European Champions Cup

EPCR considering expanded Champions Cup next season

The European Professional Club Rugby on Thursday stated that a 24-club Champions Cup tournament is being considered for the next season.
15 May 2020

O’Flaherty: I’d be all for playing behind closed doors

Tom O’Flaherty would be ‘all for’ the Gallagher Premiership season resuming behind closed doors, but the Exeter Chief admits the welfare of everyone involved has to be the main priority.
4 May 2020

European Champions and Challenge Cup play-offs set to be postponed until September

The European Champions Cup and Challenge Cup play-offs is unlikely to be played before September following the pandemic coronavirus crisis.
1 May 2020

EPCR discuss possibility of Club World Cup

The European Professional Club Rugby has confirmed that they are in discussion about unveiling an annual Club World Cup concept.
7 April 2020

European Champions Cup and Challenge Cup play-offs and finals suspended

The European Professional Club Rugby has confirmed that the play-offs and the finals of Heineken Champions Cup and Challenge Cup have been suspended following the pandemic coronavirus.
24 March 2020

European Rugby quarter-finals postponed

The European Professional Club Rugby board has announced that the quarter-finals of the Champions Cup and Challenge Cup have been postponed following the outbreak of coronavirus disease.
17 March 2020

Saracens fined for fielding ineligible player in Champions Cup game against Racing 92

Saracens have been dealt another blow in the ongoing season as EPCR have fined them with €50,000 for fielding an ineligible player.
8 February 2020

EPCR unveil European Player of the Year Nominees

The European Professional Club Ruby has announced 15 players in contention to win the European Player of the Year award.
27 January 2020

Exeter fly-half Joe Simmonds to face disciplinary hearing

Exeter Chiefs fly-half Joe Simmonds will face a disciplinary hearing after he was cited for a dangerous tackle during the recently concluded Champions Cup game against La Rochelle at Sandy Park.
22 January 2020

Saracens lock Will Skelton banned for four weeks

Saracens lock Will Skelton has been handed a four-week ban following his red-card incident in the recently concluded Heineken Champions Cup clash against Racing 92 last Sunday.
22 January 2020

Saracens progress to quarter-finals after edging out Racing 92 27-24

Saracens successfully overcame a red card to Will Skelton as they edged out Racing 92 in their European Champions Cup face-off at Allianz Park on Sunday.
20 January 2020

Munster earn consolation win after beating Ospreys 33-6

CJ Stander scored a double as Munster earned a consolation 33-6 victory over Ospreys in their Heineken Champions Cup clash at Thomond Park on Sunday.
20 January 2020

Northampton Saints keep play-off hope alive with 24-36 win over Lyon

Northampton Saints scored four second half tries as they came from behind to beat Lyon 24-36 in their Heineken Champions Cup encounter at Matmut Stadium de Gerland on Saturday.
19 January 2020

Leinster blank Benetton Treviso 0-18 to finish at top

Leinster came up with an improved second half performance as they blanked Benetton Treviso 0-18 in the sixth round of the Heineken Champions Cup clash at Stadio Comunale di Monigo on Saturday.
18 January 2020

Sarries Salary Cap Struggles

Last night, reports emerged suggesting that reigning English and European champions Saracens may be subjected to relegation if the side is found to be breaching salary cap rules once again this season.
17 January 2020

Euro star Ashton hopes for strong 2020 with Sale

Speaking to TRU, Sale Sharks winger Chris Ashton says the team will have learnt a lot from their Heineken Champions Cup campaign as the competition’s record try-scorer looks ahead.
17 January 2020

Northampton Saints suffer Benetton scare to remain in course for quarter-finals

Northampton Saints scored four second-half tries as they defeated Benetton Treviso 33-20 in their Heineken Champions Cup clash at Franklin's Gardens on Sunday.
13 January 2020

Gloucester remain in contention for play-off after 29-6 win over Montpellier

Gloucester Rugby kept their hope of quarter-finals alive in the ongoing Heineken Champions Cup with a 29-6 win over Montpellier at Kingsholm on Saturday.
13 January 2020

Exeter's 31-31 draw against Glasgow Warriors takes them to quarter-finals

Nikola Matawalu scored the decisive try in the 63rd minute while Adam Hastings kicked a nerveless conversion as Glasgow Warriors settled for a 31-31 draw against Exeter Chiefs in the Heineken Champions Cup clash at Scotstoun Stadium.
12 January 2020

Saracens edge out Ospreys 15-22 despite Carre's red-card

Saracens overcame a red-card from Rhys Care as they kept their Champions Cup hope alive with a 15-22 win over Ospreys at Liberty Stadium on Saturday.
11 January 2020