European Rugby Champions Cup Results

The 2020 European Rugby Champions Cup will be the 7th season of the premier club rugby competition in Europe. It replaced the Heineken Cup.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and related issues that delayed the finish of the 2019/20 season, the European Rugby Champions Cup will be run on a different format for 2020/21 season.

There will be 2 pools of 12 teams. There will be 4 rounds of pool play, with each team playing home and away against 2 teams not from the same domestic league.

Qualification was based on team positions in their respective domestic leagues and the Pro 14.

The top 4 teams from each pool will qualify for Quarter-Finals. These will be a 2 match, home and away series with the winners moving on to the Semi-Finals.

The next 4 teams in each pool will join the top eight teams from the European Challenge Cup and play a round of 16 in that competition. This will be knock-out format through to the final.

This format was to be affected by COVD-19 and changes were made. Details are further down on this page.



The teams playing in the competition are:

England

  • Bristol Bears
  • Gloucester
  • Sale Sharks
  • Bath
  • Harlequins
  • Exeter Chiefs
  • Northampton Saints
  • Wasps

France

  • Clermont Auvergne
  • Lyon
  • Racing 92
  • Toulouse
  • Montpellier
  • La Rochelle
  • Toulon
  • Bordeaux Bègles

Ireland

  • Leinster
  • Munster
  • Ulster
  • Connacht

Wales

  • Dragons
  • Scarlets

Scotland

  • Glasgow Warriors
  • Edinburgh Rugby

    

POOL A

Champions Cup Pool A
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against BP Points
Leinster 2 2 70 33 2 10
Wasps 2 2 57 22 2 10
Bordeaux Bègles 2 2 63 20 1 9
La Rochelle 2 2 41 8 1 9
Scarlets 2 2 51 19 1 9
Edinburgh 2 1 1 24 28 1 5
Toulon 2 1 1 26 42 4
Sale Sharks 2 2 29 42 1 1
Northampton Saints 2 2 31 51 1 1
Bath 2 2 19 51 1 1
Montpellier 2 2 28 68 0
Dragons 2 2 16 71 0

POOL B

Champions Cup Pool A
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against BP Points
Lyon 2 2 83 10 2 10
Racing 92 2 2 75 29 2 10
Toulouse 2 2 57 22 2 10
Munster 2 2 60 38 8
Clermont Auvergne 2 1 1 82 77 2 6
Bristol Bears 2 1 1 65 69 2 6
Exeter Chiefs 2 1 1 42 28 1 5
Gloucester 2 1 1 48 89 1 5
Ulster 2 2 56 67 3 3
Connacht 2 2 40 53 1 1
Harlequins 2 2 14 70 0
Glasgow Warriors 2 2 0 70 0

 


Fixtures and Results

December 11

      

December 12

      

        

         

      

          

December 13

       

        

      

        

December 18

    

December 19

         

           

          

           

        

       

December 20

           

Ulster

Northampton Saints

Bristol Bears

Toulon

Bath

Dragons

Montpellier

Edinburgh Rugby

Lyon

Racing 92

Exeter Chiefs

Munster

      

Scarlets

Wasps

Clermont Auvergne

Glasgow Warriors

Gloucester

Leinster

La Rochelle

Sale Sharks

Bordeaux Bègles

Harlequins

Toulouse

Connacht

 

v

v

v

v

v

v

v

v

v

v

v

v

  

v

v

v

v

v

v

v

v

v

v

v

v

 

Toulouse

Bordeaux Bègles

Clermont Auvergne

Sale Sharks

Scarlets

Wasps

Leinster

La Rochelle

Gloucester

Connacht

Glasgow Warriors

Harlequins

    

Toulon

Montpellier

Munster

Lyon

Ulster

Northampton Saints

Bath

Edinburgh Rugby

Dragons

Racing 92

Exeter Chiefs

Bristol Bears

    

Belfast

Northampton

Bristol

Toulon

Bath

Newport

Montpellier

Edinburgh

Lyon

Paris

Exeter

Limerick

   

Llanelli

Coventry

Clermont-Ferrand

Glasgow

Gloucester

Dublin

La Rochelle

Salford

Bordeaux

London

Toulouse

Galway


22

12

38

26

19

8

14

8

55

26

42

21


28

33

31

0

 38

 35

28

15

47

7

28

18

29

16

51

14

23

24

35

13

10

22

0

7


0

14

39

28

 34

19

0

16

8

49

0

27

A number of matches were affected by COVID-19 issues and results were determined as 28-0 wins to teams. 



At this point the European Rugby Champions Cup was suspended due to issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic. 


At the end of February 2021 the EPCR announced revised a tournament format to allow for the completion of the competition. The original draw for Rounds 3 & 4 were cancelled.

There would be Round of 16 matches followed by the knock-out stages. The Round of 16 matches would be determined by a draw.

The 8 highest placed teams in each Pool at the time of the suspension of play qualified for the Round of 16. Teams from the same league cannot be drawn against one another. Teams which had won both pool stage matches on the pitch (that is; not COVID-19 affected results) will get home advantage.

The other 8 teams will play in a Round of 16 against the best 8 teams of the European Rugby Challenge Cup.

Following the Round of 16 an open draw will be held to determine the quarter-final matches. Teams from the same league may end up playing against each other. 

Round of 16

April 2


April 3

   

   

April 4

    

   

    

Quarter-Finals

April 10

  

April 11

    

Semi-Finals

May 1

May 2

Final

May 22

Leinster

Gloucester

Wasps

Munster

Exeter Chiefs

Racing 92

Bordeaux Bègles

Scarlets

   

   

Exeter Chiefs

La Rochelle

Clermont Auvergne

Bordeaux Bègles

    

Toulouse

La Rochelle

    

Toulouse

v

v

v

v

v

v

v

v

 

 

v

v

v

v

  

v

v

  

v


Toulon

La Rochelle

Clermont Auvergne

Toulouse

Lyon

Edinburgh Rugby

Bristol Bears

Sale Sharks

  

  

Leinster

Sale Sharks

Toulouse

Racing 92

   

Bordeaux Bègles

Leinster

  

La Rochelle

Dublin

Gloucester

Coventry

Limerick

Exeter

Paris

Bordeaux

Llanelli

   

   

Exeter

La Rochelle

Clermont Ferrand

Bordeaux

   

Toulouse

La Rochelle

   

London

C

16

25

33

47

56

36

14

  

  

22

45

12

24

  

21

32

  

22

C

27

27

40

25

3

17

57

  

  

34

21

21

21

  

9

23

  

17

The Leinster v Toulon match was cancelled after a number of Toulon players tested positive for COVID-19. Leinster were awarded the match and progressed to the quarter-finals.