Swap Players – Champions Cup & Challenge Cup

Swap Players – Champions Cup & Challenge Cup

The following players have been nominated by their clubs as incoming Swap Players for the 2019/20 Heineken Champions Cup and Challenge Cup tournaments.

The registration of the incoming players (maximum of 41 players for Heineken Champions Cup squads) may be reversed before the knockout stages.


To provide flexibility for clubs in light of Rugby World Cup 2019 and to cater for the possibility of long-term injuries sustained by players after the First Registration deadline but before Round 1, clubs may register up to five incoming Swap Players on or before Wednesday 13 November 2019 to replace players previously registered by the club.

The registration of incoming Swap Players can be reversed before Thursday 26 March 2020. Each player can only replace the player who was initially nominated as his incoming Swap Player.

Each club may also register up to five Additional Players during the pool stages, but none during the knockout stages, each to replace a player previously registered. A minimum of three Additional Players must be front row players.

For the knockout stages, clubs can add up to three players to supplement their squads.

Nominations are subject to Union approval


ASM Clermont Auvergne

Player in: Thibault LANEN
Player out: Sébastien Vahaamahina
Player in: Donovan TAOFIFENUA
Player out: Tim Nanai Williams

Bath Rugby

Player in: Will VAUGHAN
Player out: Henry Thomas
Player in: Gabe HAMMER-WEBB
Player out: Tom de Glanville

Benetton Rugby

Player in: Marco FUSER
Player out: Alessandro Zanni

Connacht Rugby

Player in: Peter McCABE
Player out: Paddy McAllister
Player in: Niall MURRAY
Player out: Sean O’Brien (back row)

Exeter Chiefs

Player in: Alfie PETCH
Player out: Greg Holmes
Player in: Tom PRICE
Player out: Sam Skinner
Player in: Marcus STREET
Player out: Tom Francis

Glasgow Warriors

Player in: Rory HUGHES
Player out: Jonny Gray
Player in: Darcy RAE
Player out: Siosiua Halanukonuka
Player in: Adam ASHE
Player out: Jale Vakaloloma
Player in: Tom GORDON
Player out: Lee Jones
Player in: Johnny MATTHEWS
Player out: Grant Stewart

Gloucester Rugby

Player in: Todd GLEAVE
Player out: James Hanson
Player in: Thomas STANTON
Player out: Owen Williams


Player in: Renaldo BOTHMA
Player out: Max Crumpton
Player in: Toby FREEMAN
Player out: Jack Clifford
Player in: Luke NORTHMORE
Player out: Joe Marchant
Player in: Lloyd WHEELDON
Player out: Ben Tapuai
Player in: Hugh TIZARD
Player out: Aaron Morris

Leinster Rugby

Player in: Scott PENNY
Player out: Dan Leavy
Player in: Ryan BAIRD
Player out: Jack Conan
Player in: Cian KELLEHER
Player out: Fergus McFadden
Player in: Bryan BYRNE
Player out: Vakh Abdaladze
Player in: Ciaran FRAWLEY
Player out: Barry Daly


Player in: Aaron CRUDEN
Player out: Handré Pollard
Player in: Jannie DU PLESSIS
Player out: Guilhem Guirado
Player in: Thomas DARMON
Player out: Lucas De Connick

Munster Rugby
Player in: Ben HEALY
Player out: Alex Wootton

Northampton Saints

Player in: James MITCHELL
Player out: Reuben Bird-Tulloch


Player in: Marvin ORIE
Player out: Will Griffiths


Player in: Damian WILLEMSE
Player out: Ralph Adams-Hale


Player in: Théo IDJELLIDAINE
Player out: Antoine Dupont



Player in: Sione TAU
Player out: André Gorin

Player in: Owen JENKINS
Player out: Jack Cosgrove


Player in: Gabriel SOUVERBIE
Player out: Benson Stanley
Player in: Daniel ORSO
Player out: Jesse Mogg

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