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Italian Teams out of Champions Cup ?
Tiggs (IP Logged)
18 May, 2017 12:16
[Seems most likely under new format]

Only the top 7 teams from Pro 12 will qualify, irrespective of their Country, with the Challenge Cup winners (or runners up) also getting a place from next season, and the top 6 from England and France, as now.



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Re: Italian Teams out of Champions Cup ?
Ayerza wannabe (IP Logged)
18 May, 2017 13:24
Makes sense.

Gives the Italian teams a chance to be more competitive.

 
Re: Italian Teams out of Champions Cup ?
penguin (IP Logged)
18 May, 2017 13:49
It will level up the groups a little without the obvious 10 points from the two games against Italian side.

 
Re: Italian Teams out of Champions Cup ?
18 May, 2017 20:40
Why seven from the Celtic League but only six from the Plumpyship?



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Re: Italian Teams out of Champions Cup ?
Tiggs (IP Logged)
18 May, 2017 21:12
As an Eng or Fr team will win the challenge cup?



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Re: Italian Teams out of Champions Cup ?
Yorkie (IP Logged)
18 May, 2017 22:13
Quote:
odd-shaped vagaries
Why seven from the Celtic League but only six from the Plumpyship?

Good point well made.

Should be 6 from each league + winner of previous season's pot or 7th from their league.



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Re: Italian Teams out of Champions Cup ?
Tiggs (IP Logged)
18 May, 2017 22:48
Bear in mind that there will be at least 6 Eng and Fr teams but only a max of 3 from any of the other nations, that is why 7 from the Rabid.



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Re: Italian Teams out of Champions Cup ?
Tigersfan1 (IP Logged)
18 May, 2017 23:07
Is there a max of 3 from any other nation though? Without having studied all the detail the headline seems to be top 7 from the Rabid irrespective of nation. So eg 4 of 4 (regions not clubs!) from Ireland could Even more likely get in? Whereas 6/12 from England, 6/14 from France. Seems to me a step back towards the days of automatic qualification for some.

 
Re: Italian Teams out of Champions Cup ?
Rich W (IP Logged)
19 May, 2017 08:09
That's exactly what it is - a Celtic land-grab. The fact that it will probably be good for the Italians to play in the Challenge Cup is by-the-by.



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Re: Italian Teams out of Champions Cup ?
Duncan Keene (IP Logged)
19 May, 2017 08:44
If these hadn't been the criteria in previous seasons (and results not changed as a result obviously) then treviso would have qualified once for champ cup. Edinburgh and zebre never.


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