Munster Rugby - Specialists in Failure


#3594

Arguable. I couldnt see Munster beating Leinster tbh


#3595

Munster and Leinster have the winners of the last 5 European cups in their QFs


#3596

Tougher 1/4 but easier semi?


#3597

Leinster had the teams top of pro 14, top 14 and english premiership in their pool and won 6/6.


#3598

Thats what looks like to me Mick. Clermont a tough gig.


#3599

Very, but Leinester or Sarries would be almost impossible for this Munster team. 6N can change a lot with form/injuries I suppose


#3600

They’re a cut above this year alright.


#3601

Sids been on and off replying to this thread for a few mins. Some serious sttatage on the way :ok_hand:


#3602
  1. Leinster v Saracens
  2. Clermont v Racing
  3. Munster v Toulon
  4. Scarlets v La Rochelle

Semis:
Winner QF1 plays winner QF4
Winner QF2 plays winner QF3

Semi-final 1 permutations with home team first:
Leinster v Scarlets
La Rochelle v Leinster
La Rochelle v Saracens
Saracens v Scarlets

Semi-final 2 permutations with home team first
Clermont v Munster
Racing v Munster
Racing v Toulon
Toulon v Clermont


#3603

So your saying Munster can’t have a home s/f, sure that can’t be right!!


#3604

Neither can the Scarlets.


#3605

Was this the way last year?? I think it’s changed this year??


#3606

Same last year. Cod of a rule.

It used to be an open draw noone was guaranteed a home semi anyway


#3607

There’ll be mixed emotions for Paulie O’Connell in that quarter final now.

His home provincial side v the team he walked out of Munster on early to finish his playing days.


#3608

Very strange post from a Limerick man. Paulie is the embodiment of Munster rugby. The red jersey is the only jersey he’s ever worn in this great competition.


#3609

Come from a gaa club with a huge pick bit rich from dodgy.


#3610

So what’s the rule, clearly not an NFL type home field advantage one? If Racing beat Clermont they become the 2nd seed, having beaten the actual 2nd seed?


#3611

Its complicated enough…basically top 4 pool winners get home QFs

Top 2 pool qualifiers get home semi finals IF their SF opponents won a home QF. If an away side win a QF they get home semi

3rd and 4th place pool qualifiers are away in semi regardless but teams playing those sides will be at home of they win


#3612

Law breakers.


#3613

Ah that’s disappointing, I thought there were clubs secretly monitoring other teams training