Champions Cup – All possible qualification scenarios for French clubs

CHAMPIONS CUP – As the last day of the group stage arrives this weekend, everything is still possible for most French clubs. Apart from Toulouse and La Rochelle which have already qualified and Castres which has already been eliminated, the other clubs will fight for their place in the top 8. We detail all the qualification scenarios here.

Pool A

Racing 92

Racing 92 will qualify if:

– he won at Leinster and Gloucester where the Harlequins lost

– he wins with the offensive bonus

– he draws, UBB wins without an attacking bonus against Gloucester and Lyon does not win against the Bulls

Racing 92 will be eliminated if:

– he loses at Leinster

– It draws and Lyon or Gloucester win or UBB wins with the attacking bonus

Lyons

Lyon will qualify if:

– he won with the offensive bonus against the Bulls and either Racing 92, Harlequins or Gloucester lost

– he wins and Gloucester and Racing 92 lose and UBB does not take the offensive bonus. If the UBB has the offensive bonus, everything will be played on the goal average.

– he draws, UBB wins without an attacking bonus against Gloucester and Lyon does not win against the Bulls

Lyon will be eliminated if:

– he loses against the Bulls

– it draws

– he wins without a bonus and Gloucester or Racing 92 wins

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— RUGBYRAMA (@RugbyramaFR) January 19, 2023

Bordeaux-Bègles

Bordeaux-Bègles will qualify if:

– he wins with the attacking bonus against Gloucester and two teams among Racing 92, Lyon and Harlequins lose

– it wins with the attacking bonus, Racing 92 or Harlequins lose, and Lyon does not win with the attacking bonus. Everything will then be played on the goal average between the UBB and Lyon

– he won without an offensive bonus and Racing 92 and Lyon lost

Bordeaux-Bègles will be eliminated if:

– he loses against Gloucester

– it draws

– he wins without a bonus but Lyon or Racing wins

Castres (already eliminated)

During his first three meetings in the competition, Castres lost without pocketing a single point. A situation which means that the Tarnais are already eliminated from the Champions Cup, whatever their result on the lawn of Exeter. The confrontation between Gloucester and the UBB condemns Castres. The challenge for the Co is now to be donated to the Challenge Cup, finishing either ninth or tenth.

Pool B

Toulouse (already qualified):

With thirteen points, Stade Toulousain has already qualified for the round of 16 of the competition. Ugo Mola’s men can secure first place in the pool in the event of a bonus victory against Munster. If ever the Haut-Garonnais finish first, they will have the advantage of receiving in the round of 16, in the quarters and in the semis.

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— RUGBYRAMA (@RugbyramaFR) January 19, 2023

La Rochelle (already qualified):

Like Toulouse, the Rochelais have still not lost in this Champions Cup and have 13 points. Second at the dawn of this fourth day, the Maritimes can still hope to steal the group leader’s place from Toulouse if they take more points than them this weekend. On the move on the lawn of Northampton, the proteges of Ronan O’Gara can also snatch the number one position from Haut-Garonne in the event of a very large victory.

Montpelier:

The MHR will qualify if:

– he won against the London Irish at the GGL Stadium

– he bows and Clermont does not win with the Stormers

– he lost with the defensive bonus and neither Clermont nor Sale won in their respective matches

The MHR will be eliminated if:

– it draws and Clermont then Sale win

– he lost with zero points and Clermont won then Ulster pocketed five points against Sale

– he lost with the defensive bonus and Clermont then Sale won

Clermont:

Clermont qualified if:

– he wins with the offensive bonus at the Stormers

– he wins without the offensive bonus to the Stormers and Ulster brings down Sale

Clermont eliminated if:

– he lost to the Stormers and Sale won in Ulster

– he lost to the Stormers with zero points and Ulster won against Sale

– he pockets the defensive bonus and Sale snatches a draw in Ulster

– he draws against the Stormers and Sale wins

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