Dates for European Rugby Champions and Challenge Cups Finals announced

The quarter-finals and semi-finals have been scheduled in September
The quarter-finals and semi-finals have been scheduled in September
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The European Professional Club Rugby has announced that the remainder of the Champions and Challenge Cup including the finals will be played in September and October.

The quarter-finals for both the competitions will be played between 18th and 20th September while the semi-finals will be played.

The final of the Champions Cup has been scheduled on 17th October with the Challenge Cup final to be played on 16th.

Marseille, which was the original venue for the final in May will continue to be the front-runner for hosting the games in October.

The start of the 2020/21 season has been scheduled has been scheduled to begin in the second week of December.

The quarter-final for the Champions Cup will see Clermont, Toulouse, Exeter Chiefs and Leinster taking on Racing 92, Ulster, Northampton Saints and Saracens respectively.

Meanwhile, the play-offs for the Challenge Cup will involve Bordeaux Begles, Edinburgh Rugby, Toulon, Scarlets, Leicester Tigers, Castres, Bristol Bears and Dragons.

New EPCR dates

Quarter-finals: weekend of 18/19/20 September
Semi-finals: weekend of 25/26/27 September
Challenge Cup final: Friday, 16 October
Heineken Champions Cup final: Saturday, 17 October
Start of 2020/21 season: weekend of 11/12/13 December

 

2018-19 European Rugby Champions Cup Points Table