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EPCR Confirm When They Want To Host 2020 Champions Cup Final

champions cup

The European Professional Club Rugby [EPCR] association has confirmed that they are committed to finishing this season’s European club competitions despite the ongoing global pandemic.  Like most sports worldwide, the club rugby season was suspended following the outbreak of Covid-19 that has swept its way across the globe. With all competitions brought to a halt, the future of this season’s …

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EPCR Release Statement On Club World Cup Proposal

Club World Cup Rugby

EPCR have released a statement to address the media reports which emerged on Monday which outlined details of a proposed ‘Club World Cup’.  The competition, which is being proposed by the president of the French Rugby Union, Bernard Laporte, would see a 20-team club competition created which would involve teams from both the northern and southern hemisphere. However, reports on …

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Radical World Club Rugby Competition Could Be On The Cards

World Club Rugby Competition

The president of the French Rugby Union, Bernard Laporte, is proposing a radical new club rugby competition which could see the much loved but often maligned Champions Cup become defunct.  Laporte is hoping to become vice-chairman of World Rugby and he will seek election next month as Bill Beaumont aims to continue as chairman of the game’s world governing body. …

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EPCR Announce Postponement Of Champions Cup & Challenge Cup

European Professional Club Rugby have announced the suspension of this season’s Heineken Cup and Champions Cup in addition to postponing the semi-finals and finals of the respective competitions. Both of the tournaments’ quarter-finals had been postponed in light of the recent coronavirus outbreak which has decimated the sporting calendar across the globe. After a conference call on Monday the EPCR …

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EPCR Confirm Champions Cup Quarter-Finals Have Been Postponed

The EPCR have confirmed that this season’s Heineken Champions Cup quarter-finals have been postponed.  The news comes as no surprise and was expected following the ongoing spread of COVID-19 which continues to spread across the globe. The organisation confirmed that the decision was made following a conference call today and that the eight games will be postponed with the entire …

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Racing Issue Scathing Statement Following “Grotesque” Saracens Fine

Racing 92 have issued a scathing statement following EPCR’s decision to fine Saracens for fielding an ineligible player during the club’s 27-24 win over the French club in January. The EPCR decided to bring misconduct charges against Saracens after they were informed earlier this week that their player, Titi Lamositele, who was named in the matchday squad for the fixture …

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Leinster Trio Among Nominees For European Player Of The Year

Leinster nominees

The nominees for the 2020 EPCR European Player of the Year have been announced with three Leinster players included.  In total, seven clubs are represented among the 15 nominees who were picked by a panel of judges which include Brian O’Driscoll, Alan Quinlan, Bryan Habana and Dimitri Yachvili. Leinster, Racing 92 and the Exeter Chiefs all have three nominees included …

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Hearing Confirmed For Munster Doctor After Jamie George Incident

Munster doctor

EPCR have confirmed that a disciplinary hearing will take place in order to investigate the incident surrounding Munster doctor Jamie Kearns and Saracens and England international Jamie George.  In the second half of Saracens’ 15-6 win over Munster in Round 4 of the Heineken Champions Cup, it is alleged that Kearns directed an abusive comment, or comments, towards George. This …

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Referees Confirmed For Crucial Champions Cup Rounds

Champions Cup referees

EPCR have confirmed the referees who will take charge of the fixtures in Rounds 5 & 6 of this season’s Champions Cup.  The ties will be played in January and they will be crucial in determining who reaches the knockout stages of the competition. Leinster are the only team in the competition who have already qualified for the last eight …

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EPCR Confirm Investigation Into Munster-Saracens Incident

Munster Saracens

EPCR, the governing body of the Champions Cup, have confirmed that they will conduct an investigation into the ugly scenes which occurred during the Pool 4 clash between Saracens and Munster at Allianz Park on Saturday.  During the second half of Saracens’ 15-6 victory over Munster, Jamie George took offence from a comment from a member of Munster’s backroom staff …

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EPCR Considering Action After Saracens No Show At Official Launch

Saracens EPCR

EPCR, the governing body of European club rugby, have released a brief statement stating their disappointment with Saracens not attending the official launch of the Heineken Champions Cup and Challenge Cup today in Cardiff.  Today’s event in Cardiff sees all participating teams in the Champions Cup and Challenge Cup represented by respective coaches and players where among other things, they …

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EPCR: Premiership Ruling Will Not Affect Saracens European Standing

Saracens

The EPCR, the governing body of European club rugby, have confirmed that today’s decision by Premiership Rugby to hit Saracens with a strong penalty will not affect the club’s European standing.  The Heineken Champions Cup champions received a 35-point deduction as well as £5.36 million fine for breaching the Premiership Rugby Salary Cap. Following a nine-month investigation, Premiership Rugby this …

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EPCR Rebuff Bruce Craig’s Demand For Bath-Toulouse Replay

Bath Toulouse

Late last week, Bath owner Bruce Craig outlined his intention to write to the EPCR to request a replay of the Heineken Champions Cup clash between his club and Toulouse.  That game, which was famous for Freddie Burns’ failure to ground the ball for a certain match-winning try, was won by Toulouse on a scoreline of 20-22. However, Craig was …

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Mourad Boudjellal Receives Hefty Fine For “Discriminating” And “Insulting” Comments

Mourad Boudjellal has been fined by an independent Disciplinary Committee for comments which he made back in January and February of this year.  It was alleged that Boudjellal made comments that (among other things) allegedly condoned homophobic conduct, discriminated against and insulted various groups, and brought the game of rugby into disrepute by attacking, disparaging and criticising EPCR. The committee upheld these …

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Champions Cup Rugby Will Be Shown Free To Air Next Season [Report]

There is good news being reported by The Telegraph this morning with the report that Champions Cup fixtures will be shown free-to-air next season. BT Sport secured the rights to show the competition from next season until 2022 but there is flexibility from tournament organisers to allow free-to-air broadcasters to show games as part of that deal. Sky Sports who currently …

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