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Challenge Cup

2020 - 2021

Champions Cup and Challenge Cup knockout stage draws to take place on Tuesday

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

The draws for the knockout stages of the 2020/21 Heineken Champions Cup and Challenge Cup tournaments will take place in Lausanne, Switzerland next Tuesday (9 March).   The key event which starts...

How the revised formats for the Champions and Challenge Cup will work

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

The EPCR has confirmed the revised tournament formats for the 2020/21 season.    In a statement confirming the news, the organising body of the Champions Cup and Challenge Cup said that the...

Champions Cup and Challenge Cup final group stage-games scrapped

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Premiership Rugby chief executive Darren Childs has confirmed that the remaining Champions Cup and Challenge Cup pools stage matches have now been abandoned.   This comes after the French...

Report: Challenge and Champions Cup competitions to abandon group stages

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The makeup of the Challenge and Champions Cup is set for a radical shake-up with the group stages poised to be abandoned, according to a report by The Guardian.   According to The Guardian,...

Gabriel Ibitoye linked with a move away from Agen

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

A promising talent that shone the Premiership for Harlequins as well as for the England u20s, Gabriel Ibitoye has been linked with a move away from Agen.   The 22-year-old has scored two tries for...

Champions and Challenge Cup set to be postponed - report

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Champions and Challenge Cup is set to be suspended for the next two weekends after a decision from the French government to prevent Top 14 clubs from taking part in the cross-border competition.       According...

Champions Cup and Challenge Cup Rounds 3 and 4 Referee Appointments

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Nika Amashukeli of Georgia will make his debut as a Champions Cup referee when he takes charge of the Round 3 fixture between Pool B joint-leaders, Racing 92, and Harlequins at Paris La Défense...

Sport to continue in England

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Professional sport in England can continue behind closed doors, despite a new national lockdown announced by Prime Minister Boris Johnson.    After the national lockdown was announced last...

Bayonne won't play in the Challenge Cup other TOP14 consider boycott

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Champions and Challenge Cup is under threat with the French clubs considering a boycott.    Bayonne have confirmed that as it stands, the club will not play the two Challenge Cup matches...

Piutau and Morahan back for Newcastle's visit to Ashton Gate

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The only Premiership match on the first day of 2021 sees Bristol Bears host the high flying Newcastle Falcons at Ashton Gate.   Pat Lam's Bears have won a hattrick of Premiership matches since their...