Sunday 21 July 2019

Champions Cup: How they stand and remaining fixtures as quarter-final picture becomes clearer

Adam Byrne, second from left, celebrates after scoring his side's fourth try with his Leinster team-mates, from left, Jordan Larmour, Josh van der Flier and Garry Ringrose
Adam Byrne, second from left, celebrates after scoring his side's fourth try with his Leinster team-mates, from left, Jordan Larmour, Josh van der Flier and Garry Ringrose
Ruaidhri O'Connor

Ruaidhri O'Connor

HALF of the teams participating in this year's Heineken Champions Cup are in the hunt for a quarter-final place ahead of next week's final round of pool games.

The last-eight picture is becoming clearer, but there will be a few twists and turns to come in the points race.

After ending final hosts Newcastle Falcons' interest in the tournament, Montpellier can upset the apple cart with a win away to Pool 5 leaders Edinburgh on Friday night that would see them top the pool and leave the Scots vulnerable.

Four points separate Saracens and Glasgow ahead of their Pool 3 meeting in Barnet on Saturday lunchtime, while Ulster can book their place with a result in Leicester as Racing look to secure Pool 4 at home to Scarlets.

On Saturday evening, Munster and Exeter meet with four points separating the sides and the Irish province could get a home quarter-final if Montpellier do them a favour.

And then on Sunday Leinster and Toulouse will expect to get the results they need against English opposition to see them through.

 

Race for the Quarter-finals

1  –   Saracens23

2  –  Racing 9221

3  –  Leinster20

4  –  Edinburgh19

5  –  Munster17

6  –  Glasgow Warriors19

7  –  Ulster 18

8  –  Toulouse 17

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9  –  Montpellier16

10 – Exeter Chiefs13

 

HOW THEY STAND

(Tables from epcrugby.com)

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REMAINING FIXTURES

Friday, Jan 18 - POOL 5

Newcastle Falcons v Toulon, 19.45

Edinburgh v Montpellier, 19.45

SATURDAY 19TH JANUARY

POOL 2

Castres v Gloucester, 17.30

Munster v Exeter Chiefs, 17.30

POOL 3

Saracens v Glasgow Warriors, 13.0

Cardiff Blues v Lyon, 13.0

POOL 4

Leicester Tigers v Ulster, 15.15

Racing 92 v Scarlets, 15.15

SUNDAY 20TH JANUARY

POOL 1

Wasps v Leinster, 15.15

Toulouse v Bath, 15.15

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