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#EPCR

# epcr - Thursday 21 April, 2022

URC ref boss says there's too much inconsistency with high tackle decisions
# Mitigation
From The42
# Mitigation

URC ref boss says there's too much inconsistency with high tackle decisions

Apr 21st 2022, 9:17 AM 4,696 Views 6 Comments

EPCR and the URC will hold a workshop next week as they look to nail down a clear message.

# epcr - Friday 8 April, 2022

'The whole of Galway will be buzzing' - Leinster look to land first blow in Connacht
# Home And Away
From The42
# Home And Away

'The whole of Galway will be buzzing' - Leinster look to land first blow in Connacht

Apr 8th 2022, 6:00 AM 5,839 Views 14 Comments

Leo Cullen’s side are firm favourites as the Champions Cup Round of 16 gets underway tonight.

# epcr - Wednesday 19 January, 2022

Bundee Aki gets citing warning for 'act of dissent' towards referee Raynal
# Slap On The Wrist
From The42
# Slap On The Wrist

Bundee Aki gets citing warning for 'act of dissent' towards referee Raynal

Jan 19th 2022, 1:36 PM 6,749 Views 2 Comments

The Ireland centre will not face a suspension for remonstrating with the French match official.

# epcr - Tuesday 11 January, 2022

Postponed Champions Cup ties won't be rescheduled, as Leinster's 28-0 loss to Montpellier remains
# Decision
From The42
# Decision

Postponed Champions Cup ties won't be rescheduled, as Leinster's 28-0 loss to Montpellier remains

Jan 11th 2022, 8:20 PM 27,963 Views 57 Comments

Five postponed Champions Cup fixtures and two Challenge Cup games have been recorded as 0-0 draws.

# epcr - Friday 7 January, 2022

Champions Cup games set to proceed as planned this month, says EPCR
# Exemptions
From The42
# Exemptions

Champions Cup games set to proceed as planned this month, says EPCR

Jan 7th 2022, 3:14 PM 2,877 Views 3 Comments

French government travel exemptions will apply to clubs and match officials from the UK.

# epcr - Tuesday 4 January, 2022

EPCR hoping Champions Cup games can proceed as planned this month
# Exemptions
From The42
# Exemptions

EPCR hoping Champions Cup games can proceed as planned this month

Jan 4th 2022, 2:49 PM 4,629 Views 3 Comments

Work is underway to ensure travel exemptions will apply for participating clubs.

# epcr - Friday 17 December, 2021

Format of Champions Cup could change after raft of postponements
# Mess
From The42
# Mess

Format of Champions Cup could change after raft of postponements

Dec 17th 2021, 4:41 PM 9,413 Views 10 Comments

The ECPR cited “exceptional circumstances” in opting to postpone five games in the competition.

7 European games postponed but Munster's clash with Castres goes ahead
# Chaos
From The42
# Chaos

7 European games postponed but Munster's clash with Castres goes ahead

Dec 17th 2021, 1:27 PM 12,967 Views 18 Comments

The southern province will host the French side at Thomond Park tomorrow.

# epcr - Thursday 2 December, 2021

Huge boost for Munster as squad registration extended for Champions Cup
# Reinforcements
From The42
# Reinforcements

Huge boost for Munster as squad registration extended for Champions Cup

Dec 2nd 2021, 4:13 PM 24,209 Views 6 Comments

EPCR has stressed its intention for the pool stages to go ahead as scheduled.

# epcr - Monday 29 November, 2021

Munster have been given the go-ahead to fly home from South Africa
# Green Light
From The42
# Green Light

Munster have been given the go-ahead to fly home from South Africa

Nov 29th 2021, 2:10 PM 28,148 Views 10 Comments

Two members of the touring party will have to remain in Cape Town.

# epcr - Thursday 7 October, 2021

Irish provinces learn schedules for 2021/22 Champions Cup
# Fixture Details
From The42
# Fixture Details

Irish provinces learn schedules for 2021/22 Champions Cup

Oct 7th 2021, 12:46 PM 5,616 Views 1 Comment

Leinster and Connacht are at home on opening weekend, with Munster and Ulster on the road.

# epcr - Friday 30 April, 2021

Twickenham to host European finals with crowds of up to 10,000 people
# Supporters
From The42
# Supporters

Twickenham to host European finals with crowds of up to 10,000 people

Apr 30th 2021, 10:20 AM 5,548 Views 11 Comments

Meanwhile, EPCR confirmed that 24 teams will take part in next season’s Champions Cup.

# epcr - Wednesday 14 April, 2021

Leinster quartet nominated for European Player of the Year
# Awards
From The42
# Awards

Leinster quartet nominated for European Player of the Year

Apr 14th 2021, 5:09 PM 33,066 Views 23 Comments

Robbie Henshaw, Tadhg Furlong, Josh van der Flier and Hugo Keenan make the 15-strong list.

# epcr - Friday 2 April, 2021

Leinster's quarter-final spot confirmed as Toulon rage at 'scandal'
# Next Step
From The42
# Next Step

Leinster's quarter-final spot confirmed as Toulon rage at 'scandal'

Apr 2nd 2021, 6:22 PM 71,414 Views 33 Comments

Leo Cullen’s men will face Exeter or Lyon next weekend.

Leinster's game against Toulon has been cancelled due to a positive Covid case
# Off
From The42
# Off

Leinster's game against Toulon has been cancelled due to a positive Covid case

Apr 2nd 2021, 12:35 PM 57,400 Views 87 Comments

The Champions Cup round-of-16 clash was due to kick off at 5.30pm this evening.

# epcr - Tuesday 9 March, 2021

Munster drawn with Toulouse as Leinster get Toulon in Champions Cup
# CONFIRMED
From The42
# CONFIRMED

Munster drawn with Toulouse as Leinster get Toulon in Champions Cup

Mar 9th 2021, 1:02 PM 24,444 Views 62 Comments

Both Irish provinces are at home in the round-of-16 ties.

# epcr - Monday 11 January, 2021

EPCR confirms suspension of Champions Cup and Challenge Cup
# Directive
From The42
# Directive

EPCR confirms suspension of Champions Cup and Challenge Cup

Jan 11th 2021, 5:45 PM 23,369 Views 24 Comments

A directive from the French government meant Top 14 clubs couldn’t play this month.

'Change or be changed' - Provinces get used to dealing with uncertainty
# Planning
From The42
# Planning

'Change or be changed' - Provinces get used to dealing with uncertainty

Jan 11th 2021, 1:01 AM 7,175 Views 5 Comments

Connacht and Munster insisted they had no idea what would come next after Saturday night’s clash.

# epcr - Saturday 9 January, 2021

Champions Cup set to be postponed amidst latest wave of Covid-19
# Postponed
From The42
# Postponed

Champions Cup set to be postponed amidst latest wave of Covid-19

Jan 9th 2021, 12:33 PM 33,577 Views 15 Comments

French authorities are believed to have major concerns about cross-border competition at present.

# epcr - Friday 8 January, 2021

Champions Cup under threat as EPCR wait on French government decision
# Concerns
From The42
# Concerns

Champions Cup under threat as EPCR wait on French government decision

Updated Jan 8th 2021, 3:00 PM 16,916 Views 7 Comments

The Top 14 clubs could be forced to withdraw from two rounds of games this month.

# epcr - Thursday 10 December, 2020

Online abuse sees EPCR switch referee Brace's Champions Cup appointment
# Welfare
From The42
# Welfare

Online abuse sees EPCR switch referee Brace's Champions Cup appointment

Dec 10th 2020, 3:31 PM 13,206 Views 19 Comments

‘With his welfare and development as a referee to the fore, this course of action was deemed to be appropriate.’

# epcr - Friday 13 November, 2020

Leinster start Champions Cup with trip to France as Munster welcome Quins
# Diary
From The42
# Diary

Leinster start Champions Cup with trip to France as Munster welcome Quins

Nov 13th 2020, 3:26 PM 8,089 Views 1 Comment

Connacht will visit Racing 92 in their first game, while Ulster welcome Toulouse to Belfast.

# epcr - Wednesday 9 September, 2020

Toulouse 'enormously' frustrated at 5,000-person limit for Ulster quarter-final
# Away Day
From The42
# Away Day

Toulouse 'enormously' frustrated at 5,000-person limit for Ulster quarter-final

Sep 9th 2020, 2:29 PM 10,634 Views 4 Comments

The Top 14 club has moved the fixture to their smaller home venue of Stade Ernest Wallon.

# epcr - Wednesday 2 September, 2020

EPCR confirm new 24-team Champions Cup next season, and Connacht are in
# New Look
From The42
# New Look

EPCR confirm new 24-team Champions Cup next season, and Connacht are in

Sep 2nd 2020, 12:00 PM 36,253 Views 70 Comments

All four Irish provinces have qualified for the tournament, which will involve two pools of 12 teams.

# epcr - Thursday 9 July, 2020

This year's European Cup finals will no longer take place in Marseille
# New Venue
From The42
# New Venue

This year's European Cup finals will no longer take place in Marseille

Jul 9th 2020, 11:50 AM 20,198 Views 12 Comments

EPCR is now looking for a new venue or venues for the Champions Cup and Challenge Cup deciders.

# epcr - Thursday 25 June, 2020

New dates announced for completion of 2019/20 Champions Cup season
# CONFIRMED
From The42
# CONFIRMED

New dates announced for completion of 2019/20 Champions Cup season

Jun 25th 2020, 12:00 PM 16,515 Views 25 Comments

The 2020/21 season of European rugby is now due to start on 11/12/13 December.

# epcr - Thursday 30 April, 2020

French rugby bosses agree to cancel season, aim to start 20/21 in September
# European Rugby
From The42
# European Rugby

French rugby bosses agree to cancel season, aim to start 20/21 in September

Apr 30th 2020, 12:30 PM 6,007 Views 30 Comments

Covid-19 has ended France’s top division after 17 rounds.

# epcr - Tuesday 28 April, 2020

EPCR insists it will do utmost to complete the 2019/20 Champions Cup
# On Hold
From The42
# On Hold

EPCR insists it will do utmost to complete the 2019/20 Champions Cup

Apr 28th 2020, 6:12 PM 4,966 Views 24 Comments

France has confirmed that major sport will not resume there before September.

# epcr - Tuesday 21 April, 2020

Munster prop Cronin 'bears at least some fault' for failed anti-doping test
# Strict Liability
From The42
# Strict Liability

Munster prop Cronin 'bears at least some fault' for failed anti-doping test

Apr 21st 2020, 1:57 PM 7,882 Views 35 Comments

The judicial officer said he had ‘some sympathy for the player’ but that he could have done more.

# epcr - Tuesday 24 March, 2020

Rugby's Champions Cup and Challenge Cup finals postponed indefinitely
# On Hold
From The42
# On Hold

Rugby's Champions Cup and Challenge Cup finals postponed indefinitely

Mar 24th 2020, 9:38 AM 2,591 Views 5 Comments

The 2020 finals weekend had been set for Marseille on 22/23 May.

# epcr - Monday 16 March, 2020

Leinster and Ulster's Champions Cup quarter-finals have been postponed
# OFFICIAL
From The42
# OFFICIAL

Leinster and Ulster's Champions Cup quarter-finals have been postponed

Mar 16th 2020, 6:07 PM 24,124 Views 27 Comments

The European club season has been suspended.

# epcr - Sunday 9 February, 2020

Racing criticise 'ludicrous' and 'grotesque' decision to only fine Saracens
# Anger
From The42
# Anger

Racing criticise 'ludicrous' and 'grotesque' decision to only fine Saracens

Feb 9th 2020, 5:46 PM 13,629 Views 9 Comments

The French club are not happy.

# epcr - Friday 7 February, 2020

Racing 92 say they will 'enforce their rights' as Saracens hearing gets underway
# Mess
From The42
# Mess

Racing 92 say they will 'enforce their rights' as Saracens hearing gets underway

Feb 7th 2020, 6:30 PM 17,964 Views 20 Comments

The Top 14 club expressed surprise not to have been contacted about the misconduct charge.

Leinster opponents Saracens in trouble again over possible ineligible player
# Shambles
From The42
# Shambles

Leinster opponents Saracens in trouble again over possible ineligible player

Feb 7th 2020, 12:36 PM 39,009 Views 45 Comments

EPCR has brought a misconduct complaint against Sarries, who could be facing a fine or points deduction.

# epcr - Sunday 15 December, 2019

Munster-Saracens second-half scuffle to be investigated by EPCR
# Statement
From The42
# Statement

Munster-Saracens second-half scuffle to be investigated by EPCR

Dec 15th 2019, 1:26 PM 13,690 Views 79 Comments

The Champions Cup organisers released a statement this afternoon.

# epcr - Monday 14 October, 2019

Three Irish referees set for Champions Cup duty as appointments confirmed
# European Rugby
From The42
# European Rugby

Three Irish referees set for Champions Cup duty as appointments confirmed

Oct 14th 2019, 1:18 PM 8,430 Views 10 Comments

Frank Murphy, Andrew Brace and George Clancy will take charge of pool stage fixtures next month.

# epcr - Wednesday 19 June, 2019

Munster face tough pool draw as provinces to learn Champions Cup opponents
# Road To Marseille
From The42
# Road To Marseille

Munster face tough pool draw as provinces to learn Champions Cup opponents

Jun 19th 2019, 6:00 AM 18,676 Views 15 Comments

The draw for the 2019/20 competition takes place in Lausanne this afternoon.

# epcr - Saturday 11 May, 2019

Saracens fullback Goode named EPCR Player of the Year
# Top Performer
From The42
# Top Performer

Saracens fullback Goode named EPCR Player of the Year

May 11th 2019, 8:49 PM 10,306 Views 9 Comments

The England international was chosen ahead of Mako Vunipola and Leinster trio Seán Cronin, Tadhg Furlong and Garry Ringrose.

# epcr - Wednesday 24 April, 2019

Cronin, Furlong and Ringrose shortlisted for EPCR Player of the Year award
# Top Performers
From The42
# Top Performers

Cronin, Furlong and Ringrose shortlisted for EPCR Player of the Year award

Apr 24th 2019, 3:34 PM 14,599 Views 36 Comments

Champions Cup finalists Leinster and Saracens dominate the five-man shortlist.

# epcr - Monday 15 April, 2019

Former Ireland team manager Kearney appointed to EPCR board
# New Role
From The42
# New Role

Former Ireland team manager Kearney appointed to EPCR board

Apr 15th 2019, 3:57 PM 6,718 Views 2 Comments

Kearney will represent the IRFU at the top table of European rugby.

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