The Heineken Champions Cup is back and celebrating its 25th Season Anniversary. After a huge summer of international rugby, players are back with their clubs ready to take on a whole new challenge.
Taking some of you on a trip down memory lane, the first ever Heineken Champions Cup match was played on 31st October 1995, where Toulouse dominated the game beating Farul Constanta 54-10. Since then, players and clubs have not failed to deliver…
- All Time Top Try Scorer – Chris Ashton – 39
- All Time Top Points Scorer – Ronan O’Gara - 136
- Most Individual Appearances – Ronan O’Gara – 110
- Most Points in a Match: David Humphreys – 37
Most Final Appearances – Toulouse – 6
This season, 7 previous tournament winners – Toulouse, Leinster Rugby, Saracens, Munster Rugby, Bath Rugby, Ulster Rugby and Northampton Saints will be competing for the title with the tournament kicking off this Friday, 19:45 at Kingsholm Stadium, Gloucester. With the last meeting between Gloucester and Toulouse ending 34 – 24, this is sure to be A thrilling start to the tournament.
This season’s Heineken Champions Cup will see the introduction Sirius Match Ball for the first season. Used successfully at Rugby World Cup 2019, the Sirius is the most technically advanced rugby match ball in World Rugby. For more info on the Sirius, read more.
SET YOUR ALARMS – What else would you do with your weekend?
Friday 15th November: Gloucester vs Toulouse – 19:45
Saturday 16th November: Bath vs Ulster- 13:00
Saturday 16th November: Glasgow Warriors vs Sale – 13:00
Saturday 16th November: Leinster vs Benetton – 15:15
Saturday 16th November: La Rochelle vs Exeter – 15:15
Saturday 16th November: Clermont Auvergne vs Harlequins
Saturday 16th November: Ospreys vs Munster
Sunday 17th November: Connacht Rugby vs Montpellier
Sunday 17th November: Northampton vs Lyon
Sunday 17th November: Racing 92 vs Saracens