Exclusive: How the Champions Cup will be drawn

AFTER some impassioned discussions, English and French clubs are close to reaching an agreement over the format of the Heineken Champions Cup last 16 draw.
Some Premiership clubs were strongly in favour of a full-scale open draw, while Top 14 representatives argued it should be seeded, even though less than half of the pool matches were completed.
But middle ground has been reached and EPCR will shortly reveal how the last 16 round, scheduled for the first weekend in April, and the rest of the competition will be played out.
The Rugby Paper understands that teams who have two wins to their n...

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