What happens if Leinster v Toulouse ends in draw: How kicking competition works

-Credit: (Image: Anthony Dibon/Icon Sport via Getty Images)
-Credit: (Image: Anthony Dibon/Icon Sport via Getty Images)


The European Champions Cup final between Leinster and Toulouse has finished level at 15-15 after 80 minutes.

Under the rules, 20 minutes of extra-time will be played in two half's of 10 minutes.

If the scores remain level, the winner is the team with the most tries scored. If it's still level after that, a place kicking competition takes place.

Each team will nominate three goalkickers who must come from the players on the pitch at the final whistle. No substituted or dismissed player can take part.

There will be a coin toss to determine at which end of the pitch the competition takes place and which team kicks first.

Each kicker will have two kicks from designated positions on the 22-metre and 10-metre lines.

The teams alternate kicks at goal with Kicker 1 from a central position, Kicker 2 on the right side at the junction with the 15-metre line, and Kicker 3 in the corresponding place on the left side, first from the 22-metre line and then from the 10-metre line.

After each team has completed six kicks, the referee will declare the winner based on the number of successful kicks.

If the teams remain level on kicks, the competition will continue on a sudden-death basis with all kicks from the centre of the 10-metre line taken in turn by Kickers 1, 2 and 3.