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Champions Cup State Of Play

12th January 2023 By The Editor

Antoine Frisch in action for Munster against Northampton Saints.

Antoine Frisch in action for Munster against Northampton Saints.

After Friday and Saturday’s action, Munster have qualified for the Champions Cup round of 16.

Munster face Toulouse at a sold-out Stade Ernest-Wallon in the final Pool B game of the weekend on Sunday at 3.15pm Irish time/4.15pm French time (live on BT Sport, France TV, beIN Sports, SuperSport & FloRugby).

Munster are sixth in the table and will finish in the top eight to advance with the top four teams earning a home round of 16 tie. Unlike last year, the round of 16 will not be played over two legs.

See the remaining final round fixtures below, qualification rules and the Pool B table.

Scroll further down for the Pool A table along with round of 16 info.

Pool B Remaining Fixtures

*Kick-offs in Irish time

Sunday, January 22

Montpellier v London Irish, GGL Stadium, 1pm;

Stade Toulousain v Munster Rugby, Stade Ernest Wallon, 3.15pm;

See the full table here.

If two or more clubs in the same pool are equal on match points, their ranking will be determined as follows:
(i) the best aggregate points difference from the pool stage; or
(ii) if equal, the number of tries scored in the pool stage; or
(iii) if equal, the club with the fewest number of players suspended for disciplinary incidents in the pool stage; or
(iv) if equal, by drawing lots.

Pool A Remaining Fixture

Sunday, January 22

Edinburgh Rugby v Saracens, DAM Health Stadium, 5.30pm;

See the full table here.

Round of 16

2.6 The eight highest-ranked clubs in Pool A and the eight highest-ranked clubs in Pool B will qualify for the Round of 16 which will be played over one match as follows:

R16 1: Number 1-ranked club in Pool A v Number 8-ranked club in Pool B
R16 2: Number 2-ranked club in Pool A v Number 7-ranked club in Pool B
R16 3: Number 3-ranked club in Pool A v Number 6-ranked club in Pool B
R16 4: Number 4-ranked club in Pool A v Number 5-ranked club in Pool B
R16 5: Number 4-ranked club in Pool B v Number 5-ranked club in Pool A
R16 6: Number 3-ranked club in Pool B v Number 6-ranked club in Pool A
R16 7: Number 2-ranked club in Pool B v Number 7-ranked club in Pool A
R16 8: Number 1-ranked club in Pool B v Number 8-ranked club in Pool A
NB The clubs ranked numbers 1, 2, 3 and 4 from Pool A and Pool B will have home advantage in the Round of 16.

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