European Champions Cup

Date announced for 2024/25 Champions and Challenge Cup tournaments draws

The European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR) announced that the draws for the Investec Champions Cup and European Challenge Cup will be taking place on 2nd July.
13 June 2024

Antonie Dupont named Investec Player of the Year after guiding Toulouse to title win

France scrumhalf Antoine Dupont has been named the Investec Player of the Year for 2024 after guiding Toulouse to a title win with a win over Leinster in the final at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium last weekend.
27 May 2024

Toulouse beat Leinster 31-22 to win Champions Cup

Thomas Ramos kicked 14 points including three penalties in the extra time as Toulouse defeated Leinster 31-22 at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium to win the Investec Champions Cup.
25 May 2024

Emmanuel Meafou Interview: ‘We haven’t played our best rugby against Leinster - but now we are super ready’

After successive semi-final defeats to Leinster, Emmanuel Meafou feels Toulouse can bring their 'A' game to this Saturday's Champions Cup final at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
22 May 2024

Jacques Nienaber feels Leinster have lots to work on going into the final against Toulouse

Jacques Nienaber acknowledges that Leinster must address several areas for improvement if they aim to challenge Toulouse in the Investec Champions Cup final.
7 May 2024

Toulouse beat Harlequins 38-26 to reach Champions Cup final

Toulouse managed to withstand a second half comeback from Harlequins as they defeated them with a 38-26 margin at Stadium de Toulouse to reach the final of the Investec Champions Cup.
6 May 2024

Match Centre: Champions Cup: Northampton Saints 59-22 Bulls

Northampton Saints ran a nine try riot as they defeated Bulls 59-22 at cinch Stadium @ Franklin's Gardens to reach the semi-finals of the Investec Champions Cup.
14 April 2024

Harlequins going to need 'a bit of everything' to overcome Bordeaux test

The French side have already dispatched Saracens twice in this season's Champions Cup but Harlequins head to Bordeaux undeterred in their quest for victory.
12 April 2024

La Rochelle building towards Leinster showdown: “The games sometimes come with a bit of a health warning!”

TRU writer Brendan McGilligan heard from the La Rochelle camp as they prepare to renew acquaintances with Leinster in the last eight of the Investec Champions Cup.
11 April 2024

Donnacha Ryan plays down La Rochelle knockout record against Leinster

Donnacha Ryan contends that La Rochelle's historical success against Leinster doesn't necessarily confer a psychological advantage onto the French team ahead of their Investec Champions Cup quarter-final.
11 April 2024

Leinster can use La Rochelle heartache to earn fifth Champions Cup star

After losing the last two finals to Les Bagnards by a combined total of four points, Leinster will be looking to overcome their European rivals this weekend.
9 April 2024

Leinster will be highly motivated for quarter-final game against La Rochelle - Leo Cullen

Leinster boss Leo Cullen insisted that his side will not be short of motivation as they face La Rochelle in the quarter-final of the Investec Champions Cup in the upcoming weekend.
8 April 2024

Match Centre: Investec Champions Cup: Northampton 24-14 Munster

George Hendy scored a double as Northampton Saints edged out Munster 24-14 in the round of 16 clash in the Investec Champions Cup at cinch Stadium @ Franklin's Garden on Sunday.
8 April 2024

Alex Moon Exclusive: There’s a few of us in a similar situation - It’s a dream scenario which couldn’t be written any better

Northampton will be losing some of their most experienced names at the end of the season but with European and Premiership ambitions still burning bright, players such as Moon are dreaming of the perfect farewell.
7 April 2024

Match Centre: Investec Champions Cup: Leinster 36-22 Leicester Tigers

Jamison Gibson-Park scored a hat-trick as Leinster defeated Leicester Tigers with a 36-22 margin to reach the quarter-finals of the Investec Champions Cup.
7 April 2024

Match Centre: Investec Champions Cup: Bordeaux 45-12 Saracens

Bordeaux Begles scored six tries as they trounced Saracens 45-12 in the round of 16 clash in the Investec Champions Cup at Stade Chaban-Delmas on Saturday.
7 April 2024

Match Centre: Investec Champions Cup: Harlequins 28-24 Glasgow Warriors

Harlequins have progressed to the quarter-finals of the Investec Champions Cup as they edge out Glasgow Warriors 28-24 in the round of 16 clash at Twickenham Stoop on Friday.
6 April 2024

Fin Baxter: “Glasgow tie is a bit more than the next game for us”

Baxter and Harlequins coach Danny Wilson are targeting a piece of history when they meet Glasgow in the Champions Cup this weekend.
3 April 2024

Franco Smith wants consistency from Glasgow as they face Harlequins in European knock-out clash

Glasgow head coach Franco Smith wants his side to maintain consistency as they face Harlequins in the round of 16 Investec Champions Cup game against Harlequins on Friday at Twickenham Stoop.
1 April 2024

Sean Dougall Exclusive: ‘Back to basics’ for Ireland, perspective in France, the Top 14 and La Rochelle

La Rochelle’s contact skills coach and former Munster forward chats to TRU’s Ciara Fearn about all things Ireland, France, Ronan O’Gara and the Top 14.
8 March 2024