European Champions Cup

Champions Cup and Challenge Cup group-stage games cancelled

Premiership Rugby chief executive Darren Childs has confirmed that EPCR has decided to abandon the final two rounds in the group stage of European Challenge and Champions Cup tournaments.
15 January 2021

Rob Baxter accepts two-week enforced break and believes Exeter can take advantage of interruption

Despite calling for league games to be brought forward to fill spare weekends, Rob Baxter has revealed he now believes the break is the correct decision for the sport.
14 January 2021

Premiership Rugby confirm two-week mid-season break after European competitions suspended

Premiership Rugby has confirmed that the tournament will have a two-week mid-season break following the concerns over the new strain of Covid-19.
12 January 2021

Champions Cup and Challenge Cup competitions suspended temporarily

The European Professional Club Rugby have announced that the next two rounds of the Heineken Champions Cup and European Challenge Cup have been suspended temporarily.
12 January 2021

European competitions will not be cancelled even if French teams pull out - EPCR

European Professional Club Rugby chief executive Vincent Gaillard expressed confidence that the Heineken Champions Cup and European Challenge Cup will be completed even if French clubs pull out of the final two rounds.
11 January 2021

French Government advises cross-border competitions to be suspended

The French government has recommended the rugby clubs to not participate in cross-border competitions against British sides due to concerns over Covid-19.
11 January 2021

Lloyd Evans Exclusive: How Gloucester are using hard work to prove their doubters wrong

Ahead of his team’s trip to Sandy Park to play Exeter Chiefs, Gloucester fly-half Lloyd Evans spoke to TRU about the club’s development and replacing Danny Cipriani.
24 December 2020

Tom Wood and Jean-Luc du Preez handed bans

Northampton Saints' Tom Wood and Sale Sharks' Jean-Luc du Preez have been handed suspensions following the latest round of EPCR disciplinary hearing.
24 December 2020

How England’s clubs fared in Europe ahead of their Premiership return

As Gallagher Premiership sides prepare for their return to domestic action, TRU’s Joe Harvey has taken a look at how the English clubs have fared in Europe.
21 December 2020

Match Report: Connacht 18-27 Bristol Bears

Bristol Bears managed to hold off Connacht in a closely fought Heineken Champions Cup as they registered a 18-27 win at The Sportsground.
21 December 2020

Match Report: Sale Sharks 15-16 Edinburgh

Jaco van der Walt scored the decisive penalty goal in the 71st minute as Edinburgh edged out Sale Sharks 16-15 in the second round of the Heineken Champions Cup at AJ Bell Stadium.
20 December 2020

Match Report: Worcester Warriors 29-38 Ospreys

Late surge from Ospreys saw them score 13 points in the final 10 minutes as they defeated Worcester Warriors 29-38 in the second round of the European Challenge Cup at Sixways.
20 December 2020

Match Report: Gloucester Rugby 38-34 Ulster

George Barton scored a try in the added minutes as Gloucester Rugby edged out Ulster 38-34 in their Heineken Champions Cup at Kingsholm.
20 December 2020

Match Report: Leinster 35-19 Northampton Saints

Leinster maintained their unbeaten run in the season as they defeated Northampton 35-19 in the second round of the Heineken Champions Cup at Royal Dublin Society.
20 December 2020

La Rochelle, Lyon and Toulouse handed 28-0 wins for cancelled fixtures

French sides La Rochelle, Lyon and Toulouse have been handed a 28-0 win by the EPCR for their cancelled Heineken Champions Cup games in the second round.
19 December 2020

Match Report: Wasps 33-14 Montpellier

Wasps capitalised on the red-card to Henry Immelman as they defeated a 14-man Montpellier side 33-14 in the second round of the Heineken Champions Cup at Ricoh Arena.
19 December 2020

Toulon opts out of Scarlets clash due to Covid-19 concerns

Toulon has confirmed that they have pulled out of the second round of the Heineken Champions Cup clash against Scarlets scheduled on Friday.
19 December 2020

Bath's Champions Cup game against La Rochelle cancelled

Bath's Heineken Champions Cup game against La Rochelle becomes the latest fixture to be cancelled due to Covid-19 outbreak.
18 December 2020

Exploring France's incredible depth

Ahead of the second round of European fixtures taking place this weekend, Joe Harvey has taken a look at the French players making Fabien Galthié’s selection headaches more severe.
17 December 2020

Wasps rest Jack Willis, Joe Launchbury for Champions Cup game against Montpellier

Wasps head coach Lee Blackett has rested four international players including skipper Joe Launchbury for the second round of the Heineken Champions Cup against Montpellier.
17 December 2020