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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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Two Irish And Two English Internationals Make Shortlist For EPCR European Player Of The Year

Wales v England - RBS Six Nations

In March, the EPCR released a 15-strong list of nominees for their 2017 European Player of the Year. Today, 10 of those players were dropped, as the organisation announced a 5-man shortlist. Eliminated from the running were Wasps flanker Thomas Young, Clermont Auvergne’s Noa Nakaitaci, Glasgow lock Jonny Gray, Leinster prop Tadhg Furlong, Wasps standout Joe Launchbury, Munster scrumhalf Conor …

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EPCR Unveil Full List Of Nominees For ‘Player Of The Year’

With the finale weekend of the Six Nations behind us, attention now moves sharply back to the club game. Close on the horizon is Rugby Champions Cup action. Furthermore, the quarter-finals this year have thrown up some mammoth ties involving Europe’s rugby elite. To whet our appetite for the knockout stages, the EPCR have been drip feeding the public their nominees …

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Do ‘Weakened’ Teams Damage The European Champions Cup?

With Northampton Saints facing the possibility of an EPCR investigation into the team they fielded against Leinster on Saturday evening, the issue of selecting perceived ‘weaker’ sides in Champions Cup fixtures has reared its head again, but is it right that teams should be forced to select their ‘best’ players? On the one hand for many outfits in the Champions …

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Irish Province Revealed as Having Highest Rugby Attendance In Europe

European Professional Club Rugby has announced official attendance records for the Champions Cup and the Challenge Cup.  The EPCR is the governing body and organiser of two European rugby union club tournaments and today it has announced whose fans are at the races for the continental clashes. Irish fans have been screaming for years that their fans are the best in the …

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