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# epcr - Thursday 14 March, 2019

Possible Heineken Cup semi-final venues for Irish provinces confirmed

The Aviva Stadium could be a host venue for the final four of the competition.

# epcr - Wednesday 13 February, 2019

Racing could get home venue semi-final as EPCR allay Brexit-related fears

Leinster or Ulster could have to face the French club in their Parisian home stadium.

# epcr - Thursday 24 January, 2019

Carbery among eight Irish players nominated for EPCR Player of the Year

Seven different clubs are represented as the candidates for the Anthony Foley Memorial Trophy are revealed.

# epcr - Wednesday 19 December, 2018

Kockott escapes with lenient three-week ban for 'low end' eye gouge

Marc-Antoine Rallier has also been suspended for one week following a dangerous tackle on Peter O’Mahony.

# epcr - Tuesday 23 October, 2018

England's Lozowski to miss Springbok Test after EPCR extend ban

The Saracens centre was originally handed a two-week suspension, but will now be unavailable for England’s opening November Test.

'The result stands': EPCR reject Bath's request for Toulouse replay

The tournament organisers say Irish referee Andrew Brace didn’t end the match early.

# epcr - Monday 1 October, 2018

Marseille wins 'competitive' bidding process to stage 2020 Champions Cup final

The Stadé Velodrome will also host the Challenge Cup decider.

# epcr - Friday 17 August, 2018

Champions Leinster to open European defence against Wasps, Munster begin with trip to Exeter

The schedule, dates, and kick-off times for the European pool stages are finally in.

# epcr - Tuesday 17 July, 2018

Toulon threatened with points deduction, Boudjellal fined for staunch Bastareaud defence

Defending his centre’s homophobic slur will cost the Top 14 club owner over €75,000.

# epcr - Wednesday 20 June, 2018

Munster pitted against Exeter, Leinster take on Wasps and Toulouse in next season's Champions Cup

Ulster will meet Simon Zebo’s Racing 92 and Scarlets while, in the Challenge Cup, Connacht have been pitted against Sale, Bordeaux and Perpignan.

# epcr - Monday 4 June, 2018

Heineken returns as Champions Cup title sponsor from next season

EPCR has secured a four-year title sponsorship deal with the Dutch brewing company.

# epcr - Thursday 29 March, 2018

Aviva Stadium in line to host Champions Cup semi-final as venues announced

Leinster will have home advantage if they can overcome Saracens and Scarlets defeat La Rochelle.

# epcr - Sunday 25 March, 2018

Romanian referee withdrawn from Challenge Cup quarter-final over security fears

Vlad Iordachescu was due to be fourth official for Pau’s clash with defending champions Stade Francais.

# epcr - Friday 16 March, 2018

Champions Cup rugby to be shown free-to-air in Ireland for the first time since 2006

TV3 has secured a four-year agreement with EPCR to broadcast nine games per season.

# epcr - Monday 19 February, 2018

Formal complaint issued against Toulon president for saying EPCR chiefs have 'no morality'

Mourad Boudjellal’s comments came in response to Mathieu Bastareaud’s citing for calling an opponent a ‘f*****g f****t’.

# epcr - Tuesday 23 January, 2018

Beirne among four Irishmen nominated for European Player of the Year

Conor Murray, Tadhg Furlong and Johnny Sexton are also in the mix.

# epcr - Tuesday 16 January, 2018

EPCR investigating controversial claims by Toulon president in defence of Bastareaud

Toulon and France centre Mathieu Bastereaud was cited for calling an opponent a ‘f***ing f**got’.

# epcr - Tuesday 22 August, 2017

Home comforts for Leinster and Ulster while Munster head to France for European opener

EPCR have announced the 2017-18 fixture details.

# epcr - Tuesday 4 July, 2017

You'll only need one sports subscription to watch the Champions Cup from next year

BT Sport has secured exclusive rights to both the European Rugby Champions Cup and Challenge Cup in 2022.

# epcr - Friday 19 May, 2017

Stade Francais await Connacht (or Saints) in play-off decider after crushing Cardiff Blues

The French side ran in seven tries to end Cardiff Blues’ season.

Connacht left frustrated by EPCR registration issue before play-off

The western province had planned to start Eoin Griffin at outside centre.

# epcr - Thursday 18 May, 2017

Italian clubs will no longer get an automatic place in the Champions Cup

EPCR has confirmed some encouraging changes to the qualification format.

# epcr - Monday 3 April, 2017

Rugby Champions Cup finals set for Bilbao's San Mamés and St James' Park

Bilbao and Newcastle confirmed as hosts for the 2018 and 2019 showpieces.

# epcr - Wednesday 20 April, 2016

Ulster-bound Piutau among 11 Premiership players nominated for European Rugby Player of the Year

Dan Carter’s in there too, but the EPCR panel couldn’t find room for any Irish players.

# epcr - Friday 25 March, 2016

Talks under way to set up match between winners of Super Rugby and Champions Cup

The EPCR and SANZAR are working to bring the best of both sides of the world together.

# epcr - Friday 15 January, 2016

Leinster start with Dooley and Molony in fresh-faced tight five to take on Bath

The loosehead and lock are two of six players making their first European start.

# epcr - Friday 30 October, 2015

Munster's Fitzgerald and Leinster's Ringrose among fresh faces in squads for European competition

And these two powerful tight five options are aiming for some Challenge Cup game time.

# epcr - Thursday 26 March, 2015

Next season's Champions Cup starts a fortnight after the World Cup final

EPCR has also announced its plans for the play-off system over the next three seasons.

# epcr - Friday 12 December, 2014

Armitage and Castrogiovanni in the dock after being hit with complaints of misconduct

The incidents allegedly occured during and after Toulon’s clash with the Leicester Tigers at Welford Road.

# epcr - Sunday 26 October, 2014

Good start half the work for Leinster in Castres

It’s a big day for Luke Fitzgerald and Gordon D’Arcy as the eastern province tries to keep the winning rhythm going.

# epcr - Saturday 25 October, 2014

As it happened: Ulster v Toulon, Champions Cup

Only the back-to-back champions stood between Ulster and victory today, so we went minute-by-minute from Ravenhill.

# epcr - Monday 13 October, 2014

Forget Chabal, 9 years on Wallace's timing v Sale is the lasting memory for O'Callaghan

The sides meet this Saturday and the lock is aiming to avoid a repeat of the 2005 trip to Edgeley Park.

# epcr - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

EPCR to name chairman in next fortnight while ERC staff ponder Swiss move

Brian O’Driscoll was linked with the role during the summer months.

# epcr - Monday 6 October, 2014

Champions Cup may face year-long wait for four remaining sponsors

The EPCR’s Board Director, Paul McNaughton, has shared the organisation’s sympathy with rugby fans.

EPCR to confirm Champions Cup December dates before end of week

YouTube, Google+ and Canterbury are the latest companies to get involved with the new European rugby organisation.

# epcr - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

London's Twickenham to host inaugural final of Rugby Champions Cup

The Challenge Cup decider will be played at the Twickenham Stoop the day before.