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# epcr - Friday 30 April, 2021

Twickenham to host European finals with crowds of up to 10,000 people
# Supporters
From The42
# Supporters

Twickenham to host European finals with crowds of up to 10,000 people

Apr 30th 2021, 10:20 AM 5,491 Views 11 Comments

Meanwhile, EPCR confirmed that 24 teams will take part in next season’s Champions Cup.

# epcr - Wednesday 14 April, 2021

Leinster quartet nominated for European Player of the Year
# Awards
From The42
# Awards

Leinster quartet nominated for European Player of the Year

Apr 14th 2021, 5:09 PM 33,001 Views 23 Comments

Robbie Henshaw, Tadhg Furlong, Josh van der Flier and Hugo Keenan make the 15-strong list.

# epcr - Friday 2 April, 2021

Leinster's quarter-final spot confirmed as Toulon rage at 'scandal'
# Next Step
From The42
# Next Step

Leinster's quarter-final spot confirmed as Toulon rage at 'scandal'

Apr 2nd 2021, 6:22 PM 71,250 Views 33 Comments

Leo Cullen’s men will face Exeter or Lyon next weekend.

Leinster's game against Toulon has been cancelled due to a positive Covid case
# Off
From The42
# Off

Leinster's game against Toulon has been cancelled due to a positive Covid case

Apr 2nd 2021, 12:35 PM 57,245 Views 87 Comments

The Champions Cup round-of-16 clash was due to kick off at 5.30pm this evening.

# epcr - Tuesday 9 March, 2021

Munster drawn with Toulouse as Leinster get Toulon in Champions Cup
# CONFIRMED
From The42
# CONFIRMED

Munster drawn with Toulouse as Leinster get Toulon in Champions Cup

Mar 9th 2021, 1:02 PM 24,390 Views 62 Comments

Both Irish provinces are at home in the round-of-16 ties.

# epcr - Monday 11 January, 2021

EPCR confirms suspension of Champions Cup and Challenge Cup
# Directive
From The42
# Directive

EPCR confirms suspension of Champions Cup and Challenge Cup

Jan 11th 2021, 5:45 PM 23,302 Views 24 Comments

A directive from the French government meant Top 14 clubs couldn’t play this month.

'Change or be changed' - Provinces get used to dealing with uncertainty
# Planning
From The42
# Planning

'Change or be changed' - Provinces get used to dealing with uncertainty

Jan 11th 2021, 1:01 AM 7,137 Views 5 Comments

Connacht and Munster insisted they had no idea what would come next after Saturday night’s clash.

# epcr - Saturday 9 January, 2021

Champions Cup set to be postponed amidst latest wave of Covid-19
# Postponed
From The42
# Postponed

Champions Cup set to be postponed amidst latest wave of Covid-19

Jan 9th 2021, 12:33 PM 33,500 Views 15 Comments

French authorities are believed to have major concerns about cross-border competition at present.

# epcr - Friday 8 January, 2021

Champions Cup under threat as EPCR wait on French government decision
# Concerns
From The42
# Concerns

Champions Cup under threat as EPCR wait on French government decision

Updated Jan 8th 2021, 3:00 PM 16,771 Views 7 Comments

The Top 14 clubs could be forced to withdraw from two rounds of games this month.

# epcr - Thursday 10 December, 2020

Online abuse sees EPCR switch referee Brace's Champions Cup appointment
# Welfare
From The42
# Welfare

Online abuse sees EPCR switch referee Brace's Champions Cup appointment

Dec 10th 2020, 3:31 PM 13,109 Views 19 Comments

‘With his welfare and development as a referee to the fore, this course of action was deemed to be appropriate.’

# epcr - Friday 13 November, 2020

Leinster start Champions Cup with trip to France as Munster welcome Quins
# Diary
From The42
# Diary

Leinster start Champions Cup with trip to France as Munster welcome Quins

Nov 13th 2020, 3:26 PM 8,063 Views 1 Comment

Connacht will visit Racing 92 in their first game, while Ulster welcome Toulouse to Belfast.

# epcr - Wednesday 9 September, 2020

Toulouse 'enormously' frustrated at 5,000-person limit for Ulster quarter-final
# Away Day
From The42
# Away Day

Toulouse 'enormously' frustrated at 5,000-person limit for Ulster quarter-final

Sep 9th 2020, 2:29 PM 10,589 Views 4 Comments

The Top 14 club has moved the fixture to their smaller home venue of Stade Ernest Wallon.

# epcr - Wednesday 2 September, 2020

EPCR confirm new 24-team Champions Cup next season, and Connacht are in
# New Look
From The42
# New Look

EPCR confirm new 24-team Champions Cup next season, and Connacht are in

Sep 2nd 2020, 12:00 PM 36,203 Views 70 Comments

All four Irish provinces have qualified for the tournament, which will involve two pools of 12 teams.

# epcr - Thursday 9 July, 2020

This year's European Cup finals will no longer take place in Marseille
# New Venue
From The42
# New Venue

This year's European Cup finals will no longer take place in Marseille

Jul 9th 2020, 11:50 AM 20,162 Views 12 Comments

EPCR is now looking for a new venue or venues for the Champions Cup and Challenge Cup deciders.

# epcr - Thursday 25 June, 2020

New dates announced for completion of 2019/20 Champions Cup season
# CONFIRMED
From The42
# CONFIRMED

New dates announced for completion of 2019/20 Champions Cup season

Jun 25th 2020, 12:00 PM 16,497 Views 25 Comments

The 2020/21 season of European rugby is now due to start on 11/12/13 December.

# epcr - Thursday 30 April, 2020

French rugby bosses agree to cancel season, aim to start 20/21 in September
# European Rugby
From The42
# European Rugby

French rugby bosses agree to cancel season, aim to start 20/21 in September

Apr 30th 2020, 12:30 PM 5,978 Views 30 Comments

Covid-19 has ended France’s top division after 17 rounds.

# epcr - Tuesday 28 April, 2020

EPCR insists it will do utmost to complete the 2019/20 Champions Cup
# On Hold
From The42
# On Hold

EPCR insists it will do utmost to complete the 2019/20 Champions Cup

Apr 28th 2020, 6:12 PM 4,933 Views 24 Comments

France has confirmed that major sport will not resume there before September.

# epcr - Tuesday 21 April, 2020

Munster prop Cronin 'bears at least some fault' for failed anti-doping test
# Strict Liability
From The42
# Strict Liability

Munster prop Cronin 'bears at least some fault' for failed anti-doping test

Apr 21st 2020, 1:57 PM 7,840 Views 35 Comments

The judicial officer said he had ‘some sympathy for the player’ but that he could have done more.

# epcr - Tuesday 24 March, 2020

Rugby's Champions Cup and Challenge Cup finals postponed indefinitely
# On Hold
From The42
# On Hold

Rugby's Champions Cup and Challenge Cup finals postponed indefinitely

Mar 24th 2020, 9:38 AM 2,578 Views 5 Comments

The 2020 finals weekend had been set for Marseille on 22/23 May.

# epcr - Monday 16 March, 2020

Leinster and Ulster's Champions Cup quarter-finals have been postponed
# OFFICIAL
From The42
# OFFICIAL

Leinster and Ulster's Champions Cup quarter-finals have been postponed

Mar 16th 2020, 6:07 PM 24,096 Views 27 Comments

The European club season has been suspended.

# epcr - Sunday 9 February, 2020

Racing criticise 'ludicrous' and 'grotesque' decision to only fine Saracens
# Anger
From The42
# Anger

Racing criticise 'ludicrous' and 'grotesque' decision to only fine Saracens

Feb 9th 2020, 5:46 PM 13,597 Views 9 Comments

The French club are not happy.

# epcr - Friday 7 February, 2020

Racing 92 say they will 'enforce their rights' as Saracens hearing gets underway
# Mess
From The42
# Mess

Racing 92 say they will 'enforce their rights' as Saracens hearing gets underway

Feb 7th 2020, 6:30 PM 17,932 Views 20 Comments

The Top 14 club expressed surprise not to have been contacted about the misconduct charge.

Leinster opponents Saracens in trouble again over possible ineligible player
# Shambles
From The42
# Shambles

Leinster opponents Saracens in trouble again over possible ineligible player

Feb 7th 2020, 12:36 PM 38,993 Views 45 Comments

EPCR has brought a misconduct complaint against Sarries, who could be facing a fine or points deduction.

# epcr - Sunday 15 December, 2019

Munster-Saracens second-half scuffle to be investigated by EPCR
# Statement
From The42
# Statement

Munster-Saracens second-half scuffle to be investigated by EPCR

Dec 15th 2019, 1:26 PM 13,669 Views 79 Comments

The Champions Cup organisers released a statement this afternoon.

# epcr - Monday 14 October, 2019

Three Irish referees set for Champions Cup duty as appointments confirmed
# European Rugby
From The42
# European Rugby

Three Irish referees set for Champions Cup duty as appointments confirmed

Oct 14th 2019, 1:18 PM 8,407 Views 10 Comments

Frank Murphy, Andrew Brace and George Clancy will take charge of pool stage fixtures next month.

# epcr - Wednesday 19 June, 2019

Munster face tough pool draw as provinces to learn Champions Cup opponents
# Road To Marseille
From The42
# Road To Marseille

Munster face tough pool draw as provinces to learn Champions Cup opponents

Jun 19th 2019, 6:00 AM 18,656 Views 15 Comments

The draw for the 2019/20 competition takes place in Lausanne this afternoon.

# epcr - Saturday 11 May, 2019

Saracens fullback Goode named EPCR Player of the Year
# Top Performer
From The42
# Top Performer

Saracens fullback Goode named EPCR Player of the Year

May 11th 2019, 8:49 PM 10,255 Views 9 Comments

The England international was chosen ahead of Mako Vunipola and Leinster trio Seán Cronin, Tadhg Furlong and Garry Ringrose.

# epcr - Wednesday 24 April, 2019

Cronin, Furlong and Ringrose shortlisted for EPCR Player of the Year award
# Top Performers
From The42
# Top Performers

Cronin, Furlong and Ringrose shortlisted for EPCR Player of the Year award

Apr 24th 2019, 3:34 PM 14,585 Views 36 Comments

Champions Cup finalists Leinster and Saracens dominate the five-man shortlist.

# epcr - Monday 15 April, 2019

Former Ireland team manager Kearney appointed to EPCR board
# New Role
From The42
# New Role

Former Ireland team manager Kearney appointed to EPCR board

Apr 15th 2019, 3:57 PM 6,662 Views 2 Comments

Kearney will represent the IRFU at the top table of European rugby.

# epcr - Wednesday 10 April, 2019

Toulouse out-half Holmes cleared to face Leinster after quarter-final red card
# Free To Play
From The42
# Free To Play

Toulouse out-half Holmes cleared to face Leinster after quarter-final red card

Apr 10th 2019, 4:41 PM 5,191 Views 1 Comment

The Australian has served a one-week ban and is free to play at the Aviva Stadium on Sunday week.

# epcr - Friday 5 April, 2019

EPCR announce referee appointments for Champions Cup semi-finals
# Middle Men
From The42
# Middle Men

EPCR announce referee appointments for Champions Cup semi-finals

Apr 5th 2019, 11:58 AM 9,922 Views 15 Comments

Meanwhile, Ireland’s John Lacey will take charge of a Challenge Cup semi-final.

# epcr - Thursday 14 March, 2019

Possible Heineken Cup semi-final venues for Irish provinces confirmed
# Planning
From The42
# Planning

Possible Heineken Cup semi-final venues for Irish provinces confirmed

Mar 14th 2019, 12:07 PM 28,028 Views 43 Comments

The Aviva Stadium could be a host venue for the final four of the competition.

# epcr - Wednesday 13 February, 2019

Racing could get home venue semi-final as EPCR allay Brexit-related fears
# Stadium
From The42
# Stadium

Racing could get home venue semi-final as EPCR allay Brexit-related fears

Feb 13th 2019, 4:47 PM 14,255 Views 43 Comments

Leinster or Ulster could have to face the French club in their Parisian home stadium.

# epcr - Thursday 24 January, 2019

Carbery among eight Irish players nominated for EPCR Player of the Year
# Top Performers
From The42
# Top Performers

Carbery among eight Irish players nominated for EPCR Player of the Year

Jan 24th 2019, 5:00 PM 24,361 Views 75 Comments

Seven different clubs are represented as the candidates for the Anthony Foley Memorial Trophy are revealed.

# epcr - Wednesday 19 December, 2018

Kockott escapes with lenient three-week ban for 'low end' eye gouge
# Champions Cup
From The42
# Champions Cup

Kockott escapes with lenient three-week ban for 'low end' eye gouge

Dec 19th 2018, 7:03 PM 12,241 Views 66 Comments

Marc-Antoine Rallier has also been suspended for one week following a dangerous tackle on Peter O’Mahony.

# epcr - Tuesday 23 October, 2018

England's Lozowski to miss Springbok Test after EPCR extend ban
# Unavailable
From The42
# Unavailable

England's Lozowski to miss Springbok Test after EPCR extend ban

Oct 23rd 2018, 7:53 PM 6,234 Views 1 Comment

The Saracens centre was originally handed a two-week suspension, but will now be unavailable for England’s opening November Test.

'The result stands': EPCR reject Bath's request for Toulouse replay
# Case Closed
From The42
# Case Closed

'The result stands': EPCR reject Bath's request for Toulouse replay

Oct 23rd 2018, 3:44 PM 8,161 Views 11 Comments

The tournament organisers say Irish referee Andrew Brace didn’t end the match early.

# epcr - Monday 1 October, 2018

Marseille wins 'competitive' bidding process to stage 2020 Champions Cup final
# Road To Marseille
From The42
# Road To Marseille

Marseille wins 'competitive' bidding process to stage 2020 Champions Cup final

Oct 1st 2018, 11:02 AM 5,204 Views 4 Comments

The Stadé Velodrome will also host the Challenge Cup decider.

# epcr - Friday 17 August, 2018

Champions Leinster to open European defence against Wasps, Munster begin with trip to Exeter
# Champions Cup
From The42
# Champions Cup

Champions Leinster to open European defence against Wasps, Munster begin with trip to Exeter

Aug 17th 2018, 2:45 PM 18,875 Views 9 Comments

The schedule, dates, and kick-off times for the European pool stages are finally in.

# epcr - Tuesday 17 July, 2018

Toulon threatened with points deduction, Boudjellal fined for staunch Bastareaud defence
# EPCR
From The42
# EPCR

Toulon threatened with points deduction, Boudjellal fined for staunch Bastareaud defence

Jul 17th 2018, 2:27 PM 8,550 Views 15 Comments

Defending his centre’s homophobic slur will cost the Top 14 club owner over €75,000.

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