European Champions Cup

Match Centre: Champions Cup: Connacht 5-41 Bordeaux Begles

Bordeaux Begles kick-started their Champions Cup campaign with a 41-5 victory over Connacht in the opening round at The Sportsground on Friday.
9 December 2023

European stage chance for England's next number 10 to make their mark

With Owen Farrell announcing he will be stepping back from international rugby to protect his and his family’s mental health, which fly-half can put themselves to the front of the queue to replace the talismanic skipper?
9 December 2023

Match Centre: Champions Cup: Glasgow Warriors 19-28 Northampton Saints

Tommy Freeman starred with a double as Northampton Saints edged out Glasgow Warriors with a 28-19 margin in the opening round of the Investec Champions Cup at Scotstoun Stadium.
9 December 2023

Phil Dowson and George Furbank: In-form Northampton relishing European challenge

Five wins from their last six Premiership games is a good return for Saints - and they will be hoping to carry that momentum into their Investec Champions Cup campaign.
8 December 2023

La Rochelle coach Ronan O'Gara banned for Champions Cup opener against Leinster

The The French National Rugby League has confirmed a one-week suspension for La Rochelle rugby director of rugby Ronan O’Gara following an ill-discipline.
7 December 2023

Garry Ringrose hopes Jacques Nienaber's arrival will help Leinster overcome final hurdle

Leinster co-captain Garry Ringrose is hoping that the inclusion of Jacques Nienaber to the coaching panel will end their title drought.
23 November 2023

Stade Rochelais captain Gregory Alldritt to miss start of Champions Cup

Stade Rochelais skipper Gregory Alldritt is set to miss the start of the upcoming Investec Champions Cup following a knee problem.
9 November 2023

United Rugby Championship announce change for Champions Cup qualification

The organisers of the United Rugby Championship have confirmed changes in the qualification for the European competitions.
17 October 2023

Leinster to face Stade Rochelais in Champions Cup opener

Defending champions Stade Rochelais will be kick-starting their Champions Cup campaign with a clash against Leinster as the fixtures for the 2023/24 season was unveiled.
13 July 2023

Bristol Bears to replace London Irish in next season's Heineken Champions Cup

The European Professional Club Rugby organisers have confirmed that Bristol Bears will replace London Irish in the next season's Champions Cup.
10 June 2023

Match Centre: Heineken Champions Cup final: Leinster 26-27 La Rochelle

La Rochelle have retained the Heineken Champions Cup successfully as they edged out Leinster 27-26 in the final of the competition at Aviva Stadium on Saturday.
21 May 2023

Ryan Lamb Interview: 'I think the people who run the game and who are in the top jobs have a lot to answer for'

With news emerging that another one of his former clubs - London Irish - have been threatened with suspension from the Premiership, Lamb has called for more transparency and leadership from the people who are in the "top jobs".
18 May 2023

La Rochelle's Dillyn Leyds on repeating last year's success and the Ronan O'Gara factor

Dillyn Leyds will be looking to replicate last year's heroics in the Heineken Champions Cup as La Rochelle face off against Leinster in a repeat of the 2022 final.
16 May 2023

Jack Clement Exclusive: 'It's no secret we have struggled but we have a chance to end strongly'

With the Cherry and Whites chasing the last Heineken Champions Cup spot, Gloucester's Jack Clement is keen to put a positive spin on a frustrating and injury-hit Premiership campaign.
5 May 2023

Match Centre: Heineken Champions Cup semi-final: La Rochelle 47-28 Exeter Chiefs

La Rochelle have made it to the finals for the third consecutive year as they defeated Exeter Chiefs 47-28 in the semi-finals of the Heineken Champions Cup at Matmut Atlantique on Sunday.
30 April 2023

Will Skelton eyeing more European glory with La Rochelle

If he isn't already, the towering lock is becoming one of the most decorated players in the Heineken Champions Cup and he is targeting more European success this term.
30 April 2023

'Massively blown out of proportion' - Rob Baxter on Luke Cowan-Dickie's move to Montpellier

Exeter Chiefs Director of Rugby Rob Baxter says stories surrounding Luke Cowan-Dickie's proposed move to Montpellier have been "massively blown out of proportion."
27 April 2023

England international Jack Nowell fined £10k for criticism on referee

England and Exeter Chiefs winger Jack Nowell has been handed a £10,000 fine following his criticism on referee Karl Dickson for his decision during the Premiership game against Leicester Tigers.
20 April 2023

Exeter 'creating a platform' for the future but all of a sudden, it is about the here and now

"Clearly you don’t get to a Heineken Cup semi-final if everything’s wrong" and after a campaign which looked to be petering out for Exeter, this particular Chiefs era could end in glory.
11 April 2023

Match Centre: Heineken Champions Cup: La Rochelle 24-10 Saracens

Title holders La Rochelle managed to oust Saracens as they sealed a 24-10 victory in the quarter-finals of the Heineken Champions Cup at Stade Marcel Deflandre on Sunday.
10 April 2023