Rugby Union

Heineken Champions Cup


The Champions Cup is EPCR’s flagship tournament, and regarded universally as the ultimate northern hemisphere cross-border club rugby competition. Each match is extremely competitive and showcases numerous international players from across the globe.


“A strong and proactive working relationship with RDA has allowed EPCR to advance its strategic objectives regarding global coverage of the Heineken Champions Cup, managing to extend access to the tournament for fans worldwide across an exciting mix of traditional channels and OTT platforms,” Vincent Gaillard, CEO EPCR.


Played each year from October through to May, the Champions Cup takes place across nine weekends - six pool-stage rounds, building to quarter-finals, semi-finals and a final showdown at the end of the season. With second-tier tournament the Challenge Cup, there are approximately 100 top-class matches per season available to broadcasters and fans worldwide. RDA is distributing the global rights for the broadcast distribution of EPCR matches and highlights for four years, until the end of the 2021/22 season.