Challenge Cup 2018/19

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3 weeks 6 days ago #64620 by MulMan
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They used to, but Virgin Media have the rights now so there'll be highlights of the game tomorrow along with the other provinces at 10.10pm I think.

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3 weeks 6 days ago #64621 by MulMan
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The quarter-final matches to be played on 29/30/31 March are as follows:

QF 1: ASM Clermont Auvergne v Northampton Saints
QF 2: Worcester Warriors v Harlequins
QF 3: Sale Sharks v Connacht Rugby
QF 4: La Rochelle v Bristol Bears

Dates and all that yet to be confirmed.
However, as I understand it if Bristol and ourselves both won (I know big if) we would play the semi at home.

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3 weeks 5 days ago - 3 weeks 5 days ago #64627 by fatgav
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Edited to fix an error. Was working off old info
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3 weeks 4 days ago #64635 by RockSalt
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Interesting. On the Bristol forum they say if both Connacht and they win then Bristol will be at home.

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3 weeks 4 days ago #64637 by pinky
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No, Bristol are definitely away either way as they're 7th seeds.
Under last season's rules, Connacht would have been guaranteed a home semi if they won. But for some reason they changed that perfectly sensible rule and now semi-final home advantage is decided purely on the basis of pool seeding, higher seed at home. So we'd be away to La Rochelle or home to Bristol.

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3 weeks 4 days ago #64638 by salmson
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"If the clubs ranked 6 and 7 win their QFs, the club ranked 6 will have home venue advantage"

www.epcrugby.com/challenge-cup/format/rules/
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3 weeks 2 days ago #64678 by neill_m
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QF details expected to be confirmed on Friday morning.
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3 weeks 1 day ago #64687 by neill_m
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Friday 29 March
QF 3: Sale Sharks v Connacht Rugby, AJ Bell Stadium (19.45); BT Sport / beIN SPORTS

Saturday 30 March
QF 2: Worcester Warriors v Harlequins, Sixways (20.15) BT Sport / beIN SPORTS

Sunday 31 March
QF 4: La Rochelle v Bristol Bears, Stade Marcel Deflandre (13.45) beIN SPORTS / BT Sport
QF 1: ASM Clermont Auvergne v Northampton Saints (19.00) FR 4 / beIN SPORTS / BT Sport
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3 weeks 19 hours ago #64704 by superconnacht7
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Cheers Lads, interesting how we have to wait until Sunday afternoon (after our game on Friday night) to find out if we play Bristol Bears in the semi.

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3 weeks 18 hours ago #64709 by pinky
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Good to see that none of the fixtures clash with the Champions Cup and they're all televised. So after dealing with Sale, we can spend the rest of the weekend watching rugby.
There's even a chance to get up to Murrayfield or across to Dublin in time for one or other of them (though Edinburgh probably involves too early a start).

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1 day 2 hours ago #64926 by neill_m
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Sale/Connacht - Mathieu Raynal
Worcester/Quins - Alexandre Ruiz
La Rochelle/Bristol - John Lacey
Clermont/Saints - George Clancy

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