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Champions Cup Semi-finals

Following the pool stage, the clubs ranked 1 to 4 will have home advantage for the quarter-finals as follows:

QF1: Leinster Rugby v Saracens
QF2: Scarlets v La Rochelle
QF3: Munster Rugby v RC Toulon
QF4: ASM Clermont Auvergne v Racing 92

NB: The format for the semi-final matches in the Champions Cup recognises performances by clubs during the pool stages as well as the achievement of clubs winning quarter-final matches away from home.

The winner of QF1 will play the winner of QF2 in one semi-final, and the winner of QF3 will play the winner of QF4 in the other semi-final as follows:

Semi-final 1: Leinster Rugby or Saracens v Scarlets or La Rochelle
Semi-final 2: Munster Rugby or RC Toulon v ASM Clermont Auvergne or Racing 92

The semi-final matches will be played at venues designated by EPCR, but the following clubs will have home country advantage in their respective semi-final matches:

(a) For Semi-final 1

If Leinster Rugby (ranked 1) and Scarlets (ranked 4) win their QFs, Leinster will have home country advantage

If
Leinster Rugby (ranked 1) and La Rochelle (ranked 5) win their QFs, La Rochelle will have home country advantage

If Saracens (ranked 8) and Scarlets (ranked 4) win their QFs, Saracens will have home country advantage

If
Saracens (ranked 8) and La Rochelle (ranked 5) win their QFs, La Rochelle will have home country advantage

(b) For Semi-final 2

If Munster Rugby (ranked 3) and ASM Clermont Auvergne (ranked 2) win their QFs, Clermont will have home country advantage

If Munster Rugby (ranked 3) and Racing 92 (ranked 7) win their QFs, Racing 92 will have home country advantage

If RC Toulon (ranked 6) and ASM Clermont Auvergne (ranked 2) win their QFs, RC Toulon will have home country advantage

If RC Toulon (ranked 6) and Racing 92 (ranked 7) win their QFs, RC Toulon will have home country advantage

2.5 The final match will be played at a venue designated by EPCR.

2.6 In the event of a tie at full-time in the quarter-finals, semi-finals or final, extra time of 10 minutes each way will be played. If the scores remain tied, the winner will be determined as follows:
(a) the club that scored the most tries in the match (including extra time) or
(b) if equal, by a place-kick competition.

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