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# erc - Friday 3 January, 2020

From Spain has been struggling to form a government since April - but Catalan separatists could soon change that Deadlock

Spain has been struggling to form a government since April - but Catalan separatists could soon change that

Catalonia’s ERC party will abstain from a confidence vote next week.

# erc - Tuesday 7 November, 2017

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Nearly 60 Ryanair pilot reps from across Europe sign letter to Michael O'Leary calling for collective bargaining rights

In the letter – seen by – representatives said that pilots wanted to be represented with “one collective voice”.

# erc - 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.

# erc - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

ERC staff called in to run first ever Rugby Champions Cup

Employees of the organisation that administered the Heineken Cup will be parachuted in to organise the new competition.

# erc - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

Chris Ashton and Jonny Wilkinson on shortlist for ERC Player of the Year

Three Saracens players and two Toulon men have made the cut ahead of the Heineken Cup final.

# erc - Sunday 30 March, 2014

Irishman Craig Breen wins world-renowned Acropolis Rally ERC

Irishman Craig Breen wins world-renowned Acropolis Rally

The Waterford driver picks up the biggest win of his career.

# erc - Wednesday 12 February, 2014

Six Nations release extremely short and sweet statement after Paris stakeholder meeting

Suddenly, the future looks just a little bit brighter for the Heineken Cup.

# erc - Thursday 6 February, 2014

More doubt cast over future of Heineken Cup as ERC stops payments to clubs

A statement was released last night with officials set to reconvene on 19 February.

# erc - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

GAA league finals won't be moved from Croke Park for potential Heineken Cup semi-final

The ERC have yet to approach the GAA about possibly using the venue.

# erc - Thursday 23 January, 2014

Connacht scrum half Kieran Marmion escapes ban

He’s free to play for the Wolfhounds against the Saxons on Saturday.

# erc - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

Four Irishmen included on longlist for ERC European Player of the Year

Two Munster men, two Leinster forwards and Ulster’s South African maestro have made the first cut.

# erc - Monday 20 January, 2014

Marmion and White cited for incidents during Connacht's defeat to Saracens

Meanwhile, Edinburgh’s Cornell du Preez will also appear before a judicial officer after his yellow card against Munster.

# erc - Monday 13 January, 2014

English chairman blames Heineken Cup fiasco on the French

Exeter Chiefs supremo Tony Rowe believes every European club wants to reach an agreement and feels the unions are at fault.

# erc - Saturday 4 January, 2014

'WRU has failed miserably': Welsh regions angrily reiterate backing for RCC with 'facts'

‘It is yet to be explained why bringing an additional £12m into the game is not in the best interests of Welsh rugby.’

# erc - Thursday 2 January, 2014

English clubs welcome Welsh support as WRU promise regions new agreement

The warring factions in European rugby were back at it today.

# erc - Tuesday 24 December, 2013

5 sporting Christmas cards that probably weren't sent this year

But would have made sense if they were.

# erc - Thursday 5 December, 2013

English clubs confirm split from Heineken Cup after this season

Premiership Rugby stakeholders met today to discuss their future in ERC competitions.

Premiership clubs meet today to discuss ERC future (or lack of it)

“The meeting will look at the future of English and European rugby over the next five years.”

# erc - Saturday 30 November, 2013

French club boss: Rugby Champions Cup was a way to get what we wanted

“This year of transition will give us enough time to create a new structure,” he added.

# erc - Friday 29 November, 2013

The Heineken Cup lives on... for now

With the English seemingly set to come on board, all looks rosy for the ERC but this battle will resume next year.

# erc - Wednesday 27 November, 2013

Top 14 clubs to meet to decide Heineken Cup future

Suggestions from France are that the LNR is ready to leave the English clubs out on their own.

# erc - Friday 22 November, 2013

Opinion: French clubs remain the key to a real Heineken Cup

The LNR has not yet committed to playing in the ERC-run tournament next season.

# erc - Thursday 21 November, 2013

English clubs to press on with Rugby Champions Cup despite exodus

The English RFU was not present at this afternoon’s meeting in Dublin.

Heineken Cup agreement set to continue without English clubs

A statement from the IRFU this evening confirmed that an ERC-run European competition will continue.

# erc - Monday 11 November, 2013

FFR offers clubs €2 million each to play in Heineken Cup – report

Pierre Camou, the president of the FFR, apparently held a meeting with representatives of the Top 14 sides last week.

# erc - Thursday 24 October, 2013

Mediator lays out European Rugby framework after Dublin talks

The parties will meet again early next month.

# erc - Wednesday 16 October, 2013

Celtic nations looking for more World Cup rewards - report

Ireland, Scotland and Wales look set to demand more World Cup cash as concerns over European club rugby persist.

# erc - Monday 7 October, 2013

San Siro set to stage the 2015 Heineken Cup final* ERC

San Siro set to stage the 2015 Heineken Cup final*

*If the European competition even exists at that stage.

# erc - Monday 30 September, 2013

Toulon and the Chiefs set for 'World Cup of Clubs' showdown

The NZRU have given the go-ahead for the game to take place, according to reports in France.

# erc - Thursday 26 September, 2013

IRFU will not sanction provincial involvement in breakaway tournament

All four nations involved in the Pro12 have today backed the existing structure.

# erc - Monday 23 September, 2013

French Federation brand club breakaway 'irrelevant and inappropriate'

The FFR say they will stand in the way of their clubs who hope to join the ‘Rugby Champions Cup’.

# erc - Sunday 22 September, 2013

English, French clubs christen breakaway 'Rugby Champions Cup'

Premiership Rugby and the LNR released a joint statement today.

# erc - Friday 20 September, 2013

'It's all about money these days': Quinlan hopes Heineken Cup is salvaged

The former Munster and Ireland flanker says every team in Europe would struggle without the H Cup.

# erc - Wednesday 18 September, 2013

'Someone's going to have to suck eggs': Paul Warwick on Heineken Cup stand-off

The Australian believes any elite European competition would be pointless without the likes of Munster and Leinster.

Four great Irish wins in the Heineken Cup

The European tournament has given Irish fans some unforgettable days.

# erc - Tuesday 17 September, 2013

ERC invites everyone back to Dublin to sort out Heineken Cup mess

ERC wants to find “a negotiated solution to the current impasse” on 23 October.

# erc - Friday 13 September, 2013

Jean-Pierre Lux asks ERC stakeholders to 'cease public ultimatums'

The European Rugby Cup CEO repeated the points agreed in this week’s Dublin meeting.

# erc - Wednesday 11 September, 2013

ERC: All parties are committed to re-signing Heineken Cup deal

‘Any purported cross-border club tournaments needed the approval both of the IRB, and of the relevant Unions.’

# erc - Tuesday 27 August, 2013

Toulon v Chiefs? February date reported for potential rugby 'World Cup of Clubs'

Bondi and Ballsbridge may have just gotten a little bit closer.

# erc - Sunday 19 May, 2013

Jonny Wilkinson named European Player of the Year

The Toulon outhalf held off competition from Jamie Heaslip and a trio of Clermont players.

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