European Champions Cup

Scott Higginbotham Exclusive: “It is a great opportunity to create some history”

As he and his Union Bordeaux Bègles teammates prepare for a Champions Cup quarter-final against Racing 92, former Wallaby Scott Higginbotham spoke to TRU’s Joe Harvey.
10 April 2021

Charlie Faumuina Exclusive: "We will try to get to that final and win the thing”

Success is something which Charlie Faumuina knows all about and the former All Black and World Cup winning prop spoke to Joe Harvey ahead of Toulouse's Champions Cup quarter-final showdown with Clermont.
9 April 2021

Josh Beaumont Column: Taking our defence to another level will be key in La Rochelle

In his latest TRU column, Sale’s Josh Beaumont discusses the Sharks’ excellent recent form, the club’s impressive youngsters and the chance to reach the Heineken Champions Cup semi-finals.
9 April 2021

Brian O’Driscoll Exclusive: To beat Exeter you have to take some risks

As the Heineken Champions Cup quarter-finals approach, TRU’s Joe Harvey spoke to BT Sport’s Brian O’Driscoll about last weekend’s results, *that* Ronan O’Gara interview and Leinster’s game against Exeter.
7 April 2021

Tadhg Furlong admits Leinster will have stiff challenge of facing Exeter at Sandy Park

Ireland international Tadhg Furlong admitted that Leinster will face an uphill task when they face defending champions Exeter Chiefs at Sandy Park in the quarter-final of the Heineken Champions Cup on Saturday.
6 April 2021

Leinster to miss key players for Champions Cup quarter-finals against Exeter

Leinster have been dealt a major blow ahead of their Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final game against Exeter Chiefs as they are set to miss a number of key players due to injuries.
5 April 2021

Match Centre: Scarlets 14-57 Sale Sharks

Sale Sharks have progress to the quarter-final of the Heineken Champions Cup for the first time since 2006 as they defeated Scarlets 57-14 at Parc y Scarlets.
5 April 2021

Match Centre: Bordeaux Begles 36-17 Bristol Bears

Matthieu Jalibert kicked 22 points as Bordeaux Begles defeated Bristol Bears 36-17 in their round-of-16 clash in the Heineken Champions Cup at Stade Chaban-Delmas.
5 April 2021

Match Centre: Racing 92 56-3 Edinburgh

Racing 92 came up with a dominating display of seven tries as they trounced Edinburgh 56-3 in their round-of-16 clash in the Heineken Champions Cup at Paris La Defense Arena.
5 April 2021

Match Centre: Exeter Chiefs 47-25 Lyon

Exeter Chiefs survived a opening attack from Lyon as they progressed to the quarter-finals of the Heineken Champions Cup with a 47-25 win at Sandy Park.
4 April 2021

Match Report: Wasps 25-27 ASM Clermont Auvergne

Talking Rugby Union’s Joe Harvey was at the Ricoh Arena as Wasps hosted Clermont in their Round of 16 Champions Cup tie that saw Clermont progress to the quarter-finals next weekend.
3 April 2021

Leinster progress to quarter-finals after cancelled game against Toulon

The European Professional Club Rugby has confirmed that Leinster have progressed to the quarter-finals of the Heineken Champions Cup following the cancelled fixture against Toulon.
3 April 2021

Stuart Hogg Interview: Last year was one thing but the ability to back it up is another

Following a successful Six Nations campaign for Scotland, Stuart Hogg's focus has turned to Exeter Chiefs and targeting more European glory.
2 April 2021

Match Centre: Gloucester Rugby 16-27 La Rochelle

La Rochelle have progressed to the quarter-final of the Heineken Champions Cup as they defeated Gloucester Rugby 27-16 at Kingsholm on Friday.
2 April 2021

Leinster's round-of-16 Champions Cup clash against Toulon cancelled

Leinster's round-of-16 Heineken Champions Cup clash against Toulon has been cancelled following a positive case of Covid-19 in the squad of the French club.
2 April 2021

European Champions Cup and Challenge Cup finals moved out of Marseille

The organisers of the Heineken Champions Cup and European Challenge Cup have decided to move this season's finals out of Marseille due to Covid-19 restrictions.
1 April 2021

Injury ends season for Toulouse centre Sofiane Guitoune

Toulouse have been dealt a blow ahead of their round-of-16 clash against Heineken Champions Cup against Munster after French international Sofiane Guitoune sidelined with an anterior cruciate ligament tear to his knee.
31 March 2021

Leinster “improving their execution” as Pro14 champions aim for European glory

Fresh from their latest Pro14 success, Leinster's attentions now switch to the Heineken Champions Cup and their Round of 16 tie with Toulon. TRU's Joe Harvey heard from Stuart Lancaster and Ireland full-back Hugo Keenan.
30 March 2021

Schedule for Champions Cup Round of 16 revealed

The schedules for the knock out stage of the European competitions have been unveiled on Tuesday following the draws held in in Lausanne, Switzerland.
10 March 2021

EPCR announces revised format for 2020/21 season

The European Professional Club Rugby has announced the revised format for the remainder of the 2020/21 season of Champions and Challenge Cup competitions.
24 February 2021