The final two rounds of the Champions cup was called of our postponed this weekend and next weekend due to the French government deeming it now safe for it to go ahead and now there are questions being raised whether the final two rounds will be played at all.
That it could go straight to knock out. The tournament was rearranged this season due to ongoing pandemic with two pools, Pool A and Pool B with the top four teams were going to make up the quarter-finals and there was going to be a home and away legs just like the Champions League in football. How cool what that have been to see, one leg in Toulouse, the other in Thomond Park in Munster.
If it goes straight to last 16 and they go off the current table, this is how the Champions Cup draw would look: pic.twitter.com/AwQNuvdwrj
— Rúaidhrí O'Connor (@RuaidhriOC) January 14, 2021
Following a directive from French authorities that the participation of TOP 14 clubs in the #HeinekenChampionsCup constitutes too great a public health risk, EPCR has no choice but to announce that the 2020/21 tournament is temporarily suspended:https://t.co/UlilOVV0TN
— Heineken Champions Cup (@ChampionsCup) January 11, 2021
— RTÉ Rugby (@RTErugby) January 14, 2021
— RTÉ Rugby (@RTErugby) January 13, 2021
So far there was only two games played in the Champions Cup and Donal Lenihan was talking to RTE rugby and calling it a disaster if they scrap the home and away legs of the quarter finals and go straight to the semi-finals. Time will tell what the ERC do as the crisis continues across Europe.