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Martynwilliamsno1fan (IP Logged)
07 May, 2017 10:00
Anybody knows that's happening, Stade if they beat Gloucester on Friday, automatically qualify for the Champions Cup. How are we fixed then, do we play the 8th team next in Top14 or do qualify for the final by default?

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Ahp (IP Logged)
07 May, 2017 11:26
As I understand it the challenge cup winner gets their country's place in the playoff, so, if Gloucester win we face them, otherwise Northampton.

Re: Stade Francais
Smudgerbue (IP Logged)
07 May, 2017 17:05
The winner of the Challenge Cup takes the spot in the play-off, instead of the 7th placed team in the league, if the winner is English or French.

Stade finished 7th so even if they lose the final they still qualify for the play-off.

We have Stade and Connacht have either Gloucester (Cup) or Northampton (7th).

Re: Stade Francais
Martynwilliamsno1fan (IP Logged)
07 May, 2017 17:38
What if they win the final, who do we play then (Brive). I cant see how you can make arrangements to go to Paris, because it might change.

Re: Stade Francais
Bluesmudger (IP Logged)
07 May, 2017 18:03
If they win the final they still have to play us in the play-off.

They isn't an automatic spot in the Champions Cup for the winners of the Challenge Cup.

Re: Stade Francais
Bluesmudger (IP Logged)
07 May, 2017 18:05
The automatic spot went when it stopped being the Heineken Cup.

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