Following the conclusion of the league phase of the Guinness PRO12, EPCR can confirm that Connacht Rugby have qualified for the play-offs for the 2015/16 European Rugby Champions Cup.

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Connacht, who are the highest-ranked club in the PRO12 not automatically qualified for next season’s Champions Cup, will play Gloucester Rugby in Match 1 of the play-offs at Kingsholm Stadium on Sunday, 24 May.

Gloucester qualified for the play-offs by winning the Challenge Cup earlier this month and were awarded home advantage for Match 1 following a draw carried out by the EPCR Board.

The winner of Match 1 will have home advantage against the seventh-ranked club in the Top 14 in Match 2 on Sunday, 31 May.

The winner of Match 2 will take the 20th place in next season’s Champions Cup.

2015/16 Champions Cup play-offs

Match 1 – Sunday, 24 May

Gloucester Rugby v Connacht Rugby

Kingsholm Stadium  15.30

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Match 2 – Sunday, 31 May

Winner of Match 1 v Top 14 (seventh-ranked club)

Winner of Match 1 will have home advantage  17.00

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