Don’t worry, rugby fans. It’s over. Now that the final round of games in the European Champions Cup pool stages is completed, it means you no longer need to hurt your brain trying to figure out permutations. Winning/losing bonus points, head-to-head ties, best runner-up spots, and home quarter-finals… It’s all confirmed now.
The quarter-final line-up for the European Champions Cup is confirmed. We now head into the Six Nations with these mammoth four games to look forward to on the other end.
European Champions Cup quarter-finals:
Leinster vs Saracens
Scarlets vs La Rochelle
Clermont vs Racing 92
Munster vs Toulon
European Champions Cup semi-finals:
Leinster/Saracens vs Scarlets/La Rochelle
Clermont/Racing 92 vs Munster/Toulon
After six wins in their six games to date, Leinster head to the quarter-finals as the top seeds, where they will face reigning champions Saracens, who qualified courtesy of Wasps’ win over Ulster.
Munster’s bonus point win over Castres ensures that they will host three-time winners Toulon at Thomond Park.
Scarlets will enjoy home advantage against La Rochelle, while there will be an all-French clash between Racing and Clermont.