Champions Cup Quarterfinals Set

The Champions Cup field has been trimmed from 20 to 8 after this past weekend of action which saw Northampton, Ulster, and Saracens secure quarterfinal places with victories. 

Leinster's solid 18-0 win over Benetton completed a perfect run through pool play and sees the men from Dublin take the #1 overall seed in the knockout phases. 

Exeter took down La Rochelle with a convincing 33-14 win to finish pool play with 5 wins and 1 tie to claim the #2 overall seed. 

Toulouse nabbed a bonus point victory at home over Gloucester, but their 35-14 win wasn't good enough to overtake Exeter on points difference, so they get the #3 overall seed. 

Clermont's tough 26-19 win against Harlequins at the Stoop was enough to lock down a home quarterfinal with the #4 seed. 

Racing 92 was in good position to host a quarterfinal, until a late Owen Farrell penalty kick broke the deadlock and saw Racing fall 27-24. They get the #5 seed, meaning they've got to travel to Clermont in the quarters. 

Ulster had a real gritty run through pool play, and its unspectacular 22-15 win over the weekend at the Kingspan against Bath got them through to the quarters with the #6 seed. They'll travel to unbeaten Toulouse for that fixture. 

Northampton got exactly what it needed on Saturday, a bonus point 36-24 win against Lyon seeing them through to the quarterfinals. They head to Sandy Park to take on Exeter. 

Lastly, the Saracens put aside their off-the-field woes to buckle down and win a massively important game at home against Racing 92. Despite Will Skelton's red card, the Sarries persevered and won, setting them up for a trip to Leinster for the quarterfinals. 

#1 Leinster vs #8 Saracens 

#4 Clermont vs #5 Racing 92

#3 Toulouse vs #6 Ulster

#2 Exeter vs #7 Northampton 

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