European Rugby Cup quarter finals confirmed

The European Challenge Cup and Rugby Champions Cups

With the completion of the final round of the Pool stage of the European Rugby Champions Cup the last eight teams have been decided.

Saracens finished the stage in first place, Leicester are second, Racing third and Wasps finished fourth.

Exeter Chiefs finished in fifth place, Toulon in sixth, Stade Francais in 8th place.

The quarter finals are therefore as follows.

Quarter-Final 1 : Saracens vs Northampton Saints

Quarter-Final 2 : Wasps v Exeter Chiefs

Quarter-Final 3 : Racing 92 v Toulon

Quarter-Final 4 : Leicester Tigers v Stade Francais

The draw means that the winner of the Saracens vs Northampton Saints will play the winner of the Wasps v Exeter Chiefs match so at least one Semi-finalist will be English.

The winner of QF1: Saracens v Northampton Saints will play the winner of QF2: Wasps v Exeter Chiefs in Semi-final 1

In the second Semi-final the winner of the Racing 92 v Toulon will play the winner of the Leicester Tigers v Stade Francais.

The winner of QF3: Racing 92 v RC Toulon will play the winner of QF4: Leicester Tigers v Stade Francais Paris in Semi-final 2

There are five out of eight teams English and three French teams which means no representation in the last eight from Ireland, Wales and Italian teams which makes this the first time in European Rugby history that there are no Pro 12 teams.

Meanwhile the Challenge Cup quarter finals are as follows:

Quarter-Final 1 : Gloucester v Newport Dragons
Quarter-Final 2 : Grenoble v Connacht
Quarter-Final 3 : Harlequins v London Irish
Quarter-Final 4 : Sale Sharks v Montpellier


Harlequins or London Irish v Gloucester or Newport

Sale Sharks or Montpellier v Grenoble or Connacht

Matches to be played April 22-24

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