2015 European Rugby Champions Cup

The 2015 European Rugby Champions Cup will be the second season of the premier club rugby competition in Europe. It replaced the Heineken Cup.

There will be 20 teams playing in the competition, the top 6 teams from the English Premiership, the top 6 teams from the French Top 14, 7 teams from the Pro 12 and a qualifier from the next best placed teams from the 3 competitions.

The Pro 12 qualifiers are the 4 best placed teams from each country and the 3 highest placed teams after that.

Teams play in 5 pools of 4 teams and will play each team in their pool twice, home and away.

Following pool play, the top team from each pool and the best 3 runners-up will progress to the play-offs: quarter-finals, semi-finals and the final.


In 2015 the qualifier was determined by a play-off between the winner of the 2014 Challenge Cup and the highest placed Pro 12 team not already qualified, followed by the winner of that game playing off against the 7th placed team from the Top 14. Those games were played in May 2015.

May 24

May 24

Gloucester

Gloucester

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Connacht

Bordeaux Begles

Gloucester

Worcester

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Bordeaux Begles won the play-off and will take up the last remaining position in the 2015 European Rugby Champions Cup.


The teams playing in the competition are:

England

  • Saracens
  • Northampton Saints
  • Leicester Tigers
  • Bath
  • Wasps
  • Exeter Chiefs

France

  • Toulon
  • Clermont Auvergne
  • Racing 92
  • Toulouse
  • Oyonnax
  • Bordeaux Begles
  • Stade Francais


Ireland

  • Leinster
  • Munster
  • Ulster

Scotland

  • Glasgow Warriors

Wales

  • Ospreys
  • Scarlets

Italy

  • Benetton Treviso


Champions Cup Cup
Pool 1
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against BP Points
Saracens 6 6 220 73 4 28
Ulster 6 4 2 169 109 2 18
Oyonnax 6 1 5 99 218 3 7
Toulouse 6 1 5 85 173 1 5
Pool 2
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against BP Points
Exeter Chiefs 6 3 3 148 151 4 16
Bordeaux Begles 6 3 3 149 163 4 16
Ospreys 6 3 3 138 142 4 16
Clermont Auvergne 6 3 3 159 138 3 15
Pool 3
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against BP Points
Racing 92 6 4 1 1 174 70 4 22
Northampton Saints 6 4 1 1 94 93 1 19
Glasgow Warriors 6 3 3 114 96 2 14
Scarlets 6 6 59 182 2 2
Pool 4
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against BP Points
Leicester Tigers 6 5 1 185 91 3 23
Stade Francais 6 4 2 186 118 3 19
Munster 6 3 3 118 100 3 15
Benetton Treviso 6 6 53 233 0
Pool 5
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against BP Points
Wasps 6 4 2 186 72 4 20
Toulon 6 5 1 96 91 20
Bath 6 2 4 88 131 2 10
Leinster 6 1 5 82 158 2 6


Fixtures and Results

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January 24

Leicester Tigers

Oyonnax

Racing 92

Saracens

Munster

Northampton Saints

Leinster

Bordeaux Begles

Toulon

Ospreys


Ulster

Benetton Treviso

Bath

Toulouse

Glasgow Warriors

Scarlets

Exeter Chiefs

Clermont Auvergne

Stade Francais

Wasps


Ulster

Glasgow Warriors

Racing 92

Benetton Treviso

Exeter Chiefs

Ospreys

Munster

Oyonnax

Toulon

Wasps


Northampton Saints

Saracens

Bath

Stade Francais

Leinster

Bordeaux Begles

Scarlets

Toulouse

Clermont Auvergne

Leicester Tigers


Bordeaux Begles

Racing 92

Stade Francais

Oyonnax

Toulon


Ospreys

Munster

Bordeaux Begles

Saracens

Oyonnax

Leinster

Leicester Tigers

Racing 92

Toulon

Northampton Saints


Toulouse

Ulster

Bath

Wasps

Glasgow Warriors

Scarlets

Benetton Treviso

Stade Francais

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Ulster

Glasgow Warriors

Toulouse

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Scarlets

Wasps

Clermont Auvergne

Bath

Exeter Chiefs


Saracens

Leicester Tigers

Leinster

Oyonnax

Northampton Saints

Racing 92

Bordeaux Begles

Ospreys

Munster

Toulon


Toulouse

Scarlets

Northampton Saints

Stade Francais

Clermont Auvergne

Bordeaux Begles

Leicester Tigers

Saracens

Leinster

Bath


Racing 92

Oyonnax

Wasps

Benetton Treviso

Toulon

Ospreys

Glasgow Warriors

Ulster

Exeter Chiefs

Munster


Clermont Auvergne

Glasgow Warriors

Munster

Ulster

Bath


Clermont Auvergne

Stade Francais

Exeter Chiefs

Ulster

Toulouse

Bath

Benetton Treviso

Scarlets

Wasps

Glasgow Warriors


Saracens

Oyonnax

Toulon

Leinster

Racing 92

Northampton Saints

Munster

Leicester Tigers

Bordeaux Begles

Ospreys

Leicester

Oyonnax

Paris

London

Limerick

Northampton

Dublin

Bordeaux

Toulon

Swansea


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Treviso

Bath

Toulouse

Glasgow

Llanelli

Exeter

Clermont Ferrand

Paris

Coventry


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Toulon

Coventry


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Toulouse

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Leicester


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Toulon


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Oyonnax

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Leicester

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Bath

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April 9


April 10




April 23

April 24


May 14

Quarter - Finals

Wasps

Saracens

Leicester Tigers

Racing 92


Semi - Finals

Saracens

Leicester Tigers

Final

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Northampton Saints

Stade Francais

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Wasps

Racing 92


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Coventry

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