With the culmination of the 26th date of the regular season, the Top 14 playoff crossovers were defined, as well as the semifinalists and the playoffs to maintain the category.
Racing 92 (78), Bordeux (72), Clermont (71) and Stade Français (70) achieved qualification to the quarterfinals, while in the semifinals they await Toulouse (81) and La Rochelle (78). The finalists of the Champions Cup got the direct pass to obtain the first and second place respectively.
One of the playoff keys will have the Parisian classic with the cross between Stade Français, who came in sixth place after beating 12-9 at Bayonne , and Racing 92, which finished in third place despite having thrashed 55-12 to Brive. The meeting will be next Friday from 15.45 in Argentina. The winner of this match will face each other in the semi-final against La Rochelle, which ranked second thanks to the points advantage it gained in the two games against Racing 92 (9-6 and 22-26).
The other series of quarterfinals will star Clermont, which finished in fifth place thanks to a 25-20 victory over La Rochelle, and Bordeaux, who stayed in fourth place, after falling to Toulouse 21-10. The match will be played next Saturday starting at 3:45 p.m. in Argentina, and the winner of this key will face Toulouse, which ended as the first of the regular phase.
For his part, Pau managed to save himself from relegation after beating Montpellier 41-25. His place in the playoffs will occupy him Bayonne to be measured against Biarritz not to lose the category, which fell 33-14 to Perpignan in the Pro D2 final. It will be next Saturday, starting at 12.30 in Argentina.
By last, The dates for the Top 14 semifinals were also confirmed: La Rochelle will face the winner of the duel between Stade Francais and Racing 92 on Friday June 18 from 15.45 in Argentina, while Toulouse will play against the winner of Bordeaux and Clermont on Saturday 19 June at 15.45 in Argentina.