European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR) is the organiser of the Heineken Champions Cup and EPCR Challenge Cup. EPCR’s mission is to create outstanding rugby experiences for all key stakeholders, including leagues, clubs, players, match officials, unions, fans, broadcast and commercial partners, communities and the media. Stade Rochelais from France won the title for the 2021/22 season, after which three South African sides were welcomed to the fold.
Established in 2014 with headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland, EPCR has the following members: Fédération Française de Rugby (FFR), Federazione Italiana Rugby (FIR), Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU), Ligue Nationale de Rugby (LNR), Premier Rugby Ltd (PRL), PRO Rugby Championship DAC (URC), Rugby Football Union (RFU), Scottish Rugby Union (SRU) and Welsh Rugby Union (WRU). The Heineken Champions Cup and EPCR Challenge Cup tournaments feature clubs which have qualified on merit from their respective domestic leagues – Gallagher Premiership Rugby, the TOP 14 and the Vodacom United Rugby Championship.
09 Dec | Gtech Community Stadium, Brentford
Montpellier Hérault Rugby
Cell C Sharks
10 Dec | Hollywoodbets Kings Park, Durban
10 Dec | Stade Oceane, Le Havre
ASM Clermont Auvergne
10 Dec | Parc des Sports Marcel Michelin, Clermont
10 Dec | Kingsholm Stadium, Gloucester