyon

Glasgow


Newcastle

Edinburgh

Barnet

Cardiff

Leicester

Paris

Castres

Limerick

Toulouse

Coventry

  

   

Edinburgh

Barnet

Dublin

Paris

  

  

Coventry

Dublin  

  

  

Newcastle

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10

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24

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45

36

29

40

35

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28

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31

24

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19

10

38

16

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30

36


17

30

14

21

42

42

13

11

34

8


15

29

45

18

26

17

33

34

10

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24

19

38

33

13

46

24

9

20

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32

30

  

  

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15

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14

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30

26

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27

22

25

14

35

10

12

20

27

29


13

25

42

27

17

28

24

25

5

26


29

15

26

10

27

15

12

34

13

21


41

13

8

16

22

28

10

12

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24


27

10

19

14

14

33

22

7

17

37

   

   

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