It’s a certainty: ASM Clermont will play in the round of 16 of the Challenge Cup. The Auvergnats, who were eliminated from the Champions Cup this Saturday after their defeat on the field of the Stormers (30-16) – their third loss in four games in the competition – are guaranteed to be donated to the “little European Cup”.
After Ulster’s victory this Saturday evening against Sale (22-11) and the draw of the London Irish in Montpellier (21-21) this Sunday, the Clermontois rank 9th in Pool B of the Champions Cup.
Bristol for ASM
As stipulated by the rules, ASM players are eliminated from the Champions Cup (the first 8 pools are qualified), but donated to the Challenge Cup. They will play their round of 16 of the “little European Cup” on the lawn of Bristol (England), which finished 4th in Pool A of the Challenge Cup (14 points), with a record of four victories in as many matches .
The Round of 16 of the Challenge Cup will be played over a single match over the weekend of March 31, April 1 and April 2.