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    ECC QF Line up 2017

    42.ie has Munster looking at Toulouse in Thomond Park

    http://www.the42.ie/champions-cup-ex...69731-Jan2017/

    Wasps look to be the other challenger, with outside possibility of Leinster away

    Prediction:
    1. Saracens: 27 points
    2. Clermont: 26
    3. Munster: 25
    4. Leinster: 25
    5. Wasps: 22
    6. Toulouse: 18
    7. Glasgow: 18
    8. Montpellier: 17
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    #2
    Can anyone remember the semi final seeding?


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      #3
      Praying we get Toulouse that'd be brilliant

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        #4
        Home to Toulouse if we win next week. Away to Wasps if we don't I'd wager.


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          #5
          From the Nigels' Cup Site

          The clubs ranked 1 to 4 will have home advantage for the quarter-finals as follows:
          Club 1 v Club 8 (QF1)
          Club 4 v Club 5 (QF2)
          Club 3 v Club 6 (QF3)
          Club 2 v Club 7 (QF4)


          NB The format for the semi-final matches in the Champions Cup recognises performances by clubs during the pool stages as well as the achievement of clubs winning quarter-final matches away from home.
          The winner of QF1 will play the winner of QF2 in one semi-final, and the winner of QF3 will play the winner of QF4 in the other semi-final as follows:
          Semi-final 1: winner QF1 v winner QF2
          Semi-final 2: winner QF3 v winner QF4

          The semi-final matches will be played at venues designated by EPCR, but the following clubs will have home country advantage in their respective semi-final matches:
          (a) For Semi-final 1
          If the clubs ranked 1 and 4 win their QFs, the club ranked 1 will have home country

          If the clubs ranked 1 and 5 win their QFs, the club ranked 5 will have home country advantage

          If the clubs ranked 8 and 4 win their QFs, the club ranked 8 will have home country advantage

          If the clubs ranked 8 and 5 win their QFs, the club ranked 5 will have home country advantage
          (b) For Semi-final 2
          If the clubs ranked 3 and 2 win their QFs, the club ranked 2 will have home country advantage
          If the clubs ranked 3 and 7 win their QFs, the club ranked 7 will have home country advantage
          If the clubs ranked 6 and 2 win their QFs, the club ranked 6 will have home country advantage
          If the clubs ranked 6 and 7 win their QFs, the club ranked 6 will have home country advantage

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            #6
            The problem with finishing third or fourth is that neither the third-or fourth-ranked teams can get a home Semi-Final.

            Finishing fifth and away to Leinster would be nice. That would mean a home draw in the Semi-final against the first-ranked team, Sarries or Clermont. Second choice would be away to Wasps.

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              #7
              I'd like to avoid Leinster at all costs tbh.
              I am the million man.

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                #8
                Ok so don't finish as the third or fourth seed if you want to win the thing. Come fifth, beat wasps away (very doable, revenge for 2004) and we have sarrues in the Aviva.


                In other news if the Westies get five against zebre and wasps give Toulouse nothing we could have south v west in Dublin
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                  #9
                  Sorry missed piquets post
                  Seven social sins: politics without principles, wealth without work, pleasure without conscience, knowledge without character, commerce without morality, science without humanity, and worship without sacrifice



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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Piquet View Post
                    The problem with finishing third or fourth is that neither the third-or fourth-ranked teams can get a home Semi-Final.

                    Finishing fifth and away to Leinster would be nice. That would mean a home draw in the Semi-final against the first-ranked team, Sarries or Clermont. Second choice would be away to Wasps.
                    So if we get 9 points from our next 2 games and end up as third or fourth seeds then we'll have a home quarter final.

                    While that's a good thing, it guarantees that we can't get a home semi if we win?


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                      #11
                      That's about it.

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                        #12
                        One positive thing regarding round 6 is that we'll know results of all other matches outside our group except Toulouse v Connacht and Zebre -Wasps, both on Sunday that weekend. We can be 99% sure Wasps will get a 5 pointer so the permutations will be easy apart from Toulouse v Connacht
                        "There are a lot of points that we’ve left behind and this is with a young group. That probably tells you what they’re capable of and that they’re a very good side.

                        Probably next year or the year after next they will take some stopping"

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                          #13
                          Two Irish provinces looking odds on for a home QF, great to see. Wonder what excuses will be trotted out to change the format again if either of us go all the way?

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Piquet View Post
                            From the Nigels' Cup Site

                            The clubs ranked 1 to 4 will have home advantage for the quarter-finals as follows:
                            Club 1 v Club 8 (QF1)
                            Club 4 v Club 5 (QF2)
                            Club 3 v Club 6 (QF3)
                            Club 2 v Club 7 (QF4)


                            NB The format for the semi-final matches in the Champions Cup recognises performances by clubs during the pool stages as well as the achievement of clubs winning quarter-final matches away from home.
                            The winner of QF1 will play the winner of QF2 in one semi-final, and the winner of QF3 will play the winner of QF4 in the other semi-final as follows:
                            Semi-final 1: winner QF1 v winner QF2
                            Semi-final 2: winner QF3 v winner QF4

                            The semi-final matches will be played at venues designated by EPCR, but the following clubs will have home country advantage in their respective semi-final matches:
                            (a) For Semi-final 1
                            If the clubs ranked 1 and 4 win their QFs, the club ranked 1 will have home country

                            If the clubs ranked 1 and 5 win their QFs, the club ranked 5 will have home country advantage

                            If the clubs ranked 8 and 4 win their QFs, the club ranked 8 will have home country advantage

                            If the clubs ranked 8 and 5 win their QFs, the club ranked 5 will have home country advantage
                            (b) For Semi-final 2
                            If the clubs ranked 3 and 2 win their QFs, the club ranked 2 will have home country advantage
                            If the clubs ranked 3 and 7 win their QFs, the club ranked 7 will have home country advantage
                            If the clubs ranked 6 and 2 win their QFs, the club ranked 6 will have home country advantage
                            If the clubs ranked 6 and 7 win their QFs, the club ranked 6 will have home country advantage
                            Couldn't find this on their terrible website. Thank you for posting. Scarlets beating Saracens would put the cat among the pigeons anyway.


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                              #15
                              Long way to go yet! Clermont have to go to Bordeaux and Saracens have two tough fixtures to get through!
                              He's a guy who gets up at six o'clock in the morning regardless of what time it is.

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