Premiership Rugby Cup qualification permutations

Monday 28 January 2019

Newcastle Falcons are in Premiership Rugby Cup action away to Sale Sharks this Sunday, with qualification for the semi-finals still a possibility.

The Falcons have already beaten Bath and Harlequins in the pool stage as well as drawing at home to Exeter.

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The three pool winners and one best runner-up will qualify for the semi-finals, which will be held next weekend (February 8-10).

Should Newcastle Falcons win their group they would face Northampton Saints in the semi-finals. Whether this game is home or away depends on how many tries and points the Falcons score at Sale Sharks.

To finish top of their group and secure safe passage to the semi-finals the Falcons need to win at Sale scoring four or more tries, and winning by nine or more points.

Alternatively they could win at Sale scoring four or more tries, by a margin of eight points, scoring 22 or more points, or scoring 21 points and scoring six or more tries.

To finish top and secure a home semi-final the Falcons need to beat Sale with a four-try bonus point by 37 or more points, or by 36 points and scoring 11 or more tries.

The Falcons could also qualify for the semi-finals as a best runner-up, with the many permutations around that dependant on what happens in other games.

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