What happens if the aggregate scores are level in the second leg of the round of 16?

What happens if the aggregate scores are level in the second leg of the round of 16?

Ahead of this weekend’s decisive matches in the Heineken Champions Cup Round of 16 2nd leg and in the EPCR Challenge Cup Round of 16, here is a reminder of the extra time protocol.

If the aggregate scores are tied at full time in a Heineken Champions Cup 2nd leg match, and if the score is tied at full time in an EPCR Challenge Cup Round of 16 match, then 20 minutes (two periods of 10 minutes) of extra time will be played.


If at the end of extra time the aggregate scores are still level in a Heineken Champions Cup 2nd leg match, then the winner will be the club which has scored the most tries in both legs of the Round of 16 (including extra time).

If at the end of extra time the score is still level in an EPCR Challenge Cup Round of 16 match, then the winner will be the team which has scored the most tries in the match (including extra time).

If in both instances the teams are still level on points and on tries at the end of extra time, then the winners will be determined by a place kick competition.


HEINEKEN CHAMPIONS CUP quarter-finals – 6/7/8 May

The highest-ranked clubs from the pool stage will have home venue advantage.
QF 1: Racing 92 (A1) or Stade Francais Paris (B8) v Bristol Bears (B4) or Sale Sharks (A5)
QF 2: Harlequins (B2) or Montpellier Hérault Rugby (A7) v Stade Rochelais (A3) or Union Bordeaux-Bègles (B6)
QF 3: Ulster Rugby (A2) or Stade Toulousain (B7) v Munster Rugby (B3) or Exeter Chiefs (A6)
QF 4: Leicester Tigers (B1) or ASM Clermont Auvergne (A8) v Leinster Rugby (A4) or Connacht Rugby (B5)

EPCR CHALLENGE CUP quarter-finals - 6/7/8 May

The highest-ranked clubs will have home venue advantage.
QF 1: Lyon (1) or Worcester Warriors (10) v Newcastle Falcons (5) or Glasgow Warriors (14)
QF 2: Edinburgh Rugby (3) or Bath Rugby (16) v Biarritz Olympique (7) or Wasps (12)
QF 3: RC Toulon (2) or Benetton Rugby (9) v London Irish (6) or Castres Olympique (13)
QF 4: Gloucester Rugby (4) or Northampton Saints (15) v Saracens (8) or Cardiff Rugby (11)

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